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GUESTS' COMMENTS

Great Backpackers. Great place to chill out. Very friendly staff. Will recommend it! Karen Cooney and Simon. Sydney, Australia.

Great place to stay. Good food and excellent safaris.Keep it up! Lorenzo Wakefield, Capetown

The best place to stay, relax and have fun. Sanne Knudsen. Odense, Denmark.

Lucky people who know such a place and people exist. Thanks for my warmest experience in life! Claire Saubusse. Belgium.

Home away from home. Makes you want to stay! Mary-Jane Honvedel, Alaska.

Awesome! Great Fun! Jay Sheppard, New Zealand.

Thanks for realising all our dreams , in 10 days! Bert and Stien, Belgium.

A home a long way from home!.Great safari, great memories!."
Family Steegen, Belgium

"An oasis away from the city... Very relaxing!"
Ali & Steve, Canada

"Great atmosphere, great trips, great food, great people"
Magda & Pavel, Poland"

It's a great place. The people attend you perfectly! Thanks for a great time! Omar and Karen, Mexico

A Peace of Mind place to stay. If you want a home from home, easy going way, then here is the place to stay!
Caroline and Fred, UK.

"Thanks for having this great and lovely place, we really enjoyed it"
Jose, Mexico

"Thanks for running a true backpackers place! Had a wonderful stay!!"
Remco, U.S.A

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WINNER OF THE 2007 LONELY PLANET BLUE LIST TITLE:

"THE BEST PLACE TO BE IN AFRICA"

 

For 13 years, our founder, Ken Timms, worked in Africa, firstly in exploration, then having fallen in love with the continent and the wildlife, he decided to open his own company in Kenya.

 

He took over the lease on a little known hostel in Nairobi called Nairobi Backpackers and started a safari company, Wild Rovers Africa Ltd. The combination was a great success and the popularity of both the hostel and the safari company grew rapidly, leading in 2007 to the vote by international travellers for the Lonely Planet Blue List title, “The Best Place to be in Africa” and also a 4 page article on our safaris appearing in International Travel Magazine.

 

He was responsible for the dramatic increase in Danish travellers to Kenya and East Africa, by touring Denmark giving slide shows and negotiating a sole agency deal with Jysk Rejsebureau.

 

Unfortunately, the lease on the hostel was not renewed when it expired in December 2007 as the landlord had other plans for the property and Ken returned to his home town of Sheffield in the UK.

 

Although officially retired, he continues to promote African operations and be the mainstay for safari and expedition planning, plus designing complete holidays in East Africa, including accommodation reservations, beach holidays, safaris, mountain treks and tickets for local travel

 

The East African safari operations are now done by the previously employed Wild Rovers safari team, who are now all self employed, with the advice and support of Ken.

 

Ken was nicknamed the Wild Rover by his mother, because of his love for adventure, travel and nature, hence the name of the company, Wild Rovers.

 

He still keeps in touch with many of the backpacker fraternity through his Facebook page.

 

Charity work has been a major factor in his life and much of his time is spent raising funds for wildlife and humanitarian charities.

 


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Complete price list of all the Safaris and activities
 Wildlife Safaris    |    Walking Safaris   |   Private Safaris    
Overland Safaris  |   Gorilla Trekking   
Whitewater Rafting
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