Oh where to begin with relaying all of the incredible experiences I've had in Kenya over the last week! I can't really begin to stress how fortunate I feel to have experienced and seen some of the things I have in the last five days, so have strung together a series of posts across the five days we were in Africa, talking about everything from the animals, locations, community projects and discoveries we shared- so I hope you enjoy!...

Before this year going on safari was never really something I'd considered. It was something I'd seen (and probably repinned) endlessly, but the idea of going about it and finally booking something seemed a little murky and I wouldn't have even been sure about where to start- let's just say the most familiar I'd ever gotten to a safari was siting on the apple Internet browser (Ho Ho Ho). So when I was invited by The Safari Collection to explore their magical properties across Kenya, I felt incredibly privileged to get to visit a part of such an incredible continent and can safely say it was unlike anything I'd experienced. So with five days of exploring three of their beautiful hideouts, we set off last Friday evening from London for our adventure to begin...



Our first stop was at beautiful Sasaab in Samburu. Located on the river, and tucked away in Kenya's Northern Frontier District- the lodge is heavily inspired by traditional Morrocan decor with its rich terracotta, sweeping canopies, open bathroom and tiled plunge pools. With the resident dikdik Rosie and Thorn (as well as their wonderful hosts) greeting us- everyone from start to finish made us feel completely at home in this beautiful spot. With a busy couple of days at Sasaab on the agenda, we spent our time experiencing early morning game drives, camel rides across the bush (which naturally left me feeling like Joanna Lumley), drinks atop of Sundowner Rock and dinner underneath one of the starriest skies I've seen.



On top of that, during our visit we also visited the local Samburu village. The camp works incredibly closely with local communities and upon visiting the local village and warriors, I felt truly fortunate to be able to witness how a community this side of the world live. With Sasaab, and The Safari Collection working on initiatives that include eye and dental clinics, school feeding programmes and girls empowerment programmes- it was amazing to see how they support one another and learn about how they aim to provide unforgettable safari experiences whilst providing opportunities to the local people too.



And that's of course without even mentioning the wildlife! After touching down on the airstrip after a short flight from Wilson Airport in Nairobi- I'm pretty sure it was one of my greatest 'pinch-me' moments spotting a giraffe peeking out from the trees on our game drive back to camp. We continued to spot everything from a lion with it's kill, some mischievous baboons and a small herd of elephants alongside the river. It was truly unforgettable seeing everything in the wild for the first time, and knowing it was only the first part of our journey made me feel all the more spoilt... Stay tuned!



A huge, huge thank you to the Safari Collection for this incredible experience and having me as a guest!


x

Oh where to begin with relaying all of the incredible experiences I've had in Kenya over the last week! I can't really begin to stress how fortunate I feel to have experienced and seen some of the things I have in the last five days, so have strung together a series of posts across the five days we were in Africa, talking about everything from the animals, locations, community projects and discoveries we shared- so I hope you enjoy!...

Before this year going on safari was never really something I'd considered. It was something I'd seen (and probably repinned) endlessly, but the idea of going about it and finally booking something seemed a little murky and I wouldn't have even been sure about where to start- let's just say the most familiar I'd ever gotten to a safari was siting on the apple Internet browser (Ho Ho Ho). So when I was invited by The Safari Collection to explore their magical properties across Kenya, I felt incredibly privileged to get to visit a part of such an incredible continent and can safely say it was unlike anything I'd experienced. So with five days of exploring three of their beautiful hideouts, we set off last Friday evening from London for our adventure to begin...



Our first stop was at beautiful Sasaab in Samburu. Located on the river, and tucked away in Kenya's Northern Frontier District- the lodge is heavily inspired by traditional Morrocan decor with its rich terracotta, sweeping canopies, open bathroom and tiled plunge pools. With the resident dikdik Rosie and Thorn (as well as their wonderful hosts) greeting us- everyone from start to finish made us feel completely at home in this beautiful spot. With a busy couple of days at Sasaab on the agenda, we spent our time experiencing early morning game drives, camel rides across the bush (which naturally left me feeling like Joanna Lumley), drinks atop of Sundowner Rock and dinner underneath one of the starriest skies I've seen.



On top of that, during our visit we also visited the local Samburu village. The camp works incredibly closely with local communities and upon visiting the local village and warriors, I felt truly fortunate to be able to witness how a community this side of the world live. With Sasaab, and The Safari Collection working on initiatives that include eye and dental clinics, school feeding programmes and girls empowerment programmes- it was amazing to see how they support one another and learn about how they aim to provide unforgettable safari experiences whilst providing opportunities to the local people too.



And that's of course without even mentioning the wildlife! After touching down on the airstrip after a short flight from Wilson Airport in Nairobi- I'm pretty sure it was one of my greatest 'pinch-me' moments spotting a giraffe peeking out from the trees on our game drive back to camp. We continued to spot everything from a lion with it's kill, some mischievous baboons and a small herd of elephants alongside the river. It was truly unforgettable seeing everything in the wild for the first time, and knowing it was only the first part of our journey made me feel all the more spoilt... Stay tuned!



A huge, huge thank you to the Safari Collection for this incredible experience and having me as a guest!


x

34 comments:

  1. Amazing post! I can't wait to see more, I hope that you feature Giraffe Manor because I have always wanted to go.

    Chloe x

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  2. this just looks absolutely magical Liv. What an adventure. I'd love to go.

    Mel x

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  3. Wow! Looks like you had an absolutely amazing trip, I've never been that interested in going on a safari but seeing your beautiful photos I might have to consider it


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  4. Amazing photos! I really want to go on another safari they are so incredible! x

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  5. OMG! this look amazing!
    Would love to go there someday!

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  6. It looks absolutely incredible! I love all the shots of the wildlife.

    Belle in Black and White

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  7. You are so lucky! That would be definitely a remarkable experience, especially to see all that wildlife!! Thank you for sharing it!

    Lii
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  8. This looks absolutely amazing! I'm sure it was such an incredible feeling to see all of the wildlife in their natural habitat. Lovely post. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Wow, what an amazing experience!

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  10. Wow! This is one of my favourite posts in a while. What a fab experience. I hope I'll get to go on an African safari someday xx

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  11. These photos are so incredible! What an amazing trip this must've been!

    Josie x

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  12. beautiful post Olivia, this looks like such an incredible experience! x

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  13. This looks amazing! X
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  14. Beautiful pictures!


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  15. Ah, this looks like so much fun! I would love to go on a Safari trip someday. Being around the wildlife sounds super duper fun. x

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  16. Everything looks so amazing! It certainly must have been such an incredible opportunity to be able to visit those beautiful places!



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  17. Oh My God - you are so lucky! I'm so jealous, these pictures look amazing and to go on a safari like this would be my dream! Glad you're having such an incredible time!

    Josie

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  18. Those photos! What an absolutely incredible experience, I'd love to go on a tour like that one day!

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  19. How stunning, this makes me really want to visit Kenya someday. <3 Looks like an amazing experience! I also can't get over with how beautiful that lodge looks. Xx

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  20. The picture of the elephant is so beautiful! It looks like you had an amazing trip. Thanks for sharing :)

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  21. ahhh goodness! I also want a safari trip. Need to save a lot lot lot of money ;) I wanna visit the great Serengeti / Ngorongoro.

    great pics and hope you have another rawr trip!

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  22. Your photos are beautiful - what an amazing experience!
    sammy xx

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  23. Your photos are breathtaking! I can't imagine how incredible that experience must have been!

    Jackie
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  24. That hotel looks amazing!! What a great experience!
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  25. omg!! This is so dreamy all the pics are stunning <3

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  26. I can't get over how stunning these photos are, and such an fascinating experience I'm sure you'll never forget!

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  27. This is so magical - your photos are just stunning!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  28. WOW Liv this looks so incredible. I've always wanted to go and this post is bumping it right to the top of the travel list - incredible stunning photos you can cherish xx

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  29. This is amazing - like you I'd never considered safari, but the chance to see nature up close and experience the culture, you can't miss it. Can't imagine how wonderful it was to see the animals so close.

    Lauren x
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  30. These photos are so amazing and those children are so beautiful
    xo
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  31. Excellent post Liv, such beautiful photos :)
    Hayley x

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  32. Just visited this post from your latest vlog, both are brilliant posts! The photographs are stunning, I'd love to do a safari they always look and sound incredible! its definitely on my bucket list :)

    VioletDaffodils
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