In this Issue
- Children under 12 Stay Free with SkySafari
- Save 50% on Second Person Bookings for Travel until June 30, 2022
- Travel VIP with SkySafari’s Seamless Fast Track Airport Experience
- A Social Enterprise Enabling Employment for Disadvantaged Locals
- Our SkySafari Pilot Explains Why He Has the Best Job in the World
- How Much Does a Lion Eat in a Day?
- SkySafari’s PR Rep Recounts her Fly-In Tanzania Adventure
SkySafari’s full buyout rates allow children 12 and under to stay for free when sharing a room, paying only park fees, while kids aged 12 to 18 receive a 30% discount, including in their own room. Not only do we have have special kids rates on our full buy-out but also on our set departures. There are fewer more gratifying experiences in the world than witnessing your child uncover the beauty and interconnectedness of the natural world.
Our team knows safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we’re happy to invest in your enjoyment with our latest offer. For bookings on select SkySafari departures from now until end of June 2022, guests who book one seat will receive a 50% discount on the second person sharing a double/twin room. The offer is valid for every second person per double/twin during the travel period until June 30th, 2022.
SkySafari is also happy to offer complimentary use of a private game vehicle or a hot air balloon journey free of charge in either the Serengeti or Amboseli National Park for bookings of four or more people.
These special offers must be booked separately and cannot be combined. For reservation information and full terms and conditions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Fly SkySafari?
Shanga became part of Elewana in 2017 as part of their corporate social responsibility programme. Visitors can purchase products that are not only beautifully hand-crafted but also kind to the environment, choosing from a variety of soft, brightly coloured scarves, wraps, Masai shukas and blankets all made from locally grown cotton. The underlying theme of tailoring is to repurpose fabric.
Beautifully crafted jewellery is designed using traditional Masai beading techniques and made with stunning glass beads sourced from recycled wine and spirit bottles. Glassware is hand blown and available in a rainbow of colours that will add a touch of style and a memory to tables as guests return home.
Tell us a little about your job as a SkySafari pilot
It must be the best job in world, I get to fly the same guests every other day, watch them enjoy their safari and hear of their experience getting better with every park & camp. I fly out of Nairobi or Arusha with guests, and I fly back with friends.
How much wildlife do guests usually see from the sky on an average SkySafari journey
It’s incredible how much wildlife you get to see from the plane, the elephants you see when we fly into Amboseli are very impressive, and passengers see all sorts of antelopes and grazers as we fly into the Mara. The migration is also visible from the air, it is a spectacle to see the wildebeests looking like ants crossing to and from Tanzania.
In your opinion which are the most spectacular views from the air on the SkySafari itineraries
My favourites are Mount Kilimanjaro, the elephants and flying over the Mara
What is the most unusual wildlife obstruction you have seen on the runway in the bush
I have been forced to circle around the landing strip due to many animals on the runway including gazelle, zebra, and wildebeest. I’ve also had to wait for guides to clear the strip for take-off because of the same.
What do you think is one of the highlights of flying SkySafari
The comfort of the plane as you fly above the plains of East Africa and when possible, the opportunity to sit upfront and be “co-pilot”.
What do you find guests get most excited about
How quick they see the big five.
Which is your favourite camp in the circuit
All the camps are so uniquely different, I honestly love them all.
Fun Flying Facts
The order in which lions in a pride get to eat is determined by the dominance hierarchy: adult males will eat first, followed by adult females, and then sub-adults and cubs of both sexes. A large kill will typically be defended less fiercely than a small kill, as there is more meat to go around.
Thanks to Lion Landscapes for these interesting facts!
Sky's The Limit
Our VIP departures and arrivals, especially at a crowded Arusha airport, were seamlessly orchestrated thanks to our fast-track airport experience. Our immediate airstrip boarding allowed us to enjoy our decked-out executive class Cessna as we soared from destination to destination enjoying a variety of opulent accommodation along the way. The SkySafari staff made sure every moment of our journey was personalised. Thanks to our fly-in safari status, we had direct flights and saved nearly 20+ hours of time, which we used to truly enjoy our wildlife adventures on the ground.
Along with the incredible game viewing and meeting exceptional guides in each location, one of the trip highlights was flying co-pilot. As I sat next to our knowledgeable and jovial pilot, I was fully absorbed by the sky and the earth below, captivated by the topography and curiously watching as he pointed out wildlife encounters unravel below. Elewana Collection offered a high level of hospitality in remarkable locations, and we spent lovely overnight stays at Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge, Elewana Tarangire Treetops, Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro, and Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp. I cannot wait to get back and try out the new SkySafari East Africa itinerary in 2022!