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Ontdek Kenya Safaris organizes African safaris with specialty in walking tours, bird watching and wildlife vacations, all offered as private safaris and small group departures.

Ontdek is owned and operator by Peter and Anne Huysman who are practicing naturalist safari guides and not internet based African travel consultants.

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We cater for the discerning nature travelers seeking African safaris that are genuine alternatives to vehicle confined holidays. We are firm on our personal convictions that if we wouldn't book a safari for ourselves,we simply don't sell it.

Yes, we travel a lot in Kenya and we plan our travels to have quality time for our hobbies which are walking, birding, photography and responsible wildlife viewing. This is the same concept that we use in designing nature safaris for our clients and we invite you to consider traveling to Kenya with Ontdek Kenya Safaris.

Bird watching tour in the Crater Lake game sanctuary, Kenya

We have made a deliberate decision to restrict our operations to Kenya, meaning we thoroughly know our corner and we cut through the commercial hype of "tourism-hot-spots" to give our clients authentic African safaris.

How about experience? We bring 16 years hands-on experience and feet-on-the-ground approach in organizing wildlife safaris in Kenya. Read more about responsible safaris in Kenya.

Who trusts Ontdek Kenya Safaris? We have credible references from respected international tour operators whose clients we host in Kenya. We also have many independent nature travelers who have been on our tours and should you wish to contact past clients, this is a request we meet with pleasure.

We invite you to go through our website and you can count on our experience to design and deliver your unique Kenyan vacation that combines guided walking holidays and/or bird watching with excellent wildlife viewing away from mass tourism.

Read more on how we organize our guided Kenya safaris.


This is the latest addition in our range of activities. On a 5-day tour in Uganda, you do a gorilla tracking safari in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, safaris by 4WD vehicles in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, known for its tree-climbing lions and also a boat safari on the lakes near the Mweya Lodge. Optional activities are a chimpanzee trekking and walking and bird watching from the lodges in the parks.


Are you looking for a African safari that has walks where your pace will be checked by sightings of Giraffes, Zebras, Gazelles, Colobus Monkeys and colorful birds? We have several walking tours covering the Rift Valley, Aberdares, Amboseli and Masai Mara - there is a choice for everyone!

 African safari in the Crater Lake, Kenya.

You may opt for a customized walking adventure or join other like-minded walkers in one of our small group scheduled walking safaris. Our African walking holidays are fully supported and walking distances are flexible to accommodate different walking abilities. READ MORE >>>


Our bird watching tours take birding to its very basics: observing birds in their natural habitats in a relaxed way. Competent birding guides, good selection of habitats for variety of birds species, easy walks so that you are not cooped up in a minibus throughout your vacation and flawless ground logistics are the hallmarks of our African birding safaris.

We spend more time in the places we visit than most birding companies do, our focus being to let our clients enjoy bird watching by their ability and not at the pace, speed and the pressure of a tour leader. READ MORE >>>


Ontdek crafts unique African safaris for clients seeking one of a kind wildlife experiences rather than the hectic vehicle-confined safaris covering all the parks in Kenya.

We are a dedicated team of nature people right on the ground and as we often accompany clients on safari it matters to us that we create safaris that have quality time dedicated to top-notch wildlife viewing, the best services possible and that we stay away from mass tourism. READ MORE >>>


Photo safaris in Kenya: sunset in Masai Mara

We organize quality African photo safaris for discerning wildlife photographers who want a detailed but relaxed photo experience that goes beyond "aim & shoot" tours.

We use our experience on national parks selection enabling you to have maximum time for nature photography with minimal road transfers. On your African safari, photo subjects range from birds, people & culture, scenery to the wildlife in Masai Mara. READ MORE >>>


Ontdek Kenya is the leading outfitter of educational travel for schools and learning institutions that are seeking quality and truly nature based learning tours that go beyond the morning and afternoon safari game drives.

We work hard ( and enjoy doing so) to design African safaris that have soft activities, keep students away from mass tourism and at the same time raise their intellectual curiosity making them question the whys of the world around them.

Ontdek Kenya Safaris has made a deliberate decision to offer educational tours strictly in Kenya, meaning we can maintain the high standards for which we are known for. READ MORE >>>


Ontdek Kenya is co-owned by Anne, an active woman who is passionate about outdoors and the women-only African safaris are her invitation to active women to get off the bus and see Kenya through a woman's eye in an unhurried pace, off the tourists circuit while engaging in soft game viewing walks and bird watching.

The women adventure travel tours have many participants of 50+ who believe their travel days are not over and we have much younger women whose travel days are just beginning. The level of fitness needed is not for top athletes - as long as you are reasonably healthy and enjoys being outdoors, you will thoroughly enjoy being in our women only travel group. READ MORE >>>


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Most of our clients are 50 plus active travelers and they choose to travel with us because we offer them African safaris that matches their active lifestyles - walking at their pace while following grazing gazelles, adding new bird species to their checklist or leisurely watching game without the pressure of "let's move to the next park".

We not only deliver on unique itineraries but also on perfect ground logistics that add value to your holiday. Our Kenya senior tours are fully supported and accommodation is in comfortable lodges and tented camps with en suite facilities and unfailing high standards of hospitality.


Ontdek Kenya organizes hiking clubs vacations that are ideal for walking clubs going abroad for an African walking safari. We have been in the walking safari business since 96 and have good reference of some of the most respected operators of walking tours, whose clients we host in Kenya.


If you or a member of your family is on a gluten free diet, we would like to discuss with you about your gluten free Africa safari. Candid planning and communication is essential and Ontdek Kenya brings 13 years hands-on experience in truly nature themed African safaris for people with all kinds of dietary requirements.

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