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December 2018 / Travel / by Liz Skone James

How to Go on a Mini-Break Safari

Safari, so good…

Who says a weekend break should be focused on city sightseeing? Certainly not the Hemingways Collection, who have just launched their ‘Safari for the Weekend’ package. As madcap as it sounds, thanks to a manageable time difference and some well-timed British Airways flights, you can fly out on a Friday and be back at your desk, full of tales of Kenyan adventure, on Tuesday morning.

Start the weekend with a night of luxury in Hemingways Nairobi, before flying 45 minutes west over the vast African plains to the heart of the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, home to Ol Seki Hemingways Mara. A private enclave of just 10 luxury safari tents, with breathtaking views, unforgettable wildlife and the warmest Kenyan hospitality, it offers the most memorable of safari experiences.

With one of the highest densities of lions in Africa, as well as an impressive population of giraffe and elephant; Naboisho is the ideal place to tick off the big five on a limited schedule. As well as daily game drives, horseback safaris, guided wilderness walks and community visits are all on offer.

On the final day, you’ll return to Nairobi, where you can treat yourself to a relaxing swim, spa treatment and a delicious three course meal at the hotel, before making your way to the airport for the flight home.

The three night package costs from $2,375 (approx £1,827) per person (hemingways-collection.com)