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With British Airways ending their Skyflyer Solo program for unaccompanied children
to/from the United Kingdom which dates back to the 60s, once known as the 'Lollipop
Special' due as they say to a decline in demand.
That said there are many airlines that handle unaccompanied minors to/from the UK
and elsewhere in the world for that matter.: all charge the adult fare plus in some
cases there is an unaccompanied minor (UMNR) handling fee.
KLM - Ages 5-14 years, €175 one-way UMNR fee.
Kenya Airways - Ages 5-14 years (15-17 years optional) €40 one-way UMNR fee.
Lufthansa/Swiss - Ages 5-14 years, US$ 240 one-way UMNR fee.
Qatar Airways - 5-14 years, no UMNR fee.
Etihad - 12-16 years, US$100 one-way UMNR fee.
Emirates - 5-15 years, no UMNR fee.
Turkish Airlines advises that they charge the child fare if applicable, with no UMNR
All require comprehensive doucmentation as would be expected.
For more information click HERE
Lollipop Special - An Unaccompanied Minor
The Elewana Collection has recently opened a new luxury tented camp on the site of
the former Loisaba Lodge in the Conservancy of the same name, located to the west
of Laikipia. Loisaba Tented Camp comprises six ensuite tents as well as three family
combinations each consisting of two ensuite tents with an adjoining walkway. There
is also a Private Residence, which houses three ensuite tents with there own dining
facilities, bar and swimming pool.
All rooms enjoy views stretching across the Laikipia Plains onward to Mt. Kenya. The
56,000-acre Loisaba Conservancy spans three eco-systems offering a wide variety
of landscapes and game viewing, including the opportunity to see the rare Northern
species including reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra. According to Elewana, it is also
one of the best places in East Africa to see wild dog.
Activities include bush walks, mountain biking, camel riding, lion tracking, horse riding
(for experienced riders), fishing, local village excursions and the opportunity to spend a
morning with the resident sniffer dogs, Warrior and Machine.
The Elewana Collection also manages Loisaba Star Beds, which recently underwent a
US$150,000 refurbishment. The upgraded Star Beds now consist of four accommodation
platforms (previously there were three), including one family skybed and a new dining
area with a stargazing platform. Guests at Starbeds and the Tented Camp have the
entire conservancy to themselves.
Loisaba Conservancy has chosen Elewana with support from The Nature Conservancy
(TNC), to partner with it in the development and management of its primary tourism
assets in this critically important conservation area. Commenting on the partnership,
Karim Wissanji, Elewana’s CEO, said, “The partnership with The Nature Conservancy
highlights Elewana’s passion and commitment to conservation, one that is reflected
in its support (financial and otherwise) for this exciting new project; a project that sits
at the very heart of TNC’s community, wildlife and land conservation philosophies and
their important collaboration with tourism.” Click HERE to visit their website.
New - Loisaba Tented Camp
Kilimanjaro 7to3 Cycle Challenge
The 5th Kilimanjaro 7 to 3 Cycle Challenge recently took place, at the Satao Elerai Wildlife
Conservancy near Amboseli. Chris Angell of Activity Safaris, who offers cycling safaris,
started the event with the idea of a social ride, The Slide down & around the lower slopes
of Kilimanjaro. All in Kenya but bordering Tanzania, towards the Amboseli National Park.
Demand from the Kenya cycling fraternity to turn part of the event into a 60-kms race, up
the mountain slopes, down around & back up again, is now called The Challenge.
This year 90-cyclists entered the event, with 60+ in the Challenge, and 20 in the Slide. A
children’s event was also run concurrently as were 5 and 10 kms social runs. The event
weas supported by: Satao Elerai, Southern Cross Safaris, Vipingo Ridge, MatBronze,
ShukaDuka and Foxy Designs. In order to grow the event a main sponsor is now being
There are a number of other events that Activity Safaris will be holding in 2016. A social 40
to 50km ride into the Masai Mara in mid-June.The Vipingo Ridge Cycle Challenge at the
end of July at the Coast & The Nandi Hills Bike Challenge, organised in conjunction with the
Froome Family over the Jamhuri Weekend 11th-12th December supporting local charities.
Click HERE to contact Activity Safaris
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