We are Robert and Ester, founders of Fika Safaris. After having lived in many countries in East-Africa we settled down in Nairobi (Kenya) more than 5 years ago. Our wanderlust, background in tourism and the hotel industry made us decide to start our own safari company in 2015.
Our team consists of passionate safari guides with years of experience. Together we provide a unique safari experience that you will never forget.
Going on a safari is an adventure and spotting the ‘Big 5’ is probably high on your list. Or have you always dreamed of having a face-to-face encounter with the mountain gorilla? Together we look at your interests and expectations when going on a safari, to finally create your dream trip.
We are often on the road to search for and discover new and unique places to add to our portfolio. We hope one day we can share our love for East-Africa and show you ‘our gems’ in the beautiful, untamed and magical East-Africa when you are booking your safari with us!
Are you looking for a romantic safari, an off-the-beaten track safari, a family safari or an adventurous safari? We are the perfect travel specialist for you! All our safaris are private and tailor-made with eye for detail and a lot of travel passion.
Curious about going on a safari and how it looks like? Go to our inspirational travel page and see what we can do for you.
Our working method and what we offer?
• Personal and honest advice
• Fast and reliable
• Knowledgeable guides
• All our trips are tailor-made and private
• Budget, mid-range, luxury and high-end
• Eye for detail
• Creating dreams & memories
• 24-hours emergency line/reachability
Do you have the wish, the idea or are you planning to go on safari in East Africa? As a tailor-made travel specialist and with our specialist knowledge of East Africa, we are able to design a unique safari meeting all your wishes and needs.
Through personal contact, we will look together at several factors that are important to design your unique safari. Hereby we will look the interest and size of your travel group, preferred number of travel days, comfort level of accommodations, travel wishes and travel budget.
Have you seen an inspirational trip or another safari route that appeals to you, but are you missing an activity or national park? No worries, together we will see how we can design the safari program to all your wishes.
Traveling in 2020Like many other sectors, the corona crisis has also affected us. Looking for the new normal, travelling was not an option anymore. Borders closed and intercounty travel was often not allowed. Meeting different cultures, immersing yourself in an unknown country, enjoying the beautiful nature and the wild animals, everything came to a standstill. Cancellations, postponing safaris, it became clear to us that we could no longer share our Africa passion with others. At the same time, we were also not able to discover new beautiful and unique places.
On safari to Masai Mara National Reserve!On safari to Masai Mara National Reserve. In November 2019 we went for a long weekend to the Masai Mara to discover new places and to fully enjoy all the beauty that this park has to offer. We would like to take you with us on this adventure! Also want to go on a safari to the Masai Mara? Or other places in East Africa? Please contact us and together we choose which accommodations, activities and which route suits you best.
Our safari tips
Safari tip 1: Clothing on safari
You are about to leave for you safari and it is time to pack your bags. But you are wondering which clothes are suitable going on a safari. Make sure you pack different layers of clothes, during the day temperatures may vary and wearing different layers make it easy to quickly adopt to weather changes. Pack protective clothing against the sun and mosquitoes. Also don’t forget your swimming clothes and a poncho and/or a raincoat against unexpected showers.
Safari tip 2: Vaccination and Malaria in East-Africa
Depending on your travel destination, vaccination regulation and advice may vary. We therefore recommend that you be properly informed by the designated travel clinics and/or doctors. Do not wait until the last moment as some of the vaccinations must be given a few months before travelling to your safari destination.
Safari tip 3: Bringing plastic on a safari
Import of plastic are banned in several countries in East-Africa. Therefore, when travelling, make sure you don’t carry plastic bags or other disposable plastic items. Fika Safaris fully supports this change and therefore recommends you to bring your own drinking bottle for refilling water, to save the environment. If you have any doubt about which items are allowed in country of arrival, do not hesitate to ask us!
Safari tip 4: Tipping on safari
Although not mandatory, tipping is an expression of your satisfaction and appreciation to your guide and other staff making your safari more memorable. The guideline for a guide/tour leader is $20 - $25 per day per car. It may seem like a lot, but the guide fulfills multiple roles and makes your safari unique and unforgettable! In hotels and lodges there is often a tip box, this way the tip not only ends up with the staff visible, but also for the housekeeping, security and all other staff who work in the lodges/hotels. The tip can range from $3 to $35 per person per day, depending on your level of satisfaction and travel segment.