I marvel at your organization and attention to detail!
Our camp surpassed many of the best hotels in which
we have been fortunate to stay. The beds were just
as comfortable, the showers just as hot and the food
delicious and continuous.” Guest comment
Lara is known for her attention to detail and meticulous
planning and she takes great pride in making sure that our
safaris run smoothly. She coordinates each safari, taking
care of the behind-the-scenes logistics that are necessary
to make a safari seem effortless. Her unique style has determined
the look of our mobile camps
and she is the inspiration behind our menus. The Leakey
family has been in Kenya since the 1890s and a deep-rooted
interest in Africa has been handed from generation to generation.
Much of Lara’s childhood was spent in remote areas
of Kenya and Tanzania; she learnt to walk on the Serengeti
plains and the shores of Lake Natron while accompanying
her parents and grandmother Dr Mary Leakey on digs at Olduvai
Gorge. Home was a mud hut built on the edge of a gorge overlooking
Nairobi National Park. Her father Philip Leakey was a Member
of Parliament in Kenya for 15 years, giving her a front-row
seat to Kenyan politics. After school Lara did an Art Foundation
course before going on to gain a law degree at the School
for Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.
She returned home to work with UNICEF’s Operation
Lifeline Sudan, first with the humanitarian principles programme
and later in the information department. Lara has been running
safaris ever since she married
Ninian in 1999.
See some images from the Leakey and Lowis