EMMA HEDGES - Kitich Camp
Emma thrives in the deserts and mountains of Northern Kenya, and for 30 years explored the furthest reaches with her camels and Samburu team. She speaks fluent Samburu, built a small rustic lodge near the southern tip of Lake Turkana, and guides walking safaris.
Kitich Camp is an old favourite of Emma’s, and she is delighted to be back in the Mathews forests. There is no-one better qualified to share their knowledge of the wild forest and the community surrounding it.
Kitich Camp is a traditional bush camp nestled right in the lush, indigenous Mathews Forest and offers guests an idyllic hideaway and unique forest wildlife experience. Highlights of this active safari are walks and tracking with Samburu warriors as your guides and river & rock pool swimming in this private 900 sq km of untouched wilderness.
MARTIN & JANI SCHEFFER - Tortilis Camp
Martin and Jani made a powerful couple! Previously at The Manor Ngorongoro, where they made a huge impact, they left to have a baby and are now ready to return to East Africa – little Luna in toe. Martin is a Chef of note and specialises in teaching and training young chefs, he has even catered for Miss World in the past! Jani have been involved in many aspects of the tourism industry from running hotels, to tour guiding via lecturing at the Cape Wine Academy.
Tortilis Camp consists of 16 ensuite tents, a private 2 bedroom house and 2 bedroom family tent all with magnificent views of Mt Kilimanjaro. Built on the Eastern edge of Amboseli National Park, game drives take place both in the park and also within the 30,000 acre private Kitirua Wildlife Concession. Walks & cultural visits are a speciality as are visits to the famous Elephant Research project set up by Cynthia Moss over 20 years ago.
STEVE & DE AURET – Tarangire Treetops
Steve & De have Africa in the blood both being born and brought up in Zimbabwe and moving to Tanzania some 3 years ago. Having grown up in a background of development, they are both excited to be at Tarangire Treetops with its balance between wildlife and cultural experiences. Integrating their two loves, stunning wildlife viewing and introducing guests to the local culture and customs of the surrounding communities are ticking all their boxes.
Tarangire Treetops has 20 rooms, each high up in the tree canopy – a true tree house. Being in a private concession of the WMA buffer zone surrounding Tarangire National Park, game walks, night drives, bush meals and cultural visits can be offered in additional to game drives in both the concession and National Park itself.