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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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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


Kenya

Kenya

Nov 23 14 nights

It was wonderful to be back in Kenya. I spent the first few days in Nairobi with my family and catching up with old friends. It was then great to be out exploring the beauty of Kenya, after the rains, with everything looking so green and lush. My first week was spent in the foothills of Mount Kenya in the vast region of Laikipia, with my time divided between Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Borana Conservancy, Ol Pejata Conservancy and El Karama Conservancy. The scenery there is breathtaking, and there was so much wildlife around – it was particularly great to see so many rhinos! On my second week I was back in the Maasai Mara conservancies, revisiting the three area I had spent time in during my trip in April. I stayed at several of Kicheche’s camps that I couldn’t see when they were closed for the long rains in April. Once again, the conservancies did not disappoint. I saw big cats in abundance – almost saw a cheetah kill an impala and witnessed the extraordinary sight of a baboon chasing a leopard.

Kenya

Kenya

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


Stefano from New York

Arrived 29 Feb 2024, 10 nights

"Perfect Kicheche camps "

"It was our first trip to Kenya, the wildlife in Kenya was spectacular. …" Read Stefano’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr&Mrs L from Canada

Arrived 27 Feb 2024, 6 nights

"My Feb 2024 trip to Lewa and Naboisho"

"Our safari went smoothly and there were no issues whatsoever. …" Read Mr&Mrs L ’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Ryan & Carly from Edmonton

Arrived 13 Mar 2024, 10 nights

"March 2024 - Lewa and Maasai Mara"

"We had an exceptional overall experience. …" Read Ryan & Carly’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Dr W & Dr D from Leeds

Arrived 19 Jan 2024, 15 nights

"My Jan 2024 trip"

"We love our trips to Kenya to see wildlife …" Read Dr W & Dr D’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

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