All of our safari and trekking guides are licensed and very experienced. They have already been working as tour guides for safaris in the Northern Circuit for several years and participate in guide training. Moreover, as local citizens they are familiar with the secrets of the areas you plan to visit and will provide you with valuable insights into local life. In addition to their native tribal language and Swahili, our guides are fluent in English and French. We also have access to a pool of guide assistants that speak various other languages.
Not only in operations but also in management functions Soaring Flamingo is predominantly run by local staff. Creating ownership is important to us and all of our employees have an active say in important company decisions. Also, through shareholding, our employees have a major (46%) stake in the future of our business.
The comfort of our customers is important to us and we do everything possible to ensure that you can truly enjoy your journey with us. That’s why we use modern equipment specially designed for this purpose. Our safari vehicles are custom made 4×4 Toyota Land Cruisers with the possibility of opening the roof and big windows for better wildlife viewing. They are equipped with electrical outlets to allow you to charge your mobile phones and cameras along the journey. And, since going on safari makes you hungry, we ensure your comfort by providing snacks, water, and tea.
Since its creation in 2007, Soaring Flamingo has based its activities as much as possible on local resources since, apart from employing and developing the skills of locally recruited staff, it cooperates with the local community to provide its services (guides, etc.) and obtains its supplies primarily from local suppliers in order to encourage the development of regional businesses.
Beyond these actions which are part of its DNA, Soaring Flamingo supports various projects related to the protection of the environment or the education of children, in particular through its partnership with the social enterprise Green Venture and with the NGO Children of Amani.
Our mission and values