The Safari Collection is a portfolio of East Africa's finest destinations. Each of the camps and lodges in our collection offer an exceptional experience, extending a unique and personally hosted stay in the best location of their area.
Our diverse portfolio consists of four unique properties plus a dayroom and wellness centre:
Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya – a unique boutique hotel offering the most unforgettable bucket list breakfasts in the world. Experience incredible encounters with a herd of endangered Rothschild’s giraffe which roam freely around the grounds.
The Retreat at Giraffe Manor – an exquisite spa and wellness facility as well as dayroom accommodation situated right next door to Giraffe Manor in Nairobi. The Retreat provides an exclusive relaxation space for guests of our collection to enjoy as they transit through Nairobi.
Sala’s Camp in the Masai Mara, Kenya – a beautiful camp in the southern Masai Mara renowned for delivering an authentic safari experience with exceptional personalised service and fine dining. It is also one of the first Mara camps to witness the annual wildebeest migration as it enters Kenya each year.
Solio Lodge in Laikipia, Kenya – a contemporary and exclusive lodge located on highly successful private rhino sanctuary. Experience unbelievable rhino encounters, first class hospitality, exquisite cuisine and abundant outdoor adventures.
Sasaab in Samburu, Kenya – a stunning luxury camp perched on the edge of a rocky outcrop overlooking a river in the heart of the Samburu wilderness.
We create the most magical, tailor-made safari adventures to some of Kenya’s best locations and beyond. Our four stunning and diverse properties offer an exciting array of activities to appeal to every traveller:
- thrilling 4x4 game drives to see incredible wildlife
- walking, cycling and horse-riding through the wild
- bush breakfasts and magical sundowner experiences
- fly camping in the wilderness
- camel rides
- quad bikes
- epic helicopter excursions to Kenya’s hidden north
- community project visits
- authentic cultural interactions
- private plunges pools and luxury spa treatments
- fine dining
- And so much more!
You dream it. We make it happen.
Where we operate
- Beach Holidays
- Bird Watching
- Mobile Safaris
- Safaris - Fixed Camp
- Eco tourism
- Cultural activities
- Honeymoon safaris
Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism
Eco tourism is the very backbone of The Safari Collection ethos, where conservation, community and tourism stand side by side. From our commitment to local community to the way we purchase our supplies, The Safari Collection takes into consideration its impact at all levels.
Our hands on conservation team is committed to protecting, maintaining and enhancing the incredible landscapes in which we work, in order to support the long term vision of The Safari Collection and to preserve the wilderness for future generations.
Tourism is responsible for 25% of the GDP in Kenya and the communities that live adjacent to The Safari Collection properties are almost entirely dependent on tourism for their income.
Most visitors that come to Kenya come to see the big cats.
The Safari Collection realise the significance of this, and so we are specifically focusing our conservation efforts on the big cats of Kenya, working to ensure the longevity of the tourism industry and in turn directly impacting on the sustainability of the communities with whom we work.
The Safari Collection is supporting conservation and community development through a few carefully chosen projects, all of which directly conserve the big cats and address the primary causes of their decline and meet the most important needs of the surrounding communities, gaining leverage and trust.
Please click here for more information on all the community and conservation projects that we are involved with.
12 July 2021
There’s more than meets the eye to Nairobi’s Giraffe Manor. This boutique lodge has been a breeding centre for endangered Rothschild’s giraffes longer than it’s been a hotel.Read More
01 June 2021
After a quiet year, our helicopter pilot is thrilled to have taken to the skies once again in our private helicopter. Stationed between Solio Lodge in Laikipia and Sasaab in Samburu, our heli is ready to transport guests on the most magical adventures to some of Kenya’s wildest destinations.Read More
17 December 2020
This Christmas, The Safari Collection wanted to use the power of song to bring together friends, family, past and future guests, however far away from one another we may be. So, with a little help from soloist Edna Ratemo, our very own team sang their hearts out. And, as it turns out, we have quite the in-house choir. Enjoy our festive version of ‘My Land is Kenya’.Read More
27 April 2020
Since the beginning, The Safari Collection has been a passionate supporter of a diverse range of community and conservation projects all over Kenya. At a time when the world is finding comfort and solace in nature, safeguarding our environment for future generations seems more important than ever before.Read More
11 February 2020
2020 has arrived, bringing new dreams, new paths and new promises. As we embark on our journey into a new decade, the climate crisis and the rate of technological developments bring some uncertainty. But one thing is certain: travel will continue to be highly prized as a way to spend quality time with loved ones, disconnect from busy lives and do something that feels good.Read More
19 December 2019
This festive season, The Safari Collection have turned their attention away from what is under their Christmas tree, to the tree itself. As more and more people worldwide are wising up to the climate crisis, the significance of trees has been brought into sharper focus than ever before. We cannot live without trees, yet we are destroying the earth’s forests at an alarming rate. Earlier this year, forest fires ravaged the slopes of Mount Kenya, destroying thousands of hectares of forest habitat. The Brazilian Amazon rainforest was also hard hit by wildfires, but even more worryingly, 2019 saw it suffer the worst deforestation in over a decade.Read More
11 December 2019
The Safari Collection are thrilled to support an exciting new conservation project working to protect the highly threatened pangolin. These secretive and mysterious nocturnal creatures are covered head to toe in hard keratin scales and are one of the most trafficked mammals in the world. Their meat is eaten as a delicacy in China and Vietnam and their scales are misguidedly used in traditional medicine. Tragically, pangolins are utterly defenceless against the hands of their biggest predators: humans.Read More
30 July 2019
Meet the latest addition to The Safari Collection's team, a handsome Eurocopter AS 350 B3 helicopter. Built for low-level cruising, optimum scenic viewing and with its proven superior performance in extreme conditions, it is the best in its field. It comes with five passenger seats and our experienced heli-pilot, Kieran Allen.Read More
26 June 2019
Giraffe Manor reopened for the season on 2nd June 2019. Despite being closed, we have been incredibly busy, and we have lots of exciting developments to reveal. Three of the main manor bedrooms have undergone significant renovations. Lynn and Marlon are now charming superior rooms with a balcony or terrace from which you can feed the giraffe. The Karen Blixen Suite now has two large en-suite bedrooms with an adjoining lounge area and a large balcony.Read More
09 April 2019
This May, The Safari Collection will be hosting a Wilderness Wellness Safari that is set to Nourish your body, soothe your soul and help you reconnect with nature. Experience the diversity of Kenya’s wild landscapes and the incredible and variant wildlife as you journey to three diversely stunning safari locations. Game drive through the iconic Nairobi National Park – the oldest park in Africa – and photograph many of the ‘big five’ against the skyline of Kenya’s bustling capital. Journey to the rugged north where you will glimpse Samburu life and indulge in four days of nourishment for the mind and body through a specially designed wellness programme.Read More
13 February 2019
This March join award-winning National Geographic photographer Robin Moore on an exclusive six-night safari to capture Kenya from behind the lens. This cultural photographic adventure will take you on a journey from the lawns of Nairobi's elegant Giraffe Manor to the alluringly beaded Samburu tribe at Sasaab, ending beneath the shadows of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountain Range at Solio. Under the guidance of Robin Moore, you will be given insider tips and photography tricks while being immersed in the colourful Samburu culture, up-close wildlife encounters and breath-taking vistas. It is also possible to extend your adventure to Sala's Camp.Read More
29 August 2018
Tucked away in a wild, quiet corner of Kenya’s mighty Masai Mara, The Safari Collection’s Sala’s Camp is privileged to witness one of the greatest shows on earth. Sala’s is one of the first camps in the Mara to experience the legendary annual migration of wildebeest, which thunders by from June to September each year. Over 1.5 million wildebeest, zebra and antelope migrate clockwise around the Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem, travelling 800 kilometres and taking in two different countries as they court, mate, give birth and die along the way.Read More
10 July 2018
In May this year, The Safari Collection held its fifth annual eye clinic that took place at The Mary Immaculate Hospital in Nyeri, Central Kenya. During this time, a team of experienced Kenyan doctors from the UK based charity, ‘Medical and Education Aid to Kenya’ (MEAK), with the help of our Solio Lodge staff, treated 1138 patients and performed exactly 100 life-changing surgeries for members of the local community.Read More
14 March 2018
The number of giraffes across the continent has fallen by 40% in the last three decades. The Rothschild’s giraffes found in Kenya are particularly endangered with their populations having dropped by 80-90%. Our beautiful and charismatic giants here at the Manor are, sadly, much more endangered than elephants, rhinos and lions.Read More
09 February 2018
At The Safari Collection, we think that the green season has a great number of unique experiences to offer our guests. Read more here on the many green season greats to be enjoyed at our properties and why we think this is an exceptional time to travel.Read More
30 January 2018
As 2018 begins we would like to reflect on what we achieved through our Community and Conservation projects. 2017 saw the launch of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) campaign to highlight the benefits of sustainable tourism. In keeping with this theme, The Safari Collection’s dedicated team spent 2017 trying to fulfil this mission as highlighted in our 2017 Sustainability infographic.Read More
17 January 2018
We are incredibly excited to welcome the New Year with a fresh, new look at Giraffe Manor. The manor’s two breakfast rooms (potentially the most photographed rooms this side of the Sahara) have had a bit of a ‘face-lift’ and are looking, if we do say so ourselves, picture perfect and more Insta-ready than ever. We know that for our guests, capturing the perfect, most unique Giraffe Manor moment has virtually become a cult-like quest so we thought we’d kick off 2018 by providing a new backdrop against which some of the world’s most fun photos are taken.Read More
15 January 2018
We are making a splash into the New Year with new plunge pools at Sala’s Camp. As of 1st December 2017, each one of our seven tents now enjoy private plunge pools with a spacious deck overlooking the Sand River and rolling hills of the northern Serengeti. Sala’s pool side paradise is the perfect place to unwind and relax after the excitement of your day’s game drive. Cool off with a refreshing cocktail and dip your toes whilst watching the wonders of the Masai Mara pass by.Read More
19 December 2017
The season of giving is upon us and we are feeling privileged and excited to welcome our guests and give them the magical and unmatched gift of a journey to Kenya this Christmas. With only six sleeps to go until the big day, Christmas preparations are underway with decorations being hung, fridges filled and presents wrapped. Festive plans are in full swing and we can’t wait to share an African Christmas with the magnificent singing Samburu and prickly whistling thorn Christmas trees.Read More
14 November 2017
The Safari Collection, in partnership with Kenya’s top professional personal trainers & Pilates instructors, Karina Walsh, and nutritional therapist & therapeutic chef, Heather Cuthbert, is excited to be offering a healthy holistic, four-day Wilderness Wellness Retreat at Sasaab in the beautiful Samburu Wilderness.Read More
20 June 2017
The Safari Collection specialises in trips to Virunga National Park, one of the wildest, most biodiverse places on the planet and the oldest National Park in Africa. The park thrives on tourism, truly connecting people to nature. Your visit to Virunga's beautiful and fragile environment can help save it. Trekking this vast and beautiful forest to meet the gorillas or to climb one of the many volcanoes will suit all of those with an unquenchable thirst for the next chapter in the…Read More
06 June 2017
Ever since the iconic cinematic sequence in which Robert Redford flies Meryl Streep over the breathtaking landscapes of Kenya in ‘Out of Africa’, safaris have been synonymous with romantic travel. Imagine vast landscapes of overwhelming beauty and inky night skies dotted by billions of glimmering stars. Imagine deafening silence broken by the roar of a lion or distant song of local villagers. Imagine roll-top copper bathtubs surrounded by hurricane lanterns and a crackling fire at …Read More
09 May 2017
At The Safari Collection we are proud to support a wide variety of conservation and community initiatives at each of our four properties in Kenya. 2016 was an extremely busy year for us and we’d like to share our main highlights and success stories with you. To see more about the different projects that we support and our statistics please read our latest blog and visit our website. Read More
19 April 2017
In March The Safari Collection were delighted to host National Geographic Photographer Robin Moore at Giraffe Manor, Solio Lodge and Sasaab for TSC's first ever Cultural Photographic Safari experience. Robin was joined by six budding photographers who were under his professional, photographic guidance, getting insider tips and tricks in a photographers paradise! Read on to see how Robin captures the magic of his Kenyan photographic safari. Read More
10 April 2017
Grab your popcorn and pellets! Giraffe Manor, flagship property of The Safari Collection’s portfolio of luxury Kenyan properties, is pleased to be featuring in BBC Two’s new series, ‘Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby’. Join us as we host journalist Giles Coren and chef Monica Galetti as they venture behind-the-scenes of Kenya’s most iconic property where wildlife conservation combines with top-tier accommodation and service to offer guests the ultim…Read More
21 December 2016
The Safari Collection is very excited to share their Christmas video, an adaptation of ‘The First Noel’, which has been lovingly ‘made in Kenya’ with the extremely talented Maia Von Lekow. Maia is one of Kenya’s brightest young musicians and a mega talent. All guests that travel with The Safari Collection this Christmas are helping to keep the spirit of Christmas giving alive all year. For every guest who joins them on safari over Christmas, they are donating extr…Read More
24 July 2014
The Westgate Samburu Community in north-central Kenya received a unique set of visitors recently… in the form of an entire dental clinic. Many of the rural areas in Kenya do not have a dental service, and in some instances, the only available dental treatment is provided by witch doctors. In Westgate, the nearest dentist is located in Isiolo town, which is at least a two-hour drive away or more than a full days walk. The Samburu have poor access to clean water and they use a twig f…Read More
04 April 2014
Congratulations to Solio Lodge for achieving silver certification under Kenya’s Eco-rating Scheme, a sustainable tourism certification program that aims to promote responsible tourism in Kenya. Solio was assessed in January 2014 and achieved the silver eco-rating - a fantastic achievement for an entry level. The programs focus is to recognise best practices in environmental conservation, responsible resource use and socio-economic investment among tourism accommodation fa…Read More