Voting in the 2018 Telegraph Travel Awards is open, giving you the opportunity to reward those operators and destinations that continue to surpass your expectations. And because we recognise you need to invest time and energy to make these awards what they are, as a reward for your efforts we are delighted to offer you the chance to win one of 20 luxury holidays - including this luxury Masai Mara safari and exploration of Nairobi on a six-night Kenyan adventure from Abercrombie and Kent worth £20,000.
Born in the wilds, Abercrombie & Kent is an award-winning, luxury travel company that has been changing the game since 1962. Experts in designing the finest safaris, this £20,000 holiday to the heart of Kenya’s big game country, staying in the newly refurbished Sanctuary Olonana is a dream safari. Set in the Masai Mara conservation area on the banks of the Mara River, Sanctuary Olonana provides a beautiful setting and during the annual Wildebeest Migration the action happens right on the camp’s doorstep. Personalised service, delicious dining and an intimate and relaxed atmosphere make for a spectacular stay.
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Full details of the prize
From the wide grasslands of the Masai Mara to the majestic wildlife that roams within it, there is no place like Kenya from which to experience a classic safari. And with A&K, pioneers of the luxury safari in the 1960s, a Kenya safari becomes the experience of a lifetime.
With A&K, this Kenya safari holiday means days abuzz with bush walks, evening drives aboard comfortable 4x4 vehicles and nights spent under a blanket of stars. An A&K Kenya safari is also an opportunity to discover local conservation efforts, such as an elephant research centre or a tree-planting community project. Experience nature’s astounding beauty and the rich culture of the Mara with A&K.
Arriving late, you’ll stay in Nairobi for one night before driving to Sanctuary Olonana, an award-winning tented safari camp. Situated on a private stretch of the Mara River in the heart of Kenya’s most famous game reserve, the Masai Mara, this is a small and exclusive camp. The first of Sanctuary’s luxury safari properties, it has been built along sustainable lines which, along with the innovative wetlands and tree-planting projects, have earned Sanctuary Olonana a Gold Award from Ecotourism Kenya. Game drives, cultural visits, bush dinners, sundowners, scenic flights and balloon rides, Olonana makes for a wonderful African safari. Refurbished in 2018, Sanctuary Olonana boasts an impressive showcase of modern design blended with distinct traditional African finishes.
Having spent four incredible nights on safari, it’s on to Nairobi for a night and full day sight-seeing. Our tailor-made Nairobi tours illuminate the charm of the Kenyan capital, a city that amply rewards those who choose to explore its many charms. Taking its name from the evocative Maasai phrase meaning “the place of cool waters”, Nairobi is often seen merely as a jumping-off point for Kenya’s many incredible wildlife reserves, but to do so means missing out on a wealth of attractions. You’ll visit a giraffe sanctuary and the Sheldrick Trust’s elephant orphanage and stay at a five-star hotel before your journey back to the UK. International flights, transfers, accommodation, game drives and some meals included.
Abercrombie & Kent (01242 386 500; abercrombiekent.co.uk) is an award-winning luxury travel company that has been changing the game since 1962. Drawing on our long experience of creating bespoke holidays for discerning travellers, we specialise in connecting world wanderers to interesting places, peoples and cultures in authentic ways. The Sanctuary Retreats portfolio of luxury safari lodges and expedition ships brings the boutique experience to guests. Located in some of the most stunning locations in the world, each property is completely individual in its design and operated around the philosophy of “Luxury, naturally”.
Terms and conditions
Prize has no cash value and is non-transferable. Trip must be booked by November 30 2018 for travel completed by November 30 2019. Black-out dates apply. No extension of the prize validity will be allowed, and no change of destination/accommodation will be allowed from the one specified and all travel is subject to availability. See here for full terms and conditions.