You might find yourself thinking “I’m all set! I’ll just plan this whole shebang myself!” We do love that bravado. And, sure, maybe you could pull together the detailed park research, the professional guides, the seasonal timing, the specific packing lists and the beastly checklists, the bookings, and the coordination of everything—but we can tell you from 30 years of hard-earned, hair-raising experience that you’re going to want to talk to an experienced safari planner.
You’ll want someone who knows the ins and outs of the countries and national parks, what they have to offer, when to visit each, and when not to make that visit. Someone who’s been to the dozens of safari camps a few times over, visited each newcomer as they opened their canvassed flaps for the first time, knows the operators by name, and counts them as friends. An experienced travel planner who knows how to tie together all the transportation and booking elements into a seamless, expertly curated, personalized safari adventure exclusively and especially for you. Maybe someone who’s been welcomed into the local Maasai community.
Kathy has spent the past 30 years traveling to Africa, exploring the land, meeting the local people, and forging relationships with trusted industry partners. Thanks to these long-standing relationships, Penwell Safaris receives favorable rates with a variety of partners across East Africa. Therefore, our clients will receive an expertly crafted itinerary and Penwell Safaris signature service at a cost that is competitive with agencies that specialized in tailor made itineraries.
This is what we do at Penwell, and we love every bit of it. We have a little chit-chat, get to know you and what your safari dream is, work together on your personalized safari vacation, and then we turn that dream into a reality—without you having to do any of the work yourself.
When you’re ready to seek out adventure in East Africa, get in touch with the trip planners at Penwell. Let’s write your safari adventure together.