Trails of Africa


"I have known John for many years and used Trails of Africa as a supplier when I ran tour operator businesses. 


Focusing on unique experiences and with a responsive and eager to please team, Trails of Africa offers a different perspective of Kenya as well as multi-country itineraries in East Africa. "

- Mark Wright, The Adventure Connection

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Based in Nairobi, Trails of Africa offer a range of trips throughout Kenya, as well as extensions and multi-country trips to Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa. 


Unique experiences 

Diverse itineraries with a sense of adventure and discovery. Encompassing wildlife safaris, rafting, cycling, camel-riding, bird-watching, photography, culture, beach… Various accommodation levels - boutique lodges, mid-range hotels, luxury lodges, camping… Own 4WD Land Cruisers and safari minibuses. Fixed departures available. 


Service the way it should be 

With everything from regular scheduled departures to bespoke luxury itineraries, Trials of Africa prides itself on excellent customer service, experienced, well-trained guides and an ethos of responsible tourism. 

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John Gakinya 

A family-owned company owned by John who was born on the edge of Lake Nakuru NP where his parents still live. Growing up, he saw tourists visiting his country and was fascinated to understand what it was that they had travelled across the world to see. His passion for understanding his target market still drives the business today. 




Since 2007 

With 17 years of industry experience, John has worked with the Kenya Tourist Board, Kenya Wildlife Service and in the private sector before setting up Trails of Africa. 

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