Gamewatchers Safaris have been operating for over 25 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, Dorothy, Claire, Lawrence, Wycliffe, Ashina, Geoffrey, 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.
Dorothy Claire Lawrence
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.
Mohanjeet 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 and currently serves as a Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ecotourism Kenya and he is also a Board Member of Atta (African Travel & Tourism Association), East African Wildlife Society and a board member of the Kenya Tourism Board.
Mohanjeet and the team provide unsurpassed personal service to ensure you have a memorable safari. You can email Mohanjeet on email@example.com.
Gamewatchers 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
If you’re in North America you can contact Julie Roggow, Phil Bottrell or Brad Wierman who will be delighted to help with your arrangements.
With 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone Toll-free to 1-877-710-3014.
Phil travels frequently to Africa and even celebrated his wedding with a traditional Maasai ceremony in the Mara North Conservancy in Kenya. His favorite safari destinations include Ruaha in Tanzania, Makgadikadi Salt Pans in Botswana, and the Mara in Kenya. His passion for wildlife conservation and ecotourism keep bringing him back to Africa and he would love to help you plan your safari.
Phil is based in Anchorage and can be contacted by email at email@example.com or by phone Tollfree at 1-855-3SAFARI (1-855-372-3274)
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 he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll free, 1-877-505-2626 (1-877-50-JAMBO)
If you are in Canada you can contact Rick McIntyre who can help you arrange your safari or beach holiday.
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 email@example.com.
If 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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve 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 email@example.com or telephone him in UK on 07901-396513.
Wayne has been on safari over 20 times visiting Kenya (far too many times to remember), Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Rwanda, South Africa and Mozambique. His favourite bush haunts include Kenya’s Maasai Mara, Mana Pools in Zimbabwe, and South Luangwa national park in Zambia. He is a keen amateur wildlife photograper, occasional travel writer, and acts as a UK based Safari Consultant for Gamewatchers Safaris. Wayne can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone him in UK on +44 (0) 7986 978985.
If you are in India you can call our office in Bangalore on 0819 723 4947 to discuss your requirements with our India representatives who will be delighted to assist in arranging your safari or beach holiday:
Santosh is a Sales & Marketing person with a long corporate background. His last assignment was as the Managing Director of a multinational company based out of Hong Kong. He had decided never to work again but a chance one-off trip with his wife to Porini Camps towards the end of 2015 made him a convert to our Porini conservancy concept. He has joined the Gamewatchers team to run our India office for the entire range of Gamewatchers services.
Santosh is based in Bangalore and can be reached at +91 819 723 4947 or email to email@example.com.
If you are in Australia you can contact our representative Kristy Thomson who can help you arrange your safari or beach holiday:
If you’re in South America, we are represented by Sariri Terra in Brazil and Chile:
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.
For Trade inquiries from the UK, we are represented by Marketing Worldwide
Helen Simmans and Sally Brunning.
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.
For Trade inquiries from the rest of the world contact
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Gamewatchers Safaris Ltd is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO).