Bringing You Unique, Unchanged and Breathtaking East Africa Since 1959
“Safari” is a Kiswahili word meaning a journey. It has, however, over the last hundred years or more come to mean a journey to discover the fantastic wildlife & scenery of Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania, the heart of Africa's beauty.
A safari to Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania - visiting such exotic places as the Masai Mara, Murchison Falls, Serengeti and Samburu - is a journey of the intellect and of the soul, an immersion in nature and an epic trip of romance and self discovery. Even the names; Amboseli, Queen Elizabeth park, Ngorongoro, Lake Nakuru - ring out as a reminder of man’s birthright and lost harmony with nature. A glimpse of the past.
To truly appreciate the serenity of the bush and the wildlife one requires quiet and peace. Our safaris are private - individual to you. Game viewing and observing the wonders of nature, whether gorilla treking or watching a lioness stalking, is a contemplative pastime and seldom suited to group travel. If you wish to watch a family of elephants for several hours, that should be your decision and unless requested, we don’t put strangers together. What better way to discover nature than to travel with family and friends.
We will take you from the game rich bush of Kenya's Mara and Meru to the savannah of Tanzania's Tarangire and Serengeti and from there to the tropical rain forests of Uganda's Kibale and Bwindi. Whether you want to fly, drive or walk through the incredible scenery of East Africa’s differing regions, the personal nature, attention to detail and professionalism of our guides is always the same.
Safaris are available at many prices, from the simplest to the most luxurious. Whether you are staying in exclusive, private tented camps or luxurious lodges - whether you want the most luxurious, traditional and original type of safari or the faster flying itineraries - you will know your trip, in Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania is being handled by the same reputable company.
If you have been looking for that authentic luxury safari Kenya but have not had much success to date your luck has changed. Please take you time to browse our site in order to get a real feel for the type of African animal adventure we can facilitate and the type of company we are. Established back in 1959, Kimbla-Mantana know East Africa inside out and provide an unrivalled experience for our guests that is sadly missing in many quarters today. Many people wrongly assume that all safari holidays in Kenya are the same, nothing could be further from the truth. In order to get the most out of any adventure it is essential that you select the right people to make your trip a memorable one. Although there is a selection of cheaper rivals online you generally get what you pay for and it is always worth spending a little more rather than a little less. If you have any questions about any aspect of our Kenya safari tours and cannot see the information detailed on our website please don’t hesitate to contact us and one of our experienced team will be happy to provide you with the requested information or even some recommendations if required. We not only pride ourselves on the ultimate experience we facilitate but also the level of customer service we provide, one call to us will amply illustrate why we are generally regarded as amongst the best in the world of real life adventures.
Africa, sometimes referred to as ‘The Dark Continent’ has thousands of different cultures and along with that a cornucopia of different languages, customs and superstitions and although you couldn’t hope to experience them all, we hope to introduce you to a few when you embark on a luxury safari in Kenya. Depending on which location you select for your animal adventure you can expect to come into contact with one, or perhaps, more communities of indigenous people. Although we cover many countries in East Africa, we generally specialise in Kenya wildlife safaris and with more than 40 ethnic groups you are sure to gain a fascinating insight into the day to day lives of a differing array of people. The culture of this very special country is also enhanced by the steady influx of immigrants who have been arriving here for centuries and have added their own unique cultural mix to the melting pot. Of course the main reason why people from all over the world choose Kenyan safari tours over the more conventional holiday options is to see the animals. Documentary makers have been coming to Kenya for years and displaying the footage captured on their photographic extravaganzas for all to see on TVs in a plethora of countries. Although animal adventures are very popular due to the general accessibility of the animals, none of this would be possible without the input and guidance of the local people and at Kimbla-Mantana we realise this only too well.
Although often marketed as a Kenya safari holiday, an African excursion is much more than a vacation, more of a once in a lifetime experience. If you have never been to East Africa before, the first thing you will notice is the seemingly endless landscape. From rolling green plains to savannahs, to snow topped mountain peaks, this particular part of Africa really is blessed by Mother Nature. Perhaps the most celebrated region for a Kenya wildlife safari are those in and around the Masai Mara. Stretching northwards from the Serengeti plains, this vast tract of land is the ideal place to spot the ‘big five’ and also if you are very lucky the endangered Black Rhinoceros. This area is also renowned for the local tribesmen whose lives’ today remain largely untainted by the relentless march of technology and continue with traditions which have been handed down through the generations. If you’d like to experience a wealth of wildlife in combination with a fascinating culture, Kenya safaris could be just what you have been looking for, please contact us for further details. However, the Masai Mara has to some extent been a victim of its own popularity, unregulated tourism to this area has also made its mark on both the landscape and the people. Kimbla –Mantana are very aware of their responsibility to the environment and the people who inhabit it as well, leading only low impact tour groups we are committed to leaving the environment exactly as we found it.
A common question we receive from our prospective adventure excursion guests is about the standard of accommodation provided on Kenyan safaris, there are a number of options available. The most popular option for the vast majority of guests embarking on a savannah experience are the authentic lodges. A typical lodge in this region will be constructed using local materials and more often than not blend seamlessly with the local environment and have unrestricted views of the landscape which makes for great viewing of animals in their natural environment. For those guests who like a swim, after a long day in the bush, some of the lodges come equipped with a swimming pool, what could be more relaxing? If you are under the impression that a Kenya safari company only deals with walking over arid bush land in the blazing heat for hours every day, please think again. Kimbla-Mantana are well placed to provide the best that a 4x4 adventure can possibly offer, capable of tackling a multitude of terrains this awesome mode of safari travel enables the intrepid animal spotter to reach places that would normally be inaccessible by any other mode of transport. If you have any special requirements in regard to itineraries, modes of transport or accommodation please don’t hesitate to contact us, simply provide a brief outline of what you want to do during your Kenya safari holidays and we will endeavour to design a tailor-made programme based on your exacting requirements.
If you are considering an exhilarating adventure and have already experienced the delights of Kenya, why not consider moving slightly further afield and see what Uganda and Tanzania can offer? Kimbla-Mantana have extensive experience in these countries and can enable you to see some of the exclusive wildlife that inhabit these regions. One experience which is exclusive to Uganda is the world famous Uganda gorilla safari. Seeing these gentle, magnificent beasts in their natural environment is the main reason why people choose these excellent packages as opposed to the more traditional safari destinations. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in South Western Uganda is home to the mountain gorilla and a whole host of other wildlife as well, this region can be reached by 4x4 or alternately by charter flight from Entebbe. Seeing these majestic creatures at play in their natural habitat is undoubtedly the highlight of a person’s safaris in Uganda and comes complete with memories to cherish for a lifetime. To reiterate, Kimbla-Mantana are committed to responsible tourism and endeavour to help our valuable guests adopt the same attitude. Another gift from Mother Nature in Africa is the country of Tanzania, blessed with infinite numbers and varieties of wildlife, ancient tropical forests, lakes, beaches and also the world famous Mount Kilimanjaro make this country a shining jewel in the Dark Continent. The island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania also attracts many tourists; why not combine a Tanzanian excursion with a stay on this famous island?
Regardless of whether you’d like to go on an animal adventure in Kenya or a ‘gorillas in the mist’ experience in Uganda, Kimbla-Mantana should be your first port of call. Combining years of Uganda safaris experience with an unrivalled expertise in all things East Africa make the perfect recipe for an unforgettable adventure. If you need any further assurance as to our ability to provide you with the experience of a lifetime please take a look at the glowing testimonials detailed on our site. However, despite our enviable reputation as a leading Uganda safari company we do not rest on our laurels, we are constantly looking at ways to build upon on our success and at the same time help preserve the environment for the animals, local people and the next generation alike. We hope that our website enables you to make an informed decision as to which adventure to select, however, if you do have any questions whatsoever about any aspect of our business please contact us, we welcome your questions, suggestions and feedback. Our longevity as a company is based on giving our guests the ultimate adventure experience every time, without exception and our locally employed staff share the same viewpoint, ensuring that your holiday is an experience that stands alone. To sum up, a safari is usually a once in a lifetime experience so pick your tour operator very carefully, the animals, people and even the environment will thank you for doing so.
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