Meet the Team

Gamewatchers Safaris have been operating for over 20 years and are based in Nairobi on the United Nations Crescent, next to the modern Village Market shopping complex in Nairobi's diplomatic district. From here we provide personalized safari arrangements for clients who prefer a more individual safari programme, avoiding the mass-market tourist lodges.

Many of our safaris involve transfers by air from Nairobi direct into the parks and conservancies. This cuts out long journeys across the country and gives you more time to view wildlife. We use the domestic flight services of Safarilink from Nairobi's Wilson Airport.

Our friendly and experienced Safari Consultants - Zuhura, Florence, George, Jagdeep, Dorothy, Wycliffe, Ashina, Geoffrey, Swafiya, Mary, Peter and Nicholas (pictured below from left to right) - will be delighted to help and advise you in planning your safari and making all the arrangements for your chosen itinerary.

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Zuhura
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Florence
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George
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Jagdeep
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Dorothy
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Wycliffe
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Ashina
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Geoffrey
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Swafiya
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Mary
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Peter
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Nicholas

Once you arrive in Kenya, our Customer Services and Reservations team is always on hand to ensure your safari arrangements are taken care of and run smoothly, to meet you at the airport and to look after your transfers between your Nairobi hotel and the different parks and reserves or the coast.

Mohanjeet Brar

Mohanjeet photoMohanjeet Brar, the Commercial Director, is a 4th generation Kenyan who is a keen naturalist and conservationist. Having lived and grown up in the rich forests of the Kenyan highlands, he has a close-tie to wildlife and the local people. He has a Doctorate degree in Plant Science from the US and is a KPSGA (Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association) certified safari guide and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Ecotourism Kenya and ATTA (African Travel & Tourism Association).

Mohanjeet and the team are there to provide unsurpassed personal service and ensure you have a memorable safari. You can email Mohanjeet direct at mohanjeet@gamewatchers.co.ke.

Jake Grieves-Cook

Jake Grieves Cook photoGamewatchers Safaris was established in 1989 by its Managing Director, Jake Grieves-Cook, who has been involved in Kenya's tourism industry for over 40 years, starting in the Masai Mara in the early 1970s.

Jake has served in recent years as Chairman of the Ecotourism Society of Kenya (ESOK), Chairman of the Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF), a board member of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), a trustee of the EU/ Kenya Government Tourism Trust Fund (TTF), a council member of the East African Wildlife Society and Chairman of the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB). He is personally involved in our wildlife conservation projects with Maasai communities at Amboseli and the Mara.

 

Our helpful staff will be delighted to assist in arranging a safari for you and you can contact us by email or over the telephone.

 

UK Flag iconIf you are in U.K. you can call our UK office on 0870 471 7122 between 8.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. UK time Mondays to Fridays and 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Saturdays to discuss your requirements with our UK representatives who will be delighted to assist in arranging your safari or beach holiday.

Robyn

Robyn photoRobyn is the daughter of our founder, Jake Grieves-Cook. She was born in Kenya and has travelled extensively within the country, visiting all the famous wildlife parks and the leading camps and lodges. She has first hand experience of all of the Porini Camps. She can be contacted on email robyn@gamewatchers.com

Sally

Sally photoSally has visited Kenya and has handled the safari arrangements for many visitors going on safari to the wildlife reserves. She can be contacted by email to sally@gamewatchers.com or telephone her in the UK on 07804 174495.

Steve

SteveSteve has lived in Kenya for several years when he was an airline manager based in Nairobi followed by other postings in Central and West Africa. He has visited the leading parks and reserves in Kenya and the coast. His favourite places to stay on safari are the 4 Porini Camps in Amboseli, Laikipia and Mara.

He can be contacted at steve@gamewatchers.com or by telephone to our UK office on 0870-471-7122.

 

US Flag iconIf you're in North America you can call toll free on either 1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or 1-800-642-4666 (Hildy Rubin).

Julie

JulieWith over 20 years in the travel industry, Julie has firsthand safari experience from her travel and photography in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Her personal favorites are Kenya and the Porini safari camps. Julie’s enthusiasm and knowledge are sure to make planning your safari vacation an enjoyable experience!

You can also contact Julie by email to julie@gamewatchers.com

Hildy

HildyHildy first travelled to Kenya and Tanzania over 30 years ago, as a zoology student studying elephants in the wild.  Since then, she has returned many times, in a wide variety of roles: as a wildlife film-maker, a teacher and a safari guide.

Hildy will take the time to get to know you in order to plan a very personalized trip that fits you best. It is her goal to help you experience the same type of excitement and wonder that she does every moment she’s in Africa, on the safari that you have always dreamed about.

You can also contact Hildy by email to hildy.rubin@gamewatchers.com

 

Norwegian Flag iconIf you’re in Norway, we are represented by Safari Opplevelsesreiser who can book all your safari arrangements with us:

Safari Opplevelsesreiser
Contact: Sigurd Halvorsen
Tel +47 52 72 35 01
Email: safari@safari.as
www.safari.as

Gamewatchers Safaris Ltd is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO).

Concerned about the security of your booking and your own safety while on safari?
We fully appreciate your concerns when it comes to booking a safari in Africa and you can rest assured that your financial security when booking and your own personal safety when on safari is our highest priority. Gamewatchers Safaris is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators bonding scheme, backed by a leading insurance company, to ensure your payments are fully protected if a bonded KATO member ceases trading.
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