Africa with "African Spice Safaris Team"
African Spice, Kenya is celebrating its 15th Year of
Safari outfitting and is steadily growing due to a satisfied
client base. We are proud to say that as local Kenyan
citizens, we are one of only a few professional and
successful tour companies owned and operated by local
indigenous Kenyans here in East Africa—a source
of great pride and distinction.
Spice Safaris is unique in that we specialize exclusively
in Africa with no desire to expand and run tours around
the globe. Instead, we focus all of our love and attention
on our guests’ experiences in our homeland.
any traveler knows, Value is about much more than the
Price You Pay. It's also about the quality of your experience,
and we're most proud of the hard work of our staff in
Nairobi, East Africa.
tirelessly ensure you'll enjoy an unforgettable experience,
whether during our Private Custom Safari, or on any
of our Planned Voyages.
mission is, quite simply, to offer the most meaningful,
both Budget & Luxurious personalized Safaris available
in Africa today. After all, Africa is our home and what
we know and love best. Below are some of the ways in
which we do this:
Village Visits & Authentic Cultural Connections
Because we are locals
we understand the true meaning of “fully experiencing
the real flavor of an African culture” Africa
is home to many fascinating tribes. While on safari
we have the opportunity to learn first-hand about these
ancient cultures by visiting a remote village in the
We learn of the tribe’s
social system, traditions, customs and place in today’s
Africa. Life in these villages has changed little over
the centuries. Mud and thatched huts often house many
generations, and we are invited into these homes to
join the tribe in traditional dances and songs.
warm brilliant smiles of these people are matched by
the brilliant colors of the elaborate beads and cloths
with which they adorn themselves. This allows you to
discover what makes these countries so mystical and
yet so inviting when you meet friendly people who call
dignified and hospitable welcome will be a memory long
Leaders – make the Difference
East Africa, we offer a wonderful impressive
team on safari, “Spice” very own
resident trip Leaders are the best in the
field. As you would expect, you’ll find
Trip Leaders to be very knowledgeable in History,
Culture, Wildlife, fluent in English, and
have been leading trips for more than 10 years
so they are intimately familiar with the needs
of our travelers.
each have attained a silver medal as members
of the Kenya Professional Safari guide association.
put, your resident ‘Spice’ trip leader is
at the heart of your adventure. That is why we strive
to provide you with the best leadership: Knowledgeable,
Caring, and Friendly people eager to take you behind
the scenes of the destination you’ve traveled
so far to see.
have now come to be known as “walking
encyclopedias”! These talented individuals
commence the safari as guides but end the journey as
dear friends, having shared the treasures of their homeland
from their hearts.
Southern Africa, African Spice Tour Leaders have crisscrossed
the region countless times and are well versed in flora
and fauna, the local art scene, socio-political situations,
plus a wealth of insider information. But the Tour Leader’s
real genius lies in his ability to make the logistics
of travel irresistibly effortless.
provides daily briefings on upcoming events, joins travelers
for cocktails, leads daily “reflection”
sessions and lectures on subjects of local interest
from South Africa’s road to independence to the
wine industry or future of townships.
Southern Africa, wildlife explorations are led by a
different set of specialists, the Game Rangers and Trackers,
stationed at each of our private camps.
African Spice Safari programme is guaranteed to depart
as scheduled, regardless of group size. With "Spice",
once your departure date has been confirmed and we have
received your deposit, you can rest assured that your
safari will take place.
pride ourselves on making, and keeping, this promise
to our travelers.
to Door Service
Spice Safaris is your source for the service
and information you require. Not only do we
attend to all your needs while on safari,
down to the tiniest of all details, we also
offer the tools and assistance that will help
you prepare for your exotic adventure.
to and from the airport is available at your
pleasure and at no charge, regardless of which
airline you fly, who booked your flight or
when you arrive and depart.
our valued guests, we will meet you upon arrival and
assist you with luggage and transfer, help you with
Hotel check-ins, provide tour briefings and advice on
restaurant and shopping choices.
you travel with African Spice Safaris, you are assured
of the services of the Flying Doctors, a group of well
qualified physicians who travel by aircraft throughout
the East African bush providing treatment and emergency
evacuation services are also available to travelers
in South Africa and select lodges in Botswana, assuring
our guests in remote destinations of prompt medical
attention and air transportation to the nearest medical
facility in the unlikely event of an emergency.
note that comprehensive Emergency Evacuation Insurance
is also available through our travel insurance provider—a
policy we highly recommend to all.
Air Quality Travel
our flying Safari programmes, we have include timesaving
flights, eliminating many hours of driving, while at
the same time providing thrilling aerial views of the
panoramic terrain below.
imagine all those extra hours gained to relax and enjoying
the splendor of the bush! Moreover, flying across the
African landscape is a singular pleasure. When one imagines
taking to the sky over the savannahs, romantic images
of old Africa come to mind—dashing pilots soaring
above mountains, rivers and valleys, the big herds below
and a wide expanse of brilliant sky above.
a breathtaking image and an accurate depiction of the
experience even today.
mostly fly De Havilland Dash 7 built
by Boeing Canada, which as an impressive feature —
STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) capability which allows
it to be operated into short and rough airstrips common
to Africa. It takes a capacity of 50 Passengers and
has 4 engines.
De Havilland Twin Otter 300 built by
De Havilland Canada also are very ideal for the short
and often rough airstrips of Africa. (If required, the
Otter can actually land and take-off in distances as
short as 200m!)
is un-pressurized and therefore limited to cruise altitudes
of below 12,000 feet above sea-level. It takes a capacity
of 18 Passengers and has 4 engines.
Authentic Lodgings enhance your Adventure
comes as more of a surprise to visitors than the magnificent
standard of deluxe accommodations found in the bush.
Travelers expect lodge and camp experiences to be enjoyable,
but never do they expect them to be so luxurious and
personally select every lodge and camp for its singular
beauty, evocative atmosphere and spectacular setting.
With elegant architectural designs reminiscent of indigenous
village dwellings, our safari lodgings blend harmoniously
into the African landscape and impart a spirit of tranquility.
Our choice and selection of your accommodation ensure
that the spirit of adventure follows you wherever you
go - and wherever you stay.
prepare travelers for their adventures to
come, before departure you will receive detailed
comprehensive tour itinerary will set the
stage, along with a map of the destination,
dictionary of commonly used Swahili phrases,
outlines of the region’s political and
natural histories, practical information on
travel requirements (visas, for example) plus
useful tips (bring ziplock bags) and clothing
suggestions (it’s cooler at night than
you might imagine).
look forward to sharing with you the excitement
of planning and the thrill of anticipation.
Mode of Transport
journey in the bush involves exhilarating
days on the trail of African wildlife, making
the quality of your ground transportation
of the outmost importance. For that reason,
we are pleased to provide only the finest
state - of - the - art safari vehicles for
your sojourn with "Spice”.
seats with headrests,roominess and good suspension
combined to make for a very comfortable ride
across the African plains. Every traveler
is furthermore assured of a window seat directly
under a pop-up roof in East African vehicles,
while Southern Africa’s open-top versions
provide excellent sightlines for all.
Safari vehicles are additionally outfitted
with cool boxes, stocked with ample bottled
water, soft drinks and they accommodate no
more than six guests.
Walks—An Intimate African Experience
will you feel more a part of the splendor of
Africa than on a Bush Walk. Every sense you
possess will be virtually assaulted by the sights,
sounds and smells of the bush as you make your
way across the plains on foot.
expert naturalist continuously points out amazingly
colored birds, camouflaged game of every variety
and a spectacular variety of trees and riotous
you look there is another surprise…zebras
grazing contentedly on lush grasses, towering
yet dainty giraffes lumbering close by and maybe
even a mother cheetah sunning herself in the
distance with her cubs frolicking under her
are noticed only slightly by these denizens
of the bush, having now become just another
member of their grassland family. When you began
your journey you set out for a mere walk; you
returned, however, a part of the beauty and
majesty of Africa.
Personal 'Spice' Concierge
traveled halfway across the world and, as
you’re getting ready for bed, you realize
that you’ve forgotten your medicine
goodness you can phone your African ‘Spice’
Safari Personal Concierge at any time, day
or night. Stationed at our hotels in Cape
Town, Johannesburg and Nairobi during the
day, they are also available all night via
a private telephone hotline.
fact, our concierges can be reached on this
hotline from virtually anywhere in the bush,
day or night.
whether it’s lost medicine, flight changes,
a private car, dining reservations or just
a simple question, your African ‘Spice’
Safari Personal Concierge is ready and delighted
African Spice Safaris?
you go with "Spice”, you'll enjoy
our unbeaten comprehensive value. And you'll
relish the peace of mind and comfort that
comes with our service.
your safari with us, we will create moments
of awe and beauty that take your breath away,
make you laugh until your sides ache and even
make you cry a little when it's time for you
invite you to let African Spice Safaris help
you realize your dreams. Remember, we are
not limited by our website only, but by your
imaginations. With your assistance there are
Kenya Association of Tour Operators
is proud to be a member of The Kenya
Association of Tour Operators (KATO)
- Kenya's leading tourism trade association,
representing the interests of over 250 of
the leading and most imaginative professional
active travel companies and tour operators
Spice Safaris mission is to provide inspirational
experiences that enrich the lives of travelers,
while dedicating ourselves to sustainable
tourism and environmental and cultural protection.
Association of Tour Operators members set
the standard that others seek to follow.
Association of Tour Operators
Objectives are to:-
Uphold the good reputation of Kenya as a tourist destination
by ensuring that Kenya Tour Operators maintain the
highest standards of service and value;
Give agents and individual clients alike the confidence
of knowing that Kenya has mechanism designed to consider
the possible redress of any wrongs which a client
may have suffered;
Recommend certain standards which the Ministry of
Tourism and Wildlife might consider in determining
whether or not to grant or renew the license of an
Provide a means for the Association's members to seek
protection or redress in any dispute either with another
member or a non-member of the Association;
to instill a spirit of unity and loyalty to each other
amongst members of the Association.
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