Gamewatchers Safaris have been operating for 30 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 – Florence, George, Zuhura, Claire, Lawrence, Tiphany, Wycliffe, Ashina, Sophie, Moses and Virginia (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.

Florence photo
Florence  

George photo
George


Zuhura

    Lawrence Onamwene     
   Claire          Lawrence        Tiphany

Wycliffe photo
Wycliffe  

Ashina
 Ashina

  

Swafiya photo
 Sophie


  Moses 

Virginia Kimani
  Virginia

 

 

Looking After You During Your Stay

 

Once you arrive in Kenya, our Customer Services team, headed and managed by Jackie Akoyi,  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.

Our Directors

Mohanjeet Brar

Dr Mohanjeet BrarMohanjeet Brar, the Managing 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’s married with 2 young kids who love going on safari.  He has a Doctorate degree in Plant Science from the US and is a KPSGA (Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association) certified safari guide.

Mohanjeet has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ecotourism Kenya, Board Member of the Kenya Tourism Board, Board Member of Kenya Tourism Federation, Board Member of the East African Wildlife Society, Board Member of Atta, Founding Trustee of the Kijabe Forest Trust, Vice Chair of the KEPSA Environment Sector Board and is currently a Board Member of the Maasai Mara Conservancies Association and Fellow of Atta (African Travel & Tourism Association.

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

Jake Grieves-Cook

Jake Grieves Cook photoGamewatchers Safaris was established in 1989 by our founder and Chairman,  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), as  Vice-Chairman 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.

 

Our Safari Experts in the USA, Canada, UK, India & Australia

 

US Flag iconIf you’re in the USA you can contact Julie Roggow or Brad Wierman who will be delighted to help with your arrangements.

Julie Roggow

JulieWith over 20 years in the travel industry, Julie has firsthand safari experience from her travel and photography in Kenya, Uganda, 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 contact Julie by email to julie@gamewatchers.com or by telephone Toll-free to 1-877-710-3014.

Brad Wierman

Brad escorted his first of many safaris to Kenya back in 1984. Since then he has guided or visited Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa as well as many other worldwide destinations. 34 years later East Africa is still his favorite and his latest visit was in June 2018.
“Once you see an elephant in the wild for the first time, you’re hooked” says Brad. “And as an Environmental Conservation major in college, Gamewatchers and Porini Camps are a perfect fit. Their groundbreaking conservation efforts in Kenya are second to none”.
Whether it’s your first safari or your tenth, Brad will create an ideal safari specific to your experience level, accommodation style and budget.

His home base is in Bend Oregon and can be reached at brad@gamewatchers.com or call +1 541-639-2070.

 

If you are in Canada you can contact Rick McIntyre who can help you arrange your safari or beach holiday.

Rick McIntyre

Rick is based in Ontario, Canada, and has been part of the travel industry for over 15 years, having visited over 70 different Countries. All it took was one visit to Kenya to fall in love with Africa, its people, and wildlife. He has been back many times, traveling to Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa.

Whether you are looking to plan an amazing “once in a lifetime” vacation, or if you are a regular safari traveller, Rick can assist in planning the perfect African trip. Please contact Rick at rick@gamewatchers.com.

 

UK Flag iconIf you are in the U.K. you can call or email our Safari Advisers based there to discuss your requirements and they will be delighted to assist in arranging your safari or beach holiday.

Sally Wanjau

Sally has been travelling to Kenya on safari since the 1980’s which led to her living and working there for a number of years. Having married a Kenyan, it is a place she now calls home. Currently living in the UK with her family, for a number of years Sally previously ran her own safari business as an agent working closely with Gamewatchers Safaris creating unique and tailor made holidays for her clients and has now joined us full-time as one of or dedicated team of Safari Advisers.

Having travelled extensively throughout East, South and Southern Africa, Sally remains passionate about Kenya, her love of which is fed by her many fantastic wildlife experiences at the Porini Camps.

Sally can be contacted at SallyWanjau@gamewatchers.com or call her in UK on 07546 433 250

Robyn Beattie

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.

Robyn can be contacted on email robyn@gamewatchers.com

 

Steve Sturton-Davies

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 telephone him in UK on 07901-396513.

Wayne Hammond

Wayne has travelled to Africa over 30 times visiting Kenya (far too many times to remember), Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa and Mozambique. His favourite bush haunts include Kenya’s Masai Mara, Mana Pools in Zimbabwe, and South Luangwa national park in Zambia. He is a keen amateur wildlife photographer, occasional travel writer, and acts as a UK based Safari Consultant for Gamewatchers Safaris. Wayne can be contacted at wayne@gamewatchers.com or by telephone on +44 (0) 7986 978985.

 

Amanda Dobson

Amanda went on her first safari as a teenager where she fell in love with the wildlife and plains of Kenya. Over the years Amanda has returned time and time again to Kenya visiting many camps, conservancies and famous parks, more recently staying at all the Porini Camps where the emphasis is on wildlife conservation which is important to her when traveling. Not only has Kenya captured her heart and wanderlust, but Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda too.

Amanda can be contacted at amanda@gamewatchers.com or by telephone on +44 (0) 7814 439232.


Flag_of_India  If you are in India
you can contact Pranay Chandra in Bangalore and he will be delighted to assist in arranging your safari holiday:

Pranay Chandra

Pranay Chandra is a veteran from the Indian Armed Forces and has a deep passion for nature and wildlife. His passion led him to wildlife photography and his images have won accolades in the much acclaimed Sanctuary Asia annual wildlife awards.He was a  finalist in the Natural History Museum annual WPOY awards for 2010 from out of over  31,000 entries. Pranay has been very closely involved with Ecological Task Forces in India and has provided his assistance to WWF India in training of Forest Departmental staff at Corbett, Dudhwa and Pakke Tiger Reserves. He has also been involved with CEC, New Delhi ( Consortium for Educational Communication ) and has done a series of educational video recorded programmes on Human Wildlife Conflicts and its mitigation.

Pranay has been on safari in Kenya, staying at our Porini camps as well as other leading camps in the wildlife parks, reserves and conservancies.

He is based at Bangalore in India and can be reached on email pranay@gamewatchers.com

 

 

  If you are in Australia you can contact our representative Kristy Thomson who can help you arrange your safari or beach holiday:

Kristy Thomson

Kristy first visited Kenya as a guest of Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps and is now our Australian-based Safari Advisor.
She has an ecology and conservation management background and a love of nature and the outdoors so of course fell immediately in love with Kenya, its spectacular wildlife and its beautiful people.
Kristy will be delighted to help you design your own ultimate wildlife safari adventure.
Kristy is based on the Gold Coast, Australia and can be contacted at kristy@gamewatchers.com

 

 

If you’re in South Americawe are represented by Sariri Terra in Brazil and Chile:

Andrea Landaeta

Andrea has a deep rooted passion for travel; exploring new cultures, meeting new people, learning languages and religions. She has walked remote paths and taken far journeys.

Andrea was born in Chile, raised in Venezuela and educated in Switzerland and England. She has lived all over the world including the U.S., Asia (Cambodia & Indonesia), New Zealand and Australia. She has family in Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, U.S. & England and is fluent in Spanish, English, and German (Swiss German) with a good understanding of Portuguese, Italian and French. This diverse background and upbringing set the inspiration for Sariri Terra; to be the bridge that brings worlds closer together, to help make your journeys unforgettable ones.
Brazil +55 11 96902 0411 |  Chile +56 32 3140747  |  Whatsapp +44 798 415 84 43

 

For Trade inquiries from the UKwe are represented by Marketing Worldwide

Helen Simmans and Sally Brunning.

Helen & Sally - Marketing Worldwide

Owner-managed by Helen Simmans and Sally Brunning.  With over 40 years experience between them, Helen and Sally are a notable force within the industry.  Helen’s experience is in sales and marketing for hotel and lodge companies globally including North America, Africa, Australasia, South Pacific and the Indian Ocean. Sally’s particular expertise lies in the Indian Ocean and Northern, East and Southern Africa. Responsible Tourism is key to what drives Helen & Sally. They passionately work to offer something special and different, including unusual and diverse experiences whilst making a difference to the lives of the communities around those experiences. 

helen@marketing-worldwide.co.uksally@marketing-worldwide.co.uk | t: +44 1883 349 889  | +44 7887 681578

 

 For Trade enquiries from the rest of the world contact: 

Jeremiah Chege

Jeremiah has been in the industry for over 10 years serving in various roles. With extensive knowledge and experience in product and marketing and also a back ground in information technology, he brings on board a wealth of knowledge and technical expertise in today’s digitally driven world. Contact Jeremiah for all trade inquiries from the rest of the world.
Jeremiah is based in our head office in Nairobi and can be contacted at
jeremiah@gamewatchers.co.ke | +254 722 509 200

 

 

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.