With a family of his own and vivid memories of his own childhood, Martin understands how important it is to create a fun environment for children - where the focus is not just on looking for the big game but also the smaller less photogenic ones. Our emphasis on a family safari is to make it an adventure rather than an exercise in learning about the bush. We design the game drives to be much shorter with ample opportunity for the children to get out of the car and safely explore their immediate surroundings. There are plenty of games in camp and our staff are very patient and understanding with their younger guests.
Whilst we recommend that children are six and above as they have more appreciation - and a lasting memory of their safari, we can cater for any age.
We can also arrange a nanny to care for the children and make sure that the adults can enjoy themselves too.
Our speciality is luxury mobile camping which is the most personal way to go on safari. Our self-sufficient camps are set up by our safari crew ahead of us in private concession areas off the beaten tourist track.
Facilities include a large airy mess tent in which to dine and live in, spacious sleeping tents with ensuite bathrooms complete with flush loos and a crew of 10 or more to see to our every needs.
Menus are designed with our clients to ensure their preferences are catered for.
East Africa offers a plethora of small-scale boutique lodges. We prefer visiting areas off the beaten track where the game is plentiful but comfort is at all time premium. We select lodges on private conservation areas
From deep sea fishing off Kenya's coast, helicopter trips around the vast Northern Frontier District to gentle balloon rides in the Maasai Mara and visits to the rehabilitated elephant orphans in Tsavo: there are plenty of activities to do in East Africa.
We have arranged camel safaris, yoga safaris as well as painting trips with a professional artist.
We are happy to include any options in our safari planning.
As well as a plethora of wildlife, East Africa has a wide diversity of people. The iconic Maasai in their vivid red blankets and elaborate hairstyles have a rich cultural heritage and affinity with their landscape. Their equally colourful cousins, the Samburu manage to survive in harsh environments and remain steadfast to tradition.
In the North there are tribes such as the Turkana and Pokot who still rustle each other's cattle. The finely featured Gabbra and Rendille people lead their camel trains in search of water and the widely scattered oases of the desert. There are tribes who still fear the camera as a way of stealing their soul.
Our safaris always include an opportunity to visit a traditional village and experience their way of life.
As well as offering a safari that encapsulates the spirit of being in the bush, we also plan and guide safaris for the specialist - whether it be for ornithologists, lepidopterists, gemologists or entomologists. We have a pool of respected experts that we can draw upon when specialist knowledge is require.
We can also organise and guide safaris into the Impenetrable forests in Uganda and Rwanda to visit the habituated families of gorillas and chimpanzees.