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African Experts was created from the Laikipia Wilderness base camp in Laikipia, Kenya as an information resource for people with specific travel requirements. It all starts with the Carey family; using their fifteen years experience recommending family safaris, walking expeditions, horse riding safaris and canoe trips within Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe they have helped countless numbers of people make their safari holiday a dream come true.

Today, with a select few hand picked, off the beaten track locations and trusted operators we run successful, safe, family friendly trips across the countries we know best! What’s more, we are on the ground 24/7 offering you personalized service and support.


boss lady

History: born and raised in Scotland, Annabelle has lived in the bush and run safari camps and lodges for the past 16 years in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Kenya.

Likes: horses, cooking, elephants, walking safaris and the piano.

Doesn’t like: heights, flying and ipods on safari!

Favourite places: Mana Pools in Zimbabwe, Kenya's Meru National Park, Luangwa Valley in Zambia, Scotland’s West Coast


bushman kabisa

History: Steve grew up in Zimbabwe and has spent 23 years guiding and exploring in Africa. His passion for adventure has taken us all over the place and we lean on him for advice on the best areas for walking, canoeing, birding and following specific wildlife species. Steve is currently a full time guide in the bush at Laikipia Wilderness.

Likes: walking, exploring wild places, canoeing Africa’s rivers and climbing mountains, fishing and western novels.

Doesn’t like: crowds, mint chocolate and small spaces.

Favourite places: Matusadona National Park & the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya.


sales & marketing

History: four years as a sales and marketing wiz for adventure travel and safari companies in Kenya & Southern Africa. Kat grew up on the shores of Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe, surrounded by epic sunsets and incredible wildlife, she is an animal lover through and through.

Likes: dogs, taking photographs, reliable internet and indian food.

Doesn’t like: cucumber, bike riding (because two wheels do not make sense!), spiders and mornings that don’t start with coffee.

Favourite places: Lamu island in Kenya and Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe


the mascots

History: Seven years of nonsense between the two of them, currently volunteering as African Experts mascots. Known for their trap setting and poop identifying skills.

Like: bows and arrows, collecting honey, tracking elephants and fishing, catching lizards and putting them in people’s pockets!

Don’t like: girls and homework.