Generations of experience
Generations of Safari Experience
A turning point in Kenya's history, and one that brought some of the first pioneers to this country, was the building of the railway in the late 1800s. With the new 'gari ya moshi' (car or train of smoke) came an influx of settlers keen to explore the potential for farming and ranching in East Africa. Their legacy lives on today, as generations of their descendants continue to pioneer a lifestyle where the environment can be intensely harsh, but where the rich diversity of culture, language and peoples makes the region a fascinating place both to live and to visit on vacation.
Safari is a tradition long held by the generations of families involved with SCC Kenya. From the hunting safaris of Tony Dyer in the 1940s and 1950s, to the safari made by David Roberts when he took a cheetah to New York on a promotional tour for safaris, the individuals behind SCC are full of the spirit of adventure, and the belief that anything is possible.
In the words of Elspeth Huxley: 'To depart on safari is not only a physical act, it is also a gesture. You leave behind the worries, the strains, the irritations of life among people under pressure and enter a world of creatures who are pressed into no moulds, but have only to be themselves; bonds loosen, anxiety fades, the mind closes against the world you left behind like a folding sea anemone. Enjoyment of the moment, the true delight in living, in life as it is and not as others have made it, all this returns.Each breath you draw gives pleasure, you wake with a new sense of wonder at the pure light shining on golden grass and the web of thorn, and the cooing of the dove.'
Each of our properties are owned and run by Kenyans with over 80 years of experience in wildlife management, safaris, farming and hospitality. Their pioneering spirit lives on today in each of their unique creations, and they welcome all our guests to share with them the stories, mishaps, successes and adventures that they have had over the years.