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Maurice Oketch

Maurice is a Kenyan native and a Los Angeles based photographer. He has extensive safari knowledge and extensive network of friends in the African safari circuit that gives him a unique advantage to pass safari savings to his clients without compromising safety, comfort and service to his clients.

As a professional photographer and safari expert, rest assured that you are in good hands with Maurice and he plans your customized african safari.

"With us you are not a client. You are family"

Jon is a native of Los Angeles who grew up dreaming of Africa. Many years ago he met Maurice, who arranged a trip to Africa, and a partnership was born. Since that first trip, Jon has been back multiple times and has developed expertise in African travel.

His expertise and enthusiasm have only grown and he would love to sit down and talk to you about your trip.

Why go with us?

Your experience

With us, everything is personal. If you are building a custom safari, we will work with you to help you decide where to go. Then we will do everything in our power to create the experience you imagined. If you are going on a scheduled safari, we will work with you every step of the way to make sure you know what to expect and to know what you expect from us.

If you have questions or need help with planning, you always talk directly to the owners. If you'd like, you can even talk to your guide in Kenya before your trip (by phone, e-mail or text). We want to make sure that you are completely comfortable.

Your peace of mind

Simba Marara Safaris is a registered California Seller of Travel (CST # 2100517-40) and a participant in the Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. These are programs that protect consumers when purchasing travel products.

We have an extensive network of contacts in Africa and can arrange whatever you need. Once you are in Africa, we are in constant contact with your guide and you can always contact us directly by phone if you need to communicate with us for any reason.

Go with us and you have friends in Africa!