About Us

East Africa Safari Ventures is built upon the Charleson’s lifetime of safaris and hospitality with an uncompromising focus on conservation and quality of experience. As an owner-operated safari company, keeping it personal is what it’s all about. Joe & Gillian Charleson are intimately involved with every aspect of operations, dividing their time between their offices in Nairobi & Tanzania, leading safaris across East Africa, and running their luxury Exclusive-Use Luxury Mobile Camp.

Raised 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. 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 it’s 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, people and wildlife that foster enduring memories.