Gamewatchers Safaris has been operating for over 30 years and is 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 from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport.

Our friendly and experienced Safari Consultants – Florence, George, Zuhura, Wycliffe, Yvonne, Evans, Geoffrey, Miriam, Sharlotte, Urbanus, Maureen and Susan (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 Guto Wycliffe Gavole Yvonne Muteru Evans Kariithi
Florence   George (Sales Manager) Zuhura Wycliffe Yvonne Evans
Geoffrey Wamalwa Sharlotte Franklyn Maureen Wanja
Geoffrey Miriam Sharlotte Urbanus  Maureen Susan


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 Managing Director

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 Kenya Tourism Federation, Board Member of the East African Wildlife Society, Board Member of African Travel & Tourism Association, Founding Trustee of the Kijabe Forest Trust, Vice Chair of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) Environment Sector Board and is currently a Board Member of the Kenya Tourism Board, Board Member of the African Wildlife Foundation Kenya Board, Board Member of the African Conservation Centre, Board Member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO), Board Member of the Maasai Mara Conservancies Association and a 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


Our Founder

Jake Grieves-Cook

Jake Grieves Cook photoGamewatchers Safaris was established in 1989 by our founder,  Jake Grieves-Cook, who has been involved in Kenya’s tourism industry for over 50 years, starting in the Maasai Mara in 1972.

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 was personally involved in setting up our wildlife conservation projects with Maasai communities at Amboseli and the Mara.


Corporate Affairs.

Esther Malanga Mshote, Corporate Affairs Manager

Esther has over 15 years work experience in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry and through her professional career, industry relevant experience and comprehensive knowledge she has developed an ability to manage diverse and complex situations through resourceful organization. She holds a MSc in Tourism from the University of Strathclyde-Scotland, UK amongst other educational qualifications. She oversees all aspects of the GWSA & PSC administration which entail corporate affairs, conservancy leases and land issues, human resources and CSR management and relating to all associated subsidiaries companies.

She loves being involved in social & environmental events, a lover of nature and wildlife, and has a passion for culinary delights.


Safari Sales.

George Mutuku, Sales Manager

Meet George who ‘s Areas of expertise include Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zanzibar and Seychelles. George joined the tourism industry 16 yrs go from a volunteering novice to the industry but due to his love for wildlife and conservation he has grown to be the established Safari Expert he is today.

George is always passionate about travelling and sharing this beautiful continent and organizing amazing trips for our guests is his dream come true! He is adventurous and likes taking road trips, horse riding, walking; George has climbed Mt. Kenya 3 times!.

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

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.


  If you are in North America you can contact Rick McIntyre, Julie Roggow or Brad Wierman who will be delighted to help with your arrangements.

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 or call him on 1-877-710-3014

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 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 or call +1 224-558-1887.


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  or call+44 (0) 7546 433 250

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 or by telephone on +44 (0) 7986 978985.


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
Tel No. +91 8017885256,  WhatsApp +91 8017885256


  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.
Having spent much time at our Porini Camps, plus also visiting a number of other camps we offer, she has intricate knowledge to share with any potential safari goer. 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


If you are 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. | t: +44 1883 349 889  | +44 7887 681578


 For Trade enquiries from the rest of the world contact: 

Jeremiah Chege, Product & Marketing Manager, Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps

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 | +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.