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 of Safarilink from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport.
Our friendly and experienced Safari Consultants – Florence, George, Zuhura, Wycliffe, Sophie, Geoffrey, Esther, Miriam, Sharlotte and Yvonne (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.
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, 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 email@example.com.
Gamewatchers Safaris was established in 1989 by our founder, Jake Grieves-Cook, who has been involved in Kenya’s tourism industry for nearly 50 years, starting in the Masai 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.
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.
Conservation & C.S.R
Sarah is the Conservation & Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator at Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps. She holds a Master of Environmental Science from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, a Bachelor’s Degree and a Diploma in Wildlife Management from University of Eldoret and Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute. She is interested in the interconnectedness of conservation of flora and fauna, habitat restoration, agriculture and climate change.
Previously, Sarah worked with Action for Cheetahs in Kenya, acquiring experience in cheetah conservation through research, mitigating human-wildlife conflict to improve livelihoods and community sensitization on natural resources conservation. Through her work, Sarah hopes to learn and explore possible interventions to resolve challenges such as climate change and human-wildlife conflict to ensure coexistence and to enhance bio-diversity. She would like inspire people to appreciate nature, support conservation efforts for sustainability and improved livelihoods.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 1-877-710-3014
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 email@example.com or by telephone Toll-free to 1-877-710-3014.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 224-558-1887.
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+44 (0) 7546 433 250
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 email@example.com or by telephone on +44 (0) 7986 978985.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on +44 (0) 7814 439232.
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 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 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:
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.
If you are 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 enquiries from the rest of the world contact:
Jeremiah Chege, Product & Marketing Manager, Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps
firstname.lastname@example.org | +254 722 509 200
Gamewatchers Safaris Ltd is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO).