Safari is Swahili for journey. Our passion involves realizing dream adventures and once-in-a-lifetime journeys through seldom seen locations and rarely encountered experiences. This type of expedition is where our true passion lies.
Over the last thirty years, we have undertaken some adventurous and unique safaris such as riding motorbikes through Mt Kenya and the Laikipia region, sailing the Indian ocean and trekking in remote regions of Africa. Below we have listed two expeditions that we have undertaken in the past to give you an idea of what we can offer.
Sailing the Lamu Archipelago
Safaris can take shape in a range of formats, from walking, cycling, flying, etc. One method we have chosen is sailing in a Dhow, a traditional wooden hulled sailing vessel favoured on the Kenyan coast.
Over one hundred kilometers north of Mombasa, the island of Lamu is undisturbed by the turmoil of modern times, and boasts a timeless serenity. Set in an archipelago of coral-fringed islands, Lamu town was a trading centre for hundreds of years. This is the setting for our family Dhow safari.
Over the course of five days, we sail through the Lamu archipelago heading northwards from Lamu, visiting islands such as Manda Toto, Bori, Pate and Kiwayu South. Every night we camp on a different pristine beach where you can go for a walk, do some snorkeling or throw out a line. Many of these islands are uninhabited and you will have the place to yourself. Other islands are home to small, untouched traditional fishing villages where you can experience the unique culture of coastal Kenya.
We then circle back to Lamu for a couple of days of relaxation. Lamu is an excellent place to unwind. To this day there are no cars on Lamu island. Transport is by dhow, donkey or on foot.
Cycling through Southern Kenya
Here we adapted one of our most popular hikes through the Loita Hills into a five day cross-country bike ride through Maasai land. We start up in the hills where the Maasai typically graze their cattle and follow their route down the escarpment into the Shompole wooded savannah where they traditionally bring their cattle to market.
This takes you through a huge range of different landscapes and ecosystems as you drop the 1000m from the Loita Hills into the the Rift Valley. This is the perfect lead up to participating in the annual 10to4, a challenging mountain bike race up and down the slopes of Mt. Kenya, finishing on the plains of the Borana Conservancy.
Each year we develop one or two new expeditions to fuel our own sense of adventure. We extend these unique expeditions to our clients, examples of which we have shared with you above.
If you would like us to realize your perfect safari, or would like us to provide you with some inspiration for your next big adventure, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.