welcome to our family

Both our families arrived in Kenya four generations ago, as some of the first settlers and guides. We grew up on safari and have dedicated our lives to protecting Kenyan wilderness areas.

We founded The Specialised Safari Company (Specialised Safaris) in 2000 to give our guests the kind of authentic safari experience we’d been lucky enough to enjoy as children.

A few years later, we decided to open our first permanent camp to complement our mobile operation: Sala’s Camp was followed by Sasaab, Giraffe Manor and Solio. We’re proud to say that these have gone on to become some of the most awarded and internationally recognised camps and lodges in Africa.

We got married in 2001 and had our first daughter, Sala, three years afterwards. Our twins, Kinna and Tisa, arrived another four years later.

Family is everything to us, and we love nothing more than being out in the wild together. Specialised Safaris is not really business for us, but more of a family vocation.

Having real experience in the African bush is not something you can learn from a book, but only from decades of watching, listening and learning – and you could say we’ve done a 45-year apprenticeship leading us to where we are now.