On safari since 1957

Tony Archer took out his first mobile safari in 1957, inspired by his father, Nigel, 3rd generation Kenyan, has continued his father’s tradition throughout East Africa. Today Nigel’s company Nigel Archer Safaris, continues to have the knowledge and experience to select the best locations for the most spectacular wildlife viewings.

Whether it is watching vibrant bird life, majestic big cats, awe inspiring elephants or focusing on the smaller wonders of nature’s flora and fauna, Nigel Archer Safari guides will ensure all enthusiasts requirements are met.

Proud of our country and environment, we want it preserved for future generations, so we try and do our part by ensuring that at each of our camp sites the only thing we leave behind are foot prints. Our eco-friendly seasonal and mobile camps, utilize the power of the sun, lighting our mess and guest tents, powering the wifi and recharging phones and cameras.

Our exquisite international fusion food is locally sourced and organically grown where possible. Guests enjoy custom made Nigel Archer Safaris water bottles that can be refilled and re-used on safaris again and again even when our guests return home, in this way we do our bit to reduce our plastic waste and impact on the environment.

Our Nigel Archer Safaris team individually crafts every safari, tailoring your trip to fulfil your personal preferences. Whether creating a safari that makes the most of our private luxury mobile-tented camps, or an itinerary for those who prefer to stay in luxury boutique lodges. Whether you would like an adventurous trek to see the mountain gorillas, or a walk through the beautiful wild savannas on camels; we want to make your journey with us a once in a lifetime experience. Upon enquiry, we will contact you in order to tailor-make the perfect itinerary for your bespoke African safari.

Nigel archer
Owner / Guide

Nigel Archer Safaris is owned and run by Nigel Archer. Nigel is a third generation Kenyan who combines his passion for wildlife and the wilderness with twenty years of guiding experience and a family tradition of safari and adventure in Africa. Graduating with a BSc in Natural Resources Management from the University of Adelaide, Nigel is internationally recognised for his superb guiding skills throughout East Africa.

pierre burton

Pierre Burton, a third generation Kenyan, grew up living under canvas in the African bush. To this day Pierre still feels most at home when out on safari, whether with guests or friends. He completed his education in Switzerland with a diploma in Tourism Management and since his return has taken an active involvement in East African tourism and conservation. His love of the bush is contagious, and his knowledge superb.

chris mahoney

Born and raised in America, Chris used his background in hospitality to fuel a passion for Adventure travel and a search for the deeper understanding of the world we live in. In 2007 Chris fulfilled a childhood dream and moved to East Africa, to learn from and work with the innovators, heroes, and mentors in conservation and tourism. After 12 years of traveling in Africa, managing and building lodges, leading safaris, working on conservation projects, and exploring the hidden corners of Africa, Chris has gained the exceptional knowledge and experience to offer guests an incredible safari.