About Us

East Africa Safari Ventures is built upon the Charleson family’s lifetime of safari guiding with an uncompromising focus on conservation and quality of experience.

Based in Nairobi, East Africa Safari Ventures is managed by Joe and Gillian Charleson. Born in Kenya and South Africa respectively, Joe and Gillian have built respected careers in professional safari guiding and luxury hospitality in East and Southern Africa.

As an owner-operated safari company, keeping it personal is what it’s all about. The Charlesons are intimately involved with every aspect of operations, dividing their time between Nairobi, leading safaris, and running a Private Mobile Camp, which can be located in many remote and unique locations around Kenya.

Utilising their combined years of experience, intimate knowledge and passion for the African continent, the Charlesons head a small team of safari specialists dedicated to working directly with you to ensure a superb safari experience.

If you’re planning your first trip to Africa, or you’re returning to experience more of the diversity East Africa offers, we are here to inspire you. Whether you’re planning a family safari that educates and excites, a honeymoon steeped in the peerless romance of Africa, or simply the adventure of a lifetime, we want to help you create interactive encounters with places and people that foster indelible memories.