About Us

We’re on the ground

Southern Cross Safaris were established in 1957 during the early days of tourism in Kenya. The Southern Cross Safaris team have all lived in Africa for all their life and travelled extensively and can share this knowledge with you. We use this personal experience in the planning and discussions of tailored itineraries to suit all individuals or groups, from honeymooners to multi-generational families and friends, special interests and adventure seekers, and select the perfect mix to maximise your enjoyment on safari and realise your ‘once in a lifetime’ dream to travel to Africa.

Nothing beats boots on the ground, and with offices in Cape Town and Mombasa we have a finger on the pulse of the continent. We have a team of experts on hand to guide you in choosing your holiday of a lifetime; and another team of experts to ensure that it takes place
with seamless excellence.

Explore in style

Our fleet of over 70 high-spec, customised safari vehicles with open sides means your game drives deliver the optimal game-viewing experience. And our team of multi-lingual, qualified guides will ensure you never miss any of the action. Our fleet of minvans and coaches ensure your transfers between destinations are completed in complete safety and comfort.

We also have our own safari airline, Scenic Air Safaris which gives you the option of expanding your experience by flying you between destinations aboard our luxurious Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft. Our professional bush pilots know this land intimately; and our dedicated safari guides are proficient in ensuring that the connection between destinations delivers as much information and insight as you desire.

A camp of your own…Satao Camp

In the interests of ensuring that our visitors experience the best of the best, we’ve established our own camp in Tsavo East. Its location is sublime. What’s more, as one of the ONLY providers of water in this arid region, our waterhole is the destination of choice for thousands of creatures – especially elephants. So if you’d like to look out on several hundred elephants while you’re enjoying a gourmet lunch – come to Satao Camp.

Like the elephants, our guests are drawn to the oasis of Satao Camp because in the provision of traditional safari comfort, we believe we excel. Our tents are exquisitely appointed, our cuisine is gourmet, our range of bespoke activities is endless… and our safari guides are masters of their trade. But, more than this, we’re a close-knit family that’s dedicated to extending a genuine warmth of welcome to those who join us.

The Southern Cross Guarantee

We’re committed to the protection of the African environment, which is why we work closely with a number of key conservation agencies. We’re also committed to ensuring that Africa’s communities benefit from African tourism.

We believe that a safari should be much more than a holiday – it should be an interaction with a culture, a meeting and bonding with people of other nations. Which is why all our itineraries feature the opportunity for cultural interaction – visits to villages or schools, the chance to learn more about the people you’ll meet along the way.

We’re supremely versatile – so whether you want to build in some high-action sport into your holiday – or whether you want to make sure the kids learn a little along the way – we can tailor your experience to your way of thinking. We’re equally expert in offering guided or escorted tours and with dealing with special needs.

Meet The Team

Dinesh Sasan

Finance Director

Philip Kasavo

Operations Director