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ABOUT US

OUR STORY

Established by Tanya and Mikey Carr-Hartley in 2009, The Safari Collection owns a portfolio of four distinct luxury camps and lodges in the most beautiful locations throughout Kenya. Descended from settler families, Tanya and Mikey are fourth generation Kenyans each with long histories in East Africa. Tanya spent her childhood on Loldia Farm on the shores of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley, helping to manage and conserve the family farm. Over 200 kilometres further north, Mikey grew up on a 45,000-acre ranch in Laikipia, tracking animals in the footsteps of his grandfather, who was a renowned wildlife handler.

With a lifetime of watching, listening and learning about the African bush, Tanya and Mikey share a mutual love of the Kenyan landscape and its wildlife and have dedicated their lives to protecting it. Their family is everything to them, and along with their three children, they spend several months each year sharing the incredible wilderness of their home country with their guests. Their deep-rooted and intimate knowledge of East Africa’s wildlife, culture and environment allow them to offer a truly immersive experience, which is not just about seeing ‘The Big Five’ but is one which will enable people to capture the true spirit of the country.

The Safari Collection was founded out of a passion for sharing the magic of Africa with the world. Our mission is to provide guests with a unique and highly personalised safari experience while making a significant contribution to the conservation of Kenya’s wildlife, cultures and ecosystems. We uphold sustainable environmental practices and provide tangible economic opportunities to the people of Kenya.

Conservation and community are vital pillars of The Safari Collection. We believe that communities should benefit from wildlife and conservation through education and other complementary aspects of tourism. By helping the communities become invested in protecting their precious environment, our vision of long-term sustainability can be met.

OUR PROPERTIES

OUR TEAM

The energy and passion of our dynamic team flows through everything that we do. Our authentic, first-hand knowledge expands the entire region enabling our team to create unique and exceptional safari experiences. True to the pioneering spirit inherited from their forefathers, Tanya and Mikey continuously explore new safari possibilities and the search for original adventure.

CAROLINE NYAWIRA
CAROLINE NYAWIRA Safari Expert
Caroline is one of our most experienced travel experts. She is confident, knowledgeable and always focuses on her client’s needs. Getting to know them and understanding their expectations is an essential part of the process as in her opinion, as no size fits all.
BEATRICE MUSOMBA
BEATRICE MUSOMBAReservations Manager
Having worked at Giraffe Manor for over a decade, Beatrice has an unmatched wealth of experience in managing Giraffe Manor bookings. Beatrice believes that is the warm-hearted people of Kenya that makes people come back again and again.
MIKEY CARR-HARTLEY
MIKEY CARR-HARTLEYDirector
A fourth generation Kenyan with extensive knowledge and love of the African landscape and wildlife. Mikey guides and manages private luxury safaris in East and Southern Africa.
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WE ARE SUSTAINABLE

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EXPLORE OUR LODGES

GIRAFFE MANOR

NAIROBI

SOLIO LODGE

LAIKIPIA

SALA’S CAMP

MAASAI MARA

SASAAB

SAMBURU

OTHER EXPERIENCES YOU MIGHT LIKE

CULTURAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

FOSSIL HUNTING

VIRUNGA GORILLA EXPLORATION

MIGRATION EXTRAVAGANZA

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OUR PRESS

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My respect for the balance between conserving our wildlife and building a future for Kenya is what drives me

Mikey Carr-Hartley
Director

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