The Specialised Safari Company Ltd. is owned and run by Tanya and Mikey Carr-Hartley whose intimate knowledge of the East African flora and fauna, culture and environment runs deep. 


Tanya and Mikey are both fourth generation Kenyans descended from settler families, each of which carved out their own paradise in an un-spoilt wilderness.

Born in Nairobi, Tanya spent her childhood between Loldia Farm in the Great Rift Valley on the shores of Lake Naivasha and Nairobi. Mikey was raised in the African bush on his family’s 45,000-acre ranch, Rumuruti in Laikipia. Mikey spent his childhood surrounded by local hunters, trackers and trappers gaining invaluable first-hand knowledge of African wildlife.

Mikey and Tanya’s extensive knowledge and mutual love of the African landscape and its indigenous wildlife led to the setting up of The Specialised Safari Company to guide and manage private luxury safaris in East and Southern Africa.

Along with their children Sala, Kinna and Tisa, they spend six months of the year in the African bush, guiding clients around Kenya and showing them the very best the country has to offer.

It is this pioneering spirit, carried down through the generations, which will guarantee you will enjoy a truly unique and personalized safari. As their guest, you will share the special camping sites, and also the small and personal “bush homes” or “boutique hotels” which they select to accompany your safari.