As a small child growing up in Somalia, I fell in love with Africa.
Since 1994 I have taken people on safari—friends, and then friends of friends—and watched them fall in love with East Africa as I had.
Now I invite YOU to join me on a personalized safari, to meet my favorite people, and to see my favorite places in this beautiful part of the world.
There are many ways to see Africa—from going solo to traveling with large safari tour companies. However, if you want the security of a guide who knows the ropes, who takes care of all the details, who knows the best drivers, guides and accommodations, and who is right there on the safari with you, you will enjoy planning and taking a safari with me.
Your safari group is made to order and the itinerary is flexible. Before and throughout our travels, I take care of every detail, leaving you free to enjoy every minute of your vacation.
You’ll notice that I don’t have a long list and schedule of trips—these are not “cookie cutter” adventures.
I plan trips around my travelers, and will create a trip for you, or fit you into a group where we can meet your needs. You can start with a basic trip and add adventures that match your interests!
It’s important to me to provide good value, and I’m proud of the extras that my fellow travelers enjoy. For an incredible price you will enjoy luxuries and extras that you’ll see in much more expensive packages. I don’t have a staff or a lot of company overhead for you to pay for.
I have hand-picked your guides personally. After all the times we have worked together, we are also friends, and they take great care of my travelers.
They are knowledgeable, skilled drivers and experts in the local flora and fauna. They have over eighty years combined experience and include a head Conservation Ranger who is in charge of the rhinos at the Ngorongoro Crater.
I love the people of Africa, and work with companies that support local villages with employment, water, schools and more. We also are careful to conduct our safaris in ways that minimize stress to the animals and environment. You will get close to the wildlife, landscape and people without “roughing it,” staying in lodging that reflects your African surroundings while offering Western amenities and great food.
I can't wait to show you Africa! “Twende” is Swahili for “Let's go!”
Take a look at Plan Your Safari for ideas for your own special safari. You can also check Join A Safari and Field Notes to see if there's a trip already available, or in the planning stage, that you might be interested in. Start dreaming of your next adventure!
It all starts with a phone call... Whether you know what you want or not, let’s talk today. I am happy to connect you with travelers from previous safaris for references. Let's start planning the trip of a lifetime for you!
“Karibu” Africa (You are Welcome to Africa)