Kenya has been Alex's family home since the early 1900s, Hunter safaris have been led throughout East Africa for the last 3 generations. His grandfather, J.A. helped set up Kenya’s first national parks and with that inheriting responsibility for the local wildlife and communities, Kenya will always hold a special place in Alex’s heart. With vast and varied landscapes, mountains, savannahs, deserts, a stunning coastline and rich history, Kenya easily offers the most diverse experiences – from luxury mobile safaris of a bygone era to climbing Mt Kenya, walking with camels in the northern frontier and tracking black rhino on foot to photographing the world's last ‘Big Tuskers' - it opens up the true meaning of safari unlike any other country…
Having grown up in Tanzania until the age of 7, this country has always felt like Alex's second home. Larger in landmass than both Kenya and Uganda combined, distances are far greater, but the destinations are no less rewarding. Follow the Great Migration and watch the Serengeti come alive, explore one of the natural wonders of the world – the Ngorongoro Crater – boat down the majestic Rufiji River, home to legendary hunter Frederick Selous, or climb the Mahale Mountains, the only place where chimpanzees and lions naturally co-exist, before its habitat becomes lost forever.
Although not the most likely of safari destinations, Uganda holds some of the world’s most beautiful lakes and rivers, making it the perfect destination for bird watching and attracting extraordinary wildlife, including the elusive waterbird, the Shoebill. With the source of the river Nile running from Lake Victoria, Uganda hosts visitors from all over the world looking for an adrenaline fuelled adventure. Experience grade 5 white water rafting in Jinja, kayak the Nile and head up to Murchison’s Falls or trek through the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to some of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas.
Forests are the order of the day here and trips to Rwanda are not complete without walking out into the dense jungle in search of the mountain gorilla in Volcanoes National Park. The lesser-known Nyungwe National Park has been termed the Galapagos of Africa, believed to be one of Africa’s oldest forests and home to thirteen species of primates, 120 butterfly species and chameleons! Magical Lake Kivu offers a place to rest and relax after arduous treks in the forest away from the madding crowds.
A trip to Rwanda is not complete without passing through Kigali. The land of a thousand hills has come a long way from its genocide-ridden past and the country and its people exude a genuine warmth, despite the horrors and atrocities committed nearly thirty years ago.