About Bespoke Safaris

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Organising a customized tailor made safari is primarily about knowledge of the product, the wilderness areas, logistical organization & meeting specific client expectations.

Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda & Tanzania offer a myriad of tailor-made safari opportunities from Chimpanzee treks in Tanzania, horse riding in Laikipia, big game fishing on the Indian Ocean, Mountain Gorilla treks in Rwanda to the mammalian wonders of the Serengeti & the Masai Mara.

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diverse experiences

There’s an extensive choice from the familiar National Parks and Reserves to the more unspoilt and rarely visited wilderness areas, from private game lodges to exclusive far off the beaten track, hideaway tented lodges, private charters, camel-back safaris, mountain gorilla viewing, fly fishing & helicopter excursions.

These itineraries tailor-made to each individual request can be altered to suit any brief and time-frame.

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unparalleled Expertise

The Bespoke Safaris team has extensive first-hand knowledge of these products, offering reliable, informed accurate and unbiased travel advice in tailor-making trips to meet individual requirements and budgets.

Detailed planning, research & checking is done to ensure that all expectations are fulfilled and that each safari creates a fabulous, long lasting, memorable impression.

Leave, only if you have to.


"Travel, visit and
stay where you want,
when you want."

Simon Ball

As an ardent ornithologist with a passion for natural history and all things “wildlife”, Simon travelled the globe birding in his late teens visiting Africa, the Middle East and all over Europe.

Born in England, this passion led to more serious studies gaining an Hons Degree in Zoology with Ecology from London University at the end of the 70’s.

Following an advertising career in London, the constraints of the big city somewhat curtailed his travelling.Jumping at the chance to relocate to Kenya in the mid 80’s this allowed him to combine his then professional career, with time to seriously explore Africa.

Gaining professional guide qualifications through the KPSGA, Simon followed his heart in leading many natural history expeditions through Kenya, Tanzania ,Uganda & Rwanda.

Sharing these privileged bush experiences with many guests from overseas has continued with planning ,organizing & guiding wildlife safaris full time over the last 20 years in East Africa.

Simon has been directly involved in supporting key conservation projects in Laikipia, the Mara & Kenya forests to ensure that key habitats & their unique diverse fauna & flora will remain for generations ahead ;habitats & experiences that have given him,his family, friends & safari guests so much pleasure to remember.


Founder / Travel planner / Professional Guide