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Parita Masani

Parita Masani

Trainee Specialist

I love to end each day soaking in the vibrant colours of the African sunset.

Parita Masani
Specialist countries
Zanzibar, Kenya

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UK time: 09:00-17:30 Mon-Fri, and occasional Saturdays.
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Jambo! (Kiswahili for hello)

I was born in Nairobi where I spent my childhood. While growing up, we did numerous trips to the various national parks of Kenya, and this is where I caught my travel bug. I have lots of fond memories of travelling around Kenya during this time. The one I always seem to remember is when we used to see the famous Safari Rally – it was a full family day out with a picnic. We used to line up along the roads either along the Athi River, if the route was towards the coast of Kenya or around Thika way, if it was going towards northern Kenya, cheering the cars as they passed.

When I came to UK for further studies, I soon realised I wanted the world to know about Kenya and my travel career began!

I worked for a major tour operator for more than 25 years, booking holidays in Africa, in particular Kenya. In 2012, I moved with my family to Nairobi for a couple of years working in sales and marketing for a hotel chain in Zanzibar. During this time, I explored a lot more of Kenya and, of course, Zanzibar, where my favourite place is Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its rich Omani influence, intricate Swahili doors and the winding streets. A must-do here is Forodhani Gardens at night, overlooking the harbour, where you can sample local delicacies from the street vendors. In Kenya, two of my more recent highlights were an epic overland truck trip to Lake Turkana (very much off-the beaten track!) and climbing the dramatic Mount Ololokwe.

Although I’m now based back in the UK, I am passionate about conservation and community work. Over the years, I’ve engaged in many local community projects in Kenya, from tree-planting and school feeding programmes to raising financial support for school dormitories and ablution blocks.

I frequently travel home to Kenya to visit my family and friends and love sharing my experiences.

Parita's most recent Africa trips



Apr 23 13 nights

This was my first trip with Expert Africa and I was very privileged to be able to go back to my home country, Kenya. I travelled with my colleague Lyndsey for the first week where we spent our time in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. There was plenty of wildlife around with several prides of lions all looking very healthy. The open plains looked very lush and green after the recent rains, and as it was the low season it was quiet and a great time to visit the Maasai Mara. We had the opportunity to do a balloon safari over the open savannah plains which was a real treat and a lovely experience to see the animals while floating away above the Mara. For the second week Lyndsey went to Meru, while I continued my travels to the Maasai Mara Conservancies. Here I got to visit three of the Conservancies and it was great to see how differently they operate from the main Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Reviews from Parita's latest travellers

Ms K. from USA

Arrived 11 May 2023, 17 nights

"My May 2023 trip"

"I would highly recommend Expert Africa and our trip to Lewa and The Mara …" Read Ms K.’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

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