A Sky Safari is more than a holiday. It’s an immersion. It will ease you through airports, transport you in their private planes, book you in to the most exquisite camps in the best wildlife locations in East-Africa, and ensure every detail is taken care of – from optimising your chances of seeing the Big5 to knowing how you take your Gin & Tonic.
To put it simply, it’s all planned and curated in advance by the safari experts at Sky Safari by Elewana Collection of boutique and luxurious Camps & Lodges in East Africa.
On each safari departure they have a maximum capacity of 8 persons, you have the option of joining and sharing the departure with other guests booked on the same safari, else you have the option of booking the entire safari departure exclusively for your family of upto maximum 8 persons, or even less, and can still buy the full departure.
Safari bookings are now open for departures starting May 2021.
The Fleet on your Sky Safari:
Each of Sky Safari’s small fleet of executive-class planes has an air of opulence and exclusivity: huge white-leather seats, inflight fizz, a generous luggage allowance and a maximum of only 8 passengers.
They undergo rigorous and regular maintenance. They won’t just fly you in safety and style – they also save you time. Their flights are private, personal and direct, since Sky Safari owns and operate their own fleet of aircrafts and not dependent on local scheduled flight operations. This means no needless waiting or stops en route, you’ll be whisked straight into the wilderness.
Accommodation on your Sky Safari:
The Elewana Collection used in your SkySafari journey, is a collection of unique, boutique lodges, camps and hotels in Kenya and Tanzania, tucked into some of the world’s most astonishing wildlife-viewing spots, putting you right at the heart of the action.
Each of Elewana’s small, intimate retreats has its own character and style, but they all share the same ethos: exceptional personalised service, endless attention to detail, luxury with a light environmental touch and some of the best food you’ll eat in East Africa.
3 Breathtaking Safari Adventures:
You have choice of below curated, pre-planned routes by Sky Safari:
– Nairobi – Amboseli – Laikipia – Masai Mara
On this journey they whisk you away for 10 days of total wilderness. Watch huge elephant herds in the shadow of Kilimanjaro. Immerse yourself in Loisaba’s wildlife-rich hills and river valleys by jeep, bike, horse or camel. And fly into the matchless Masai Mara – home to the Big Five – to witness one of nature’s greatest spectacles.
– Arusha – Tarangire – Ngorongoro – Serengeti
SkySafari Tanzania, expertly curated: this 10 day trip combines the best of the untamed north, in style. Sleep amid the striking baobabs and abundant elephants of lesser-visited Tarangire. Delve into Ngorongoro, the colossal volcanic crater teeming with life. And finish on the sweeping Serengeti, where the wide horizon and wild encounters never seem to end.
SkySafari East Africa (My favourite)
– Nairobi – Amboseli – Laikipia – Masai Mara – Serengeti – Ngorongoro
Enjoy the best of both. This 13 day safari combines the ultimate Kenya and Tanzania wilderness experiences. They will fly you in high-class comfort from the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro to the rippling Loisaba plateau, the endless plains of East Africa’s headline reserves and into the world’s largest intact caldera. 2 countries, 5 diverse locations, innumerable close encounters, animals too abundant to count.
Private Safari: JUST FOR YOU:
Whether you’re travelling with the kids and grandparents, a group of friends or even as a couple, You can select from any of above listed 3 safari routes, and make it Private, JUST FOR YOU.
Imagine: your own private plane and pilot for the duration of your trip, delivering you direct to lodges, efficiently and luxuriously. More space, more quality time together, and complete privacy.
Got a passion for leopards, wild dogs, or songbirds? You can let your guides know. Want to reschedule game drives for a longer lay-in or more time with a book? No problem at all. Want to feel like a VIP but without the prohibitive price-tag? That’s SkySafari specialty.
The cost per person will differ depending on how many people are in your group, but it’s more affordable than you might think. And for a group of 6 or more, it makes perfect sense.
They make sure that every SkySafari is as personal as possible. But when you take over the whole trip, just for your family, you truly do call the shots. Everything – every dinner time and activity departure, every breakfast preference and sundowner tipple – is tailored to your preferences.
There’s no need to share a safari vehicle – you’ll head out on game drives in your private vehicle, exactly when you want to. If there’s a particular animal you want to tick off, your guide will focus on finding it. If you want to spend more time watching that family of cheetah or those wallowing hippo, your driver will stay as long as you like. If you want to get back to camp in time for morning naps or pool laps, that’s down for you.
Sky Safari team can up the ante by organising bespoke experiences for your safari bubble. How about a big wilderness dinner, served under the stars, so you can share your favorite dishes as you listen to the sounds of bush? Or how about being whisked off to a private sundowner spot, to toast the day away from anyone else, in the most spectacular of locations? Or maybe a private horse-ride, so you can gallop across the plains together?
They take you to the most mind-blowing places, in the most elegant style, delivering you to the most luxurious locations and the most knowledgeable guides. But the finer details are up to you. Your Sky Safari can be what you want it to be: action-packed, laid-back, sociable, solitary, unique. You choose.
Accommodation used by Sky Safari (The Elewana Collection):
Elewana Tortilis Camp, Amboseli, Kenya:
Tortilis Camp has a prime location for witnessing the majesty of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro.
Located in a private conservancy bordering the national park, game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals take place both inside the national park and in the conservancy, where guests enjoy exclusivity.
All the 16 tents are spacious, with king or twin beds and elegant en suite bathrooms. There is a main lounge, bar and dining area, all exquisitely built with natural materials and thatched roofs, with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro.
The Private House and Family Tent are located slightly separate to the main camp, upon the hill where they share a pool and enjoy magnificent views of Kilimanjaro.
Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp, Laikipia, Kenya:
Perched on the edge of an escarpment, Loisaba Tented Camp is designed to capitalize on unhindered views across Laikipia’s mottled landscape all the way to Mt Kenya. All accommodations and main areas enjoy a breathtaking vantage point over an expansive panorama.
African-themed sophistication and style is the flavor of Loisaba Tented Camp. It’s 12 spacious and airy tents are custom-built with large floor-to-ceiling doors and windows, high ceilings and polished wood floors. The tent suites are adorned in chic Africana furniture with a modern European twist.
The inviting main areas of Loisaba Tented Camp include a large open dining area, separate open lounge and bar, a large wooden decking area for outside dining, relaxing and enjoying the view, and one of Africa’s most picturesque infinity pools.
Home to elephant, a healthy population of lion, the rare wild dog and an abundance of other species, Loisaba is a prime example of successful collaboration between conservation, communities, ranching and tourism.
Visitors to Loisaba are offered a myriad of activities to experience the wildlife and landscape on many different levels. Loisaba boasts a fleet of brand new custom-designed Land Rover safari vehicles for game driving both day and night. Other activities include horse-riding, camel-trekking, guided bush walks, fishing, mountain biking, cultural visits to Samburu villages and visits to the anti-poaching sniffer dogs.
Elewana Loisaba Star Beds, Laikipia, Kenya:
Poised on a rocky kopje, the Loisaba Star Beds command sweeping views over an undulating valley and a permanent waterhole, frequented by resident wildlife.
Handcrafted four-poster wooden beds sit on raised wooden platforms jutting out from a thatched-roof accommodation and are rolled out each night for guests to enjoy the most memorable sleep under the endless African sky.
Rustically designed to complement the surrounding environment, each star bed is individually built in harmony with the natural rocky features, incorporating a sitting area, and open plan bathroom with a view.
Loisaba Star Beds is a truly authentic and intimate African experience.
Elewana Sand River Masai Mara Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya:
Located on the banks of a river from which it has taken its name, Sand River Masai Mara is located within the Masai Mara National Reserve, close to the Tanzanian border.
Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, Sand River Masai Mara replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920’s.
The interior fixtures and furnishings mirror this period perfectly, reminding all who visit of those countless Hollywood movies that have paid homage to a classic era of African adventure.
Sand River Masai Mara is an ideal destination, at any time of the year, for those wishing to enjoy exceptional game-viewing. The National Reserve is best known for its large concentrations of big cats, such as leopard, cheetah and, of course, lion. Even the dramatic arrival of the Annual Migration merely adds to an already abundant resident wildlife that awaits discovery.
Sand River Masai Mara comprises of 16-tented accommodations – including 1 family tent – each divided into two separate but adjoining campsites, with each area possessing its own designated dining and public areas, thereby creating an increased sense of exclusivity and privacy.
Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp, Serengeti, Tanzania
Located in South Central Serengeti – Tanzania – (within the Moru Kopjes area), Serengeti Pioneer Camp is ideally situated to offer superlative access to the annual migration and the ‘Big 5’ with sweeping views overlooking Moru Kopjes, Lake Magadi and the endless plains.
Comprising of twelve tented accommodations – inclusive of one 2-bedroom family tent – Serengeti Pioneer Camp evokes the very best of an era long-gone but certainly not forgotten.
The enclosed tents with a canvas-covered floor adorned with throw carpets, luxuriant soft furnishings, a writing desk and stationery set. Each tent has en-suite facilities including a flushing toilet, vanity basin, and period-style hot showers.
A dining tent hosts the Camp’s guests for both breakfast and dinner, whilst luncheons are taken either in the Camp or in the bush during what will no doubt be yet another enthralling day in the Serengeti.
Serengeti Pioneer Camp captures the original essence of the mobile African safari, engendering nostalgic wonderment whilst unlocking the adventurous spirit within all of us.The drama and beauty of the Serengeti National Park is indeed awe inspiring.
The Manor at Ngorongoro, Tanzania
The Manor at Ngorongoro combines a dash of opulence with easy access to the ‘eighth wonder of the world’.
Set amid glorious gardens and lush coffee fields in the Tanzanian highlands, it oozes old world glamour: think polished-wood floors and antique furnishings, fine dining, billiards and cigars.
Each of 18 Manor Cottage Suites has its own private entrance, and adjoining private sun terrace. A double open-fronted log-burning fireplace divides a room interior that mirrors the traditional Cape Dutch architecture. The en suite bath and shower room possesses a Victorian-style claw-footed bath, as well as twin vanity basins and large ‘rainfall’ shower.
It’s the sort of place you could spend says, taking high tea on the lawn, indulging in the spa or exploring the hills on horseback. But you’ll want to delve into nearby Ngorongoro Crater too, the world’s largest intact caldera and a festival of wildlife – some 30,000 animals congregate here.
Their guides will take you over the rim; and they also have special permission to host bush lunches in a private area, away from the crowds, so you can picnic in exclusive style without missing a wildlife-packed minute.
Elewana Tarangire Treetops:, Tanzania
With its prime location in a private conservancy on the edge of Tarangire National Park, Elewana Tarangire Treetops offers the best of both. The park’s wealth of wildlife – from big cats to huge elephant herds – is right on the doorstep. But the lodge being just outside the national park means a greater variety of experiences is possible, from spine-tingling night drives to eye-opening bush walks with Masai guides.
Each of Treetops’ elevated rooms boast one of the largest bedrooms to be found in any camp or lodge in East Africa – with a floor space of 65 square metres – and all with an exotic double shower en suite bathroom. With furnishings that create warmth and demonstrate a commitment to local craftsmanship, the ‘up-in-the-air’ experience is completed by the open-fronted room design affording views across the Tarangire plains from an expansive but private balcony.
Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge, Tanzania:
On the edge of Arusha, in the foothills of Mount Meru, elegant Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge is the ideal place to shake off the stresses of travel and sink into holiday mode.
Its handsome suites are scattered amid a working coffee plantation – a leafy sanctuary of serenity. Here, you can relax in your room’s decadent four-poster, by your real log fire or on your private veranda overlooking the aromatic Arabica bushes.
You can unwind by the pool or in the spa. You can linger over lunch in the garden, dine on fine fusion cuisine or join an open-air Swahili-style feast.
Don’t miss the fascinating tree-to-cup tour around the grounds and visit Shanga, a social enterprise based on site that employs people with disabilities to create quality handmade products – you can watch the artisans at work and pick up a souvenir or two.
Sky Safari USP’s:
– Best wildlife viewing in East-Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) – they have curated (pre-planned and ready to book on a per seat basis, or an exclusive buy-out) each journey to create the ultimate safari experience in each destination.
– They have their own executive jet planes which offer luxury armchair travel and direct flights between camps rather than the usual drop off/pick ups or en-route transit stops.
– This means you get more time on the ground and less time travelling from one camp to the other. It is estimated that you save 21 hours of travel time in Tanzania, and 24 hours
of travel time in Kenya by using Sky Safari’s private executive jet.
– You get greater luggage allowance, which is a luxury on safari flights. On a Sky Safari you get 20 kgs (plus 3kgs hand luggage), as against only 15 kgs on other local scheduled flights.
– You have option of an exclusive takeover for your family or your private group of family and friends, since each executive jet can take upto maximum 8 passengers.
– Sky Safari offers Luxurious accommodation using Elewana Collection properties in East Africa, which offer exceptional accommodation, and high levels of customer care and guiding.
– You get access to attention to detail during your safari journey with VIP airport meet and greet, bells and whistles during trip, elements of surprise and delight, seamless and personal – single check in/check out, consistency of pilot, communication between camps. It’s all taken care-off while you enjoy your safari experiences.
How to book:
You can book with their preferred partner in India – Experiential Travel Journeys Pvt. Ltd., they are based out of New Delhi. They are a boutique travel design and East-Africa safari experts.