Welcome to aFamilySafariBlog and meet Chania, Kenyan of Irish & English origin and a Mummy of 2 bare-footed little people, Billy & Zia. Chania is an award winning travel specialist and has worked in the travel industry for 28 years. She’s lived in Kenya her whole life but was fortunate to have been to school in England and university in Wales. She’s blessed to have travelled the world since before she could walk to incredible places (33 countries and counting)! She has the bug and it’s time to pass it on to her children and families worldwide.
‘In my experience, kids love to be removed from their comfort-zone, just for a little bit, to spend time with their treasured family; bonding as a family, chatting & giggling, learning & discovering, absorbing & acquiring incredible memories, meeting interesting people & making friends … as a family. As a result of this, I have built an entire business around helping families experience this very same thing! Come and collect memories with us … and things ;o)!’ Contact me.
Chania’s professional-side - In 1994, Chania started her travel career by working in hotels, small lodges and tented camps whilst studying Hotel Management at university; in 2003, she started promoting Kenya and Tanzania abroad; in the 13 years since, she have broadened her horizons and her company, The SAFARI Company is now a leader in promoting travel throughout Africa whilst staying in magnificent little game lodges, a safari tent, a beach villa or exquisite little farmhouses NOT larger hotel chains… as a result of their achievements, Chania is the proudest winner of two awards:
- Kenya’s Most Influential Woman in Tourism and Leisure 2016
- East Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Tourism and Leisure 2016
On behalf of The SAFARI Company, Chania has, in the past, spent hours, days, weeks and months visiting little accommodations, all alone, to see if they are good enough for our clients & which clients they would suit best …. Now with two feral safari-loving toddlers on board, Chania and her kids (and sometimes her husband) go as a team ….. these business trips have become exciting, fun, memory-making family safaris, her ultimate passion…. That she can now share with you.