Forget the jubilee party head to Kenya for a right royal retreat

Enjoy the Maasai Mara

Enjoy the Maasai Mara

First published in Travel

With the Queen very nicely giving her subjects an extra day off this year to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee holidaymakers are taking advantage and booking off three days in June and getting nine days away from work.

And those fleeing the country during the party are being offered the chance to visit a country which has a special place in the story of Lizzie's life - Kenya.

The young princess was enjoying the delights of Kenya when she discovered her father had died and became Queen.

A lot has changed in 60 years including the fact that her subjects can now enjoy the delights of Africa as they are no longer the proviso of just royalty.

And not one to miss a trick the bods at Safari Consultants ( are offering a Right Royal Escape between 2 and 9 June 2012.

A spokesman said: "With even more annual leave to use this summer than ever - why not escape the crowds and get away from it all in Kenya’s Maasai Mara? With overnight flights and no jet lag, Kenya is perfect for a flying visit in royal style.

"Guests can depart the UK on the 2 June and spend three nights at Kicheche Mara Camp, an intimate tented camp, followed by three nights at Kicheche Valley Camp, a newly owned responsible tourism lodge in the newly launched Naboisho Conservancy on the edge of Kenya's Maasai Mara.

"Kicheche Mara is the ultimate wildlife camp and perfectly positioned for wildlife viewing – a short distance from the Talek river whilst Kicheche Valley is just six luxury tents nestled in a picturesque valley offering an intimate, secluded base from which to embark on superb walking safaris and wildlife drives." Factfile: Sat, June 2: Overnight Kenya Airways to NBO Sun, June 3: transfer Wilson, fly Mara – 3 nights spent at either Mara Camp and 3 at Valley Camp on an all inclusive basis with wildlife walks, safari drives and all activities included along with all food, wine and laundry Sat, June 9; Depart Mara, transfer dinner, transfer airport, overnight Kenya Airways to London Sun, June 10 Arrive LHR.

Priced from £ 2275.00 per person and £1,580.00 per child. For more information please visit and to book please visit


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