We are a Kenyan private based Tour Operator. Our aim is to utilize our knowledge of Kenyan & Tanzanian Travel and Safaris to create an exciting African Safari and Holiday. We are a complete source of African Safari information varying from Camping Safaris, Photography Safaris, Bird Watching Safaris, and Honey Mooners Safaris & Tailor made Safaris. We definitely take you closer!]]>
SOUTHERN CROSS SAFARIS
Southern Cross Safaris, Est.1957, is one of the oldest owner-managed safari tour operators in East Africa. A company dedicated to providing the utmost quality of service and client care second to none in the region in which we operate. Despite significant growth, the company still leads the market with offices in Nairobi, Mombasa and representative agencies in Arusha, Tanzania and London, United Kingdom.
Our philosophy of ‘excellence through experience’ is well founded after nearly 50 years of providing stylish, unusual, and utterly memorable safaris to literally hundreds of thousands of clients. The proprietors and founders Mike Kirkland and John Lyall, both third generation Kenyans, take a personal interest in every safari tour, from the planning stage through to completion. Our expertise, quality of service and exceptional client care together with that of the staff and affiliated Agents, ensures a service second to none. The ability to meet the needs of the most demanding and discerning clientele has firmly established Southern Cross Safaris' excellent reputation within the travel industry worldwide.
The company manages a fleet of over 100 vehicles, ranging from private saloon cars, safari microbuses, Toyota Land Cruisers, Land Rover 135Tdi’s to luxury 45 seat air-conditioned coaches. In addition, Satao Camp, our exclusive luxury tented camp in Tsavo East National Park and Satao Elerai in Amboseli complete the Southern Cross portfolio.
Due to a reputation built up over a sizeable time period within the business, Southern Cross Safaris, enjoys a ‘favoured’ client status with all leading East African hotel and lodge companies. This benefit and its resultant competitive edge, is in turn enjoyed by our network of regular clients, tour operators, wholesaler agents, incentive houses and travel agents worldwide, who select Southern Cross Safaris to provide their ground arrangements in both Kenya and Tanzania.
Within our brochure, website and tariff, we have endeavoured to offer a hand picked selection of not only competitively priced but also top class game lodges, tented safari camps, beach resorts and exclusive hotels, within the East African region. The ability to meet the needs of the most demanding and discerning clientele, has firmly established Southern Cross Safaris’ with an excellent reputation within the travel industry worldwide.
SUNWORLD SAFARIS LTD is a Kenyan / Austrian owned Tour Operator, locally incorporated in December 1997 with headquarters in Nairobi and consultancies in Austria and the United Kingdom.
We specialize in tailor-made safaris and four-wheel drive car hire. Our aim is to provide top quality service and a "memorable safari experience". Having formed a personalized relationship with our guests and suppliers alike, we have managed to achieve clients' satisfaction in every aspect of their safari.
Being a relatively small organization we CARE about your safari experience. You will not be joined by 5 other safari guests or more in the safari vehicle, but experience a “private safari” and enjoy unlimited game viewing in your private and exclusive 4 x 4 safari equipped vehicle enhanced by the services of our highly qualified and professional safari guides, all members of the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA).
We offer a wide range of exciting safaris taking you to Kenya's most popular game parks and reserves including the scenic and breathtaking Great Rift Valley Lakes Nakuru and Naivasha, Kenya’s premiere Game Reserve, the Masai Mara (highest concentration of game found in Africa); Amboseli, home to the largest herds of elephants (and best views of Mt. Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa), and Samburu, where rare species of animals can be seen…
For the adventurous traveller we offer off the beaten track safaris away from the tourist populated National Parks & Reserves to discover and explore Kenya’s remote and less frequented destinations such as the Kakamega Forest; Kenya’s last remaining Tropical rainforest, Menengai Crater; the world’s second largest surviving volcanic crater, the scenic Lake Baringo and Bogoria and the famous Kitum Caves of Mt. Elgon where each night Elephant herds gather and begin a slow procession deep into the mountain following well-worn paths made by generations before them.
For those who want to experience Africa "under canvas" we offer self-drive or chauffeur driven ROOF TENT camping. Our Landcruisers / Pajeros are fitted with specially imported roof tents which can easily be put up anywhere. You will enjoy a “different safari” to the common holidaymaker. Being close to wildlife, listening to the sounds of nature and having the flexibility of unlimited game drives is adding “great value” to your safari adventure.
Having our own fleet of 4 x 4 vehicles maintained in our in-house workshop, we have several advantages over tour operators who rely on companies to provide them with transport. You can rest assured that you will be given a good quality safari style or luxury 4 x 4 vehicle and travel with one of our highly qualified and professional safari guides, all members of the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA).
We contribute to sustainable conservation by supporting eco-friendly establishments and small, private camps / lodges that benefit the local community who in turn help to protect our unique heritage and wildlife. Much has been written about eco tourism and what tour companies do (or do not do) for the environment and wildlife. It appears that many travel organizations however remotely involved, use eco tourism as a marketing tool. As a result, this term has become just a buzzword and lost its true meaning.
We at Sunworld Safaris take our contribution to sustainable conservation extremely seriously and have initiated various activities and programmes. Some of our recent social activities in October / November only include:
Further projects will be published as reviews. Please follow the link at the bottom of this article to read them.
Sunworld Safaris are members of the following prestigious organizations within the Kenyan Tourism Industry:
Office hours in all our offices:
Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30 pm
Saturdays 8.30 am - 12.30 pm
Sunworld Safaris Nairobi, Kenya
off Riverside Drive
on Riverside Lane
P.O.Box: 39094 Nairobi
Tel: 00 254 2 4445669 / 4445680 / 4445850
Fax: 00 254 2 4445673
Mobile: 00 254 722525400 / 00 254 733 614055
Sunworld Safaris UK
Travel & Tours Consultant
Tel: 00 44 (0) 116 2680470
Fax: 00 44 (0) 116 2680470
Mobile: 00 44 (0) 7756 730620
Sunworld Safaris Austria
Tel: 00 43 1 9239222
Handy: 0043 650 9 151168