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THE COMPANY

Southern Cross Safaris, Est.1957, is one of the oldest owner-managed safari tour operators in East Africa. A company dedicated to providing the utmost quality of service and client care second to none in the region in which we operate. Despite significant growth, the company still leads the market with offices in Nairobi, Mombasa and representative agencies in Arusha, Tanzania and London, United Kingdom.

Our philosophy of ‘excellence through experience’ is well founded after nearly 50 years of providing stylish, unusual, and utterly memorable safaris to litterly hundreds of thousands of clients. The proprietors and founders Mike Kirkland and John Lyall, both third generation Kenyans, take a personal interest in every safari tour, from the planning stage through to completion. Our expertise, quality of service and exceptional client care together with that of the staff and affiliated Agents, ensures a service second to none. The ability to meet the needs of the most demanding and discerning clientele has firmly established Southern Cross Safaris' excellent reputation within the travel industry worldwide.

The company manages a fleet of over 100 vehicles, ranging from private saloon cars, safari microbuses, Toyota Land Cruisers, Land Rover 135Tdi’s to luxury 45 seat air-conditioned coaches. In addition, Satao Camp, our exclusive luxury tented camp in Tsavo East National Park complete the Southern Cross portfolio.

Due to a reputation built up over a sizeable time period within the business, Southern Cross Safaris, enjoys a ‘favoured’ client status with all leading East African hotel and lodge companies. This benefit and its resultant competitive edge, is in turn enjoyed by our network of regular clients, tour operators, wholesaler agents, incentive houses and travel agents worldwide, who select Southern Cross Safaris to provide their ground arrangements in both Kenya and Tanzania.

Within our brochure, website and tariff, we have endeavoured to offer a hand picked selection of not only competitively priced but also top class game lodges, tented safari camps, beach resorts and exclusive hotels, within the East African region. The ability to meet the needs of the most demanding and discerning clientele, has firmly established Southern Cross Safaris’ with an excellent reputation within the travel industry worldwide.