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Origins Safaris

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Chad, DRC and RCA
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Origins Safaris is a family business, founded in 1963 by Don and Margaret Turner. It is managed today by two subsequent generations of the family, and predominantly by Don’s son, Steve.

We are so much more than just a travel broker – our years of experience, professionalism and reliability means that we go the all-important extra mile, to make sure your dream safari is safe, memorable, educational and most of all great fun. We are renowned for our meticulous safari planning from start to finish, and the highest standards of natural history interpretation.

We provide that crucial “sound advice and impeccable service” so seldom found by other companies. We have 50+ years of authentic African safari experience and the know-how to make your trip run as smoothly as possible.

Where do we operate?
With strong roots and upbringing across the continent, Origins Safaris has unrivalled knowledge and experience over each country, allowing us to meet your interests and desires. We provide bespoke itineraries to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and Chad.

What do we offer?
At Origins Safaris we are confident that all our expeditions will satisfy your wanderlust and thirst for new and exciting experiences. We have personally and extensively explored every corner of our destinations to ensure that all of our tours will be individually personalized. Whether you are interested in wildlife, culture, history, archaeology, luxury, off the beaten track, or adrenaline fueled activities, we have the trip just for you!

Origins Safaris have pioneered wildlife tourism in East Africa. We offer a variety of privately guided and exclusive wildlife expeditions, from being in the bustling midst of the Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania, to gazing deep into the gentle eyes of our closest relatives in Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo, while closely following the world’s rarest candid in Ethiopia or be surrounded by a thick blanket of twittering Red-billed Quelea in the exclusive Zakouma National Park in Chad.

Our cultural expeditions take you into the remote regions of the African continent, where you will be immersed in an array of tribal and historical lifestyles. Many are like living museums, where you will enjoy ‘street level culture’ and where it is often hard to draw the line between participant and observer. You will see customs, cultures and lifestyles totally unaffected by the western world and you will feel nothing but sheer privilege at being able to travel amongst them.

Our Guides
The guides at Origins Safaris have an exceptionally high reputation for being experts in their field, enthusiastic, multi-talented and jovial raconteurs. They provide an extensive amount of learned information on a variety of different subjects, from the local area, flora and fauna, wildlife, ornithology and cultural heritage. Our guides are all experts in their country and are active members of appropriate associations such as RWASAGA (Rwanda Safari Guide Association), KPSGA (Kenya Professional Guides Association), TTGA (Tanzania Tour Guides Association), and many others. Our professional guides will go the extra mile to inspire you and turn your passions and interest into the journey of a lifetime.

Origins Safaris offers you a lifetime of travel, beginning with the easiest and ending with the hardest as you find your African feet. Join us on some of the most pioneering expeditions and be one of the first and only modern-day adventurers to explore and experience Africa’s hidden treasures.