Established in Nairobi in 1967 by Terry and Jean Mathews, Mathews Safaris is one of East Africa’s oldest and most respected bespoke safari operators.

We would love to help you plan your next adventure!

Beyond the Traditional Fare

Mathews Safaris guided and operated exclusive tented camps for over four decades before becoming one of the first custom safari companies to recognize that many financially independent travelers desire a full suite of destination management services, beyond the traditional fare.

Whilst fortunate enough to have been counted as one of the elite mobile luxury tented safari operators in East Africa, our primary focus since 2003 has been providing the ultimate safari experience for our clients in partnership with the most best lodges, camps and charter services throughout Africa.

A New Direction

This new direction has grown from the recognition that, whilst much of the industry focuses on tradition and a “guide culture”, the educated clients of today expect guides who focus on them and their interests.

The vast majority of our business is repeat clients and new guests, referred directly by them.

Mathews Safaris is now owned and run by Clair Mathews Crawford, English by birth but resident in Kenya for over twenty years.

An experienced expedition planner for the Royal Geographical Society and a trained Geocartographer, Clair balanced safari work with a career tracking elephants using GIS.

Why Choose Us?

Africa remains one of the most magical places on Earth and it is our pleasure to show it to you.  We design every safari from scratch and base each experience entirely on the needs of our clients.

We take great pride in our creativity, attention to detail and the fact that we can draw from an impressive pool of lodges, camps, hotels and guides to make each safari experience unique.

Incredible Wildlife

Taking you close to the best wildlife Africa has to offer

The best lodges & tours

We work with the best lodges and tours throughout Africa

Epic journeys

With five decades of experience, we can create epic journeys to suit everyone

Looking for some inspiration?

Click on the link below to view some of our favourite safaris