Kenya-based Westminster Safaris has 30 years of experience in designing intrepid safaris beyond the beaten bush, out into unchartered wilderness. Travel in luxury to experience the stark landscape of the dark continent; observe its intriguing wildlife; encounter its vivid culture; witness its blazing sunsets.
Over two generations, Westminster Safaris has developed its expertise, providing tailored safaris that encompass boundless East African savannah to exotic shores of the Indian Ocean. Our guides are devoted to the conservation of this ancient, unfettered territory and will share with you its mystery. Westminster is grounded in the reality of sustainability. We are down to earth operators and we see the protection of the environment we work in as our duty. As our guests, you are contributing to the conservation of habitat, wildlife and traditional ways of life. The properties we'll visit are integral to the remote community that they support and you'll see ingenious recycling systems in action that make the lodges and camps efficient and sustainable.
Westminster's community projects nurture a growing awareness of the benefits of conservation:
The remote village primary schools we've built are a forum for promoting, to young people, the long term benefits of protecting the environment. If you'd like to see first-hand how these education centres shape the conservation ideas of future generations of Kenyans, we could visit any of our five schools as part of a safari:
Kipeto, on the edge of the Rift Valley, overlooking the semi-arid region around Lake Magadi
Kachuru, a tiny village to the south of Shaba National reserve
Baringo, on the shores of Lake Baringo in the Rift Valley
Aitong, for Maasai children on the outskirts of Maasai Mara
Laikipia, for Samburu youngsters on the plateau in the heart of Kenya
You'll be intrigued by the simplicity and beauty of the designs that integrate sustainable, local materials and indigenous craftsmanship to create stylish, low-impact lodges and camps that enhance the horizon. These ventures not only furnish the villagers with jobs and a showcase for their arts and crafts, but they also support vital community initiatives such as maintaining wells and repairing roads. The reciprocity between the local people and these properties will make you feel personally welcome as a special guest of the communities that we visit:
Nairobi Tented camp deep in Nairobi National Park
Joy's Camp, a tented encampment in the arid Samburu lands of Shaba National Reserve, overlooking a natural spring
Mutara Lodge Lewaso Cottages Trees
For five years, Westminster has been planting thousands of trees in deforested areas in order to encourage water collection. Westminster supports the Greenbelt Movement which has been gently engaging communities all over Kenya in tree-planting for decades. Since 1977, 45million trees have taken root through this project.
Westminster's camps have a thrifty salvage plan for used materials. Glass, metal and plastic are sent to Nairobi to be re-crafted into works of art; perhaps you'd like to take a creation home as a souvenir from Kitangela Glass. Nothing is wasted, biodegradable rubbish is sorted out and contributes to the compost heap that feeds our newly-planted trees. And we've also found a way to make the most of the water supply through BioBox.
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Physical Address Postal Address 1509700509 Nairobi, Kenya