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Modern day tours and safaris face a dizzying standard for professionalism and quality, and this is largely thanks to businesses such as Transtrek Safaris Limited. Since their inception in 2013, this pioneering company has persistently and consistently raised the bar and forged a reputation for engaging itineraries that follow a dedicated ethos of high-value affordability and eco-conscious sustainability.
Today they offer a range of activities across Kenya and Tanzania which include guided game drives, boat and balloon safaris and guided bush walks. The three founders, Daniel Francis, Peter Kiore and Wanjiku Kariuki know that great safaris create a sense of wonder.
Lasting from three to fourteen days in general, Transtrek employs five local professionals to offer authentic and captivating tours to their client base.
All tours are hand-crafted and designed to offer the best client experience with minimal impact on the wildlife and wildlife habitats. Multiple packages are available across east Africa and they make use of their own fully employed guides and vehicles to offer something that is uniquely theirs.
Whether custom designed to match budgets and interests or as a packaged trip the routes are updated every six months. Furthermore, Transtrek Safaris Limited support and promote the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Favouring lodges and camps that promote sustainability and eco-tourism the sort of accommodation available hugely depends on what the client is looking for. Some clients want the thrill of camping in the bush with the African soil as their bed, while others want to top a day of adventure with a hot shower and a spacious mattress.
Home to iconic parks such as Amboseli and Masai Mara and the annual Great Migration of a million wildebeest, Kenya is possibly one of the most diverse countries in Africa in terms of natural habitat. Possessing savannahs, mountains, forests, gorgeous coastal regions and deserts this country is home to 1,100 species of bird, 350 mammal species and 21 endemic species.
The culture in Kenya is just as rich and colourful and are reflections of the grandiose beauty of the country. Steeped in culture and history, those interested visitors are spoilt for choice with historical sites such as the Gedi ruins and Fort Jesus in addition to the natural wonders such as Mida Creek and Hell’s Kitchen.
Tanzania is the over achiever of Africa, home to the highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, home to the lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, rhino and countless species of bird, reptile and mammal. Tanzania is most famous for the Serengeti and Ngorongoro conservation areas, both of which are UNESCO World heritage sites and not the limit to the number of parks and reserves available for the avid tourist to visit. It just has everything.
Tanzania is also well known for its wonderful coastline and the islands of Pemba and Zanzibar, which not only has idyllic white sandy beaches and warm blue turquoise waters but also boasts important historic and cultural attractions.
In the new year, Transtrek will be adding Ugandan gorilla treks to the potential itinerary. A highly regulated and carefully controlled area of tourism, certified tours are not handed out lightly and this will definitely offer a major attraction to those wanting to return to Africa to see a far more peaceful side to the continent.
PRICE. $300 USD per person per day to $600 USD per person per day.
ADDRESS: Transtrek Safaris Limited, 207 Regent Street, London W1B 3HH, firstname.lastname@example.org
TELEPHONE NUMBER: (0044) 333 577 0200