The Wildlife Safari Story
Wildlife Safari was founded by Tom Fernandes in Nairobi, Kenya, going on 50 years ago, and we owe our longevity on this ancient continent to sticking to a simple formula: safety, quality, value and service.
Over the years we’ve built our reputation on creating incredible itineraries for small groups of discerning travellers: people, who, like us, appreciate the majesty of Africa’s wild places, wildlife and wonderful people.
While our global reach has grown to service safari lovers from around the planet, we’ve remained true to our humble African roots: we’re still a family-owned and run business, and we’ve never compromised on what we stand for.
Similarly, we value our independence as an autonomous safari operator, and we ensure that we’re as up-to-date as we are objective by regularly visiting all the destinations we recommend. Despite our many years in the business, we’ve stayed curious about every aspect of safari, and we’re always seeking new experiences for our guests.
Wildlife Safari is now managed by Trevor Fernandes who continues the legacy his father created. Trevor also owns and operates Wildlife Safari Australia, a boutique safari wholesaler located in Perth; is a partner in Southern World, a provider of wide-ranging inbound services across the three major South Pacific destinations, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji; and is an investor in a number of African safari specialist businesses.
More than 45 years of Safari Experience
Wildlife Safari is one of Africa’s most established safari companies, offering insight and experience that’s second to none. Tom Fernandes and his team have been operating luxury safaris for going on five decades, making Wildlife Safari one of the continent’s most enduring safari companies. With that longevity comes trust: both repeat and first-time safari goers from around the globe know they’re in good hands with this family-run company.
Located in Kenya
Situated in Kenya, the passionate Wildlife Safari team live and breathe all things safari. Wildlife Safari is ideally placed, in the safari capital of Kenya, to not only plan the most exceptional safaris in East Africa with on-the-ground local intel, but to execute them with seamless finesse.
Wildlife Safari boasts the best guides in the business. Headed up by safari veteran Andrew Kingori, the Wildlife Safari guides have an average of 20 years with the company. There’s not much these gentleman don’t know about the area’s history, geography, people, culture, flora or fauna, plus they’re also experienced drivers, adept at navigating Africa’s rough terrain.
Unlimited Game Viewing
With your own private guide and vehicle, game viewing is as boundless as the vast savannah plains. When you travel with Wildlife Safari, you get your own safari vehicle and seasoned driver-guide. This ensures guests the ultimate freedom in game viewing: with advice from the safari guru behind the wheel, they decide where, when and how long to explore, avoiding the hindrance of fixed, shared game drives in lodge vehicles.
Top-quality Safari Vehicles
With Wildlife Safari, your safari adventure is a comfortable one. Wildlife Safari’s 4WD vehicles are custom built for practicality and comfort. Each offers Wi-Fi, a modern radio communication system, a first-aid kit, a cool box with bottled water and selection of field guides. Every guest is guaranteed a window seat plus access to the photographic roof hatch for the entire safari.