Meet the Team


Born in Kenya and has worked in tourism for over 40 years.  Currently Chairman of Southern Cross Safaris, Satao Elerai and Satao Camp in Kenya and Bench International in Australia.

Was a Private Pilot and has owned four aircraft over many years.  Was a keen rally driver for 21 years and won the Kenya Rally Championship 3 times as well as twice being runner up in Safari Rally.


Born in Kenya in 1971, Torben has spent the majority of his life in Kenya the country he loves. Having studied marketing and business studies in South Africa he returned to Kenya to join Southern Cross Safaris in 1994 where he is now a partner and Managing Director. Torben is also a partner in Bench International, Southern Cross Safaris Australian wholesaler, as well as Connoisseur Safaris, Satao Camp, Satao Elerai, The Out of Africa Collection and Severin Air Safaris Ltd. Torben has been a private pilot since 1989 and is passionate about flying, wildlife and the African bush. The concept behind Severin Air's luxury airsafaris offered the perfect opportunity to combine these passions into the perfect luxury safari product for clients to enjoy.


Born in India and has been associated with the hospitality industry for over 18 years. Graduated in Commerce, did his Masters in Business Administration and then qualified as as Chartered Accountant from India. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.
With the skills of being a forensic accountant and a financial re-engineer, He is a key member of the SXS team and is currently the Finance Director for Southern Cross Safaris, Satao Elerai and Satao Camp in Kenya and Bench International in Australia.



Born in Kenya, Philip graduated from Kenya Utalii College in 1988 and Joined Tourism industry immediately working first with Pollman's Tours and Safaris before joining Southern Cross Safaris. He has over 20 years of experience in Tourism Operations.

Talk to an expert

Do you want to plan a trip, make a booking, or just have a brochure sent to you, then make contact with one of our expert consultants today:

Local Call: 020-2434600/1/2/3
Overseas Call: +254 (0)20 2434600/1/2/3
Email: info@southerncrosssafaris.com
Fax: +254-20-2434605

Why not come and visit us:
Southern Cross Centre
Near Engen Petrol Station, Kengeleni
Nyali, Mombasa, Kenya