Great Plains targets Kenya tourism revival

Inaugural 'Return of the Safari Pioneers' launches in November 2020

Great Plains Conservation has partnered with Kenya Airways to offer the inaugural small group ‘Return of the Safari Pioneers’ itinerary departing from New York to Nairobi on 21 November 2020. Part of a series, the program “pampers the soul, rehabilitates the spirit, reconnects to ancient African roots, and that shared hunger for space and purity,” the company says.

The curated experience, limited to a maximum of 30 “safari pioneers”, is perfect for those wanting to immerse themselves in African wildlife while in the lap of luxury.

The safari includes three nights’ accommodation at each of Great Plains Conservation’s Mara Plains Camp, Mara Nyika Camp, ol Donyo Lodge, as well as partner property, Arijiju. The cost for the 12-night safari is US$42,900 per person sharing including return flights from the USA. 

Ol Donyo Lodge

“We will get you there is style, and with almost no intersection with other people. Most of all, you will be emissaries of HOPE, restarting travel, connecting our world again, playing a role in our collective emotional rediscoveries, health and strength,” Great Plains said.

“We don’t believe in simply waiting for this all to just happen to us, we believe in taking charge of our destinies, finding solutions and be a part of positive change. That is why what we are announcing today is so important. So filled with hope.”

The itinerary promises exclusive health, customs and immigration formalities allowing guests to be cleared in private lounges and onto virtually Wingtip to Wingtip transfers into the camps.

“Our highest-end camps have been pre-certified from a health and safety standard, and qualify as self-quarantine camps that you can move between with this safari designed around Safety, Experience, and Minimal Fuss as our three priorities.

“We have secured the entire business class cabin for each flight and with the addition of our Great Plains Conservation executive chef’s cuisine being served on board ensures this safari represents a first-class experience.

Mara Plains

Great Plains Conservation are members of Relais & Châteaux and National Geographic Unique Lodges.

Additional opportunities for personalised departures from the United Kingdom, Europe, UAE, India and the USA are available with recommended stays from at least 10 to 14 nights.

While the ‘Return of the Safari Pioneers’ trip is offered from the USA, when the time is right, guests from Australia will also have a similar opportunity to experience the Safari Pioneers itinerary for themselves.

“There certainly are options from other destinations – in fact anywhere in the world including Australia, although that is a touch challenging since no one can leave that continent to travel anywhere right now, although we would love to have our Australia and New Zealand guests come stay with us,” Great Plains’ Managing Director of Sales, Marketing and Reservations, Hilton Walker told LATTE.
Mara Nyika

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Lead image: Mara Nyika Camp, Naboisho Conservancy

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