Safaris for your family, designed by our family.

Sustainable, family safaris off the beaten track.

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ABOUT US

Started by Chania, mum to Billy and Zia, and avid traveller, The SAFARI Company is all about tailoring your African experience to suit your family. 

We have put in the miles to find some of Africa’s best off-the-beaten-track destinations, and we pride ourselves on an intimate knowledge of how each safari in our portfolio matches the needs of different families. We don’t just book holidays; we craft an adventure that will give you a lifetime of memories.

Sustainable is our middle name, and when we visit camps and lodges, we take the time to understand what they do to support both the environment and the community. We believe in being a business for good, and ensuring your safari in Africa has a positive impact.

Whether it’s wanting to see your family gasp with joy at the sight of a stotting gazelle, or take part in a jumping contest with the local Maasai; perhaps it’s something as simple as staying on a bush farm where your kids can collect eggs in the morning, or getting a gaggle of teenagers more interested in the gait of a camel than the latest post on social media, we’ve got you covered.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Let me first start by saying this trip was absolutely amazing and will continue to live inside us all!!  We each said that at some point in this lifetime we will have to go back to Mugie, everything from the conservation camp, land, the wildlife, the beautiful people left us needing more.  Thank you for all of the unforgettable memories, laughter and special moments with Sarah and Candace!! We will be in touch, Sarah has journaled and completed a report for school.  I’d love to share this with you both, I’ve included a few pictures and have so many more to share.

From a direct client

13th May 2019

Dear Danielle, Thank you very much - it was the most amazing holiday! Thank you for organising it so beautifully, it all went really well and we loved Tortilis and Swahili beach. I think in a few years, maybe 2022 we might try and come out again and  possibly do a Samburu walking safari / fly camping then a bit of time at Kenyaways... I will have to save up! Thank you again

Received from a lovely client

6th March 2019

The entire trip was a big success, Tracy. You were so very patient and helpful with this group. I thank you.  Miss *** emailed me to thank me and you for the trip. She especially appreciated the effort made with Miss Young’s birthday at the safari lodge.

Received from an American agent

28th February 2019

Arriving back in the UK after such an amazing week away was quite something but at least the sun was shining and the flight landed early! Thank you so much for all your hard work organising our trip. The safari was amazing and we got to see so many animals, the girls were utterly transfixed.  Our lodge was great and Henry our guide was brilliant especially getting us to the airstrip for our flight to Mombasa. Turtle Bay was a perfect for us to just chill for 3 days, the girls managed their first open water dive and Ben managed a couple of dives too so they were delighted … All in all we had a fabulous time so much so the girls want to move to Kenya.  Let me know if there is anything else you need from us but once again thank you for an amazing holiday.

Received from a direct client

27th February 2019

We had a most memorable time, never to be forgotten.  We will keep in touch. We most certainly will pass on your details to anyone travelling that way or any of the other places your company offers.

Received from a British agent

4th January 2019

We have had a lovely trip, thank you. All went very smoothly and we had no problems at all. Really nice, knowledgeable Driver/Guides and we saw a lot …. Thank you so much for organising it all for us.

Received from our favourite UK operator

26th February 2018

Well what can I say apart from we are really sad to be home. Thank you so so much for putting together what was a truly memorable trip. You organised everything from the great help at Nairobi, going to the Oli Sereni to getting us to Wilson Airport and on the plane and so on and so on. Your hard work made it an awful lot easier for us both at the beginning and at the end although I must say I was utterly exhausted by day 2!! We all loved Kenya, the Mara, the Masai people and the hospitality. I shall be in touch very shortly to book something again I hope

Received from our favourite UK operator

21st February 2018

We just wanted to thank you so much for your part in the organisation of our holiday. We absolutely loved Richard’s Camp - the game we saw there was amazing and the hospitality superb!! We will definitely recommend you should any of our friends wish to do something similar

Received from a wonderful couple

7th February 2018

OUR TOP DESTINATIONS

KENYA

TANZANIA

UGANDA

KENYA

TANZANIA

UGANDA

OUR TOP ADVENTURES

WALK WITH THE LOCALS
FAMILY ADVENTURES
ON FOOT

We are in love with local community-run initiatives like Karisia Walking & Camel Safaris. These unique excursions offer a new and adventurous approach to the family holiday and promise magical experiences for guests young and old.

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BEST FOR FAMILIES
FAMILY ADVENTURES ON FOOT

We are in love with local community-run initiatives like Karisia Walking & Camel Safaris. These unique excursions offer a new and adventurous approach to the family holiday and promise magical experiences for guests young and old.

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… AND BREATHE
RELAXING ON SAFARI

We specialize in curating the most luxurious safaris in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Southern Africa, and we would love to let you in on the secret hidden gems that are far from the typical tourist trail. Our ultra-luxury safari itineraries are indulgent and elegant adventures which suit couples or multi-generational families on a bigger budget.

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BEST FOR LUXURY
RELAXING ON SAFARI

The SAFARI Company specialises in curating the most luxurious of safaris in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Southern Africa. Like Kicheche Camp in Laikipia, we prefer to introduce our guests to the hidden gems that are set apart from the tourist trail. Our ultra-luxury safari itineraries are indulgent and elegant adventures to suit couples or families on a bigger budget.

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SEA, SUN & SAND
BEACH FUN IN TANZANIA

Tanzania's private Mnemba Island offers families, groups of friends or honeymooners exquisite memories that will last a lifetime. Snorkel, explore, relax under sail or learn to kite surf on this magical coastline.

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BEST FOR FAMILIES & FRIENDS
BEACH FUN IN TANZANIA

Tanzania's private Mnemba Island offers families, groups of friends or honeymooners exquisite memories that will last a lifetime. Snorkel, explore, relax under sail or learn to kite surf on this magical coastline.

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OUR ADVENTURISTS

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CHANIA

Founder, Mum of two and always on the go! A lover of off the beaten track and finding hidden gems for families.

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RAY

Super organized Ray is like a hamster on a wheel when it comes to putting together safaris, ensuring that no detail is spared.

Henrietta

HENRIETTA

Whether it’s 2 or 200, Henrietta is cool, calm and collected about all elements of safari planning, and has a great eye for the details.

Bella

BELLA

An avid explorer (particularly if it involves her equine friends), Bella is a super power when it comes to knowing about off the beaten track and hidden gems.

OUR BLOG

Our Family-Friendly Guide to The Annual Wildebeest Migration

On the prowl for the most memorable family safari, ever? It MUST include a stay in the world famous Masai Mara (Kenya) or Serengeti (Tanzania), homes to the greatest annual migration on earth!

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Our Family-Friendly Guide to The Annual Wildebeest Migration

On the prowl for the most memorable family safari, ever? It MUST include a stay in the world famous Masai Mara (Kenya) or Serengeti (Tanzania), homes to the greatest annual migration on earth!

Read More >>