From CEO Desk

Jambo and welcome on safari!

It’s my pleasure on behalf of DK Grand Safaris team to welcome you to East Africa, the land where safari started. I attended Kenya Utalii College (A Swiss-sponsored Hospitality College), where I graduated with a diploma in Tour Guiding and Administration. Years later, I attended the United States International University (USIU) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management and Moi University for my Executive Masters degree in Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management.

I started my career working for Micato Safaris for nine years working initially as an office manager and then gradually I was promoted to the senior position of Safari Director. My guests have provided very positive testimony about their experience with DK Grand Safaris, which can be reviewed on the DK Grand Safaris website or on TripAdvisor. DK Grand Safari’s excellent reviews and write-ups have been featured in many newspapers (Los Angeles Times), travel magazines, wildlife documentations, travel blogs and travel sites (TripAdvisor, Fodor’s); all of which have rated DK Grand Safaris as a five star plus operation.

I am renowned for my expertise, philanthropy and enthusiasm both in Kenya and beyond our country’s boundaries. I sit on the Advisory Board for many philanthropic organizations, including: Ecolife Conservation (USA), Cherkin Preston Foundation (USA), Brilliant Beauty College (Kenya), and in many schools (as a Board of Trustee).

Let me welcome you and make your adventure safari dream come true on an unforgettable journey.


Daniel Kikemu,

Founder & CEO for DK Grand Safaris


Our Values


DK Grand Safaris mission is to offer private customized first class safaris. This is achieved through our core values and guiding principles which include:

THE POWER OF OUR TEAM: We value each team member irrespective of the role he/she plays and each member is empowered with all necessary resources to ensure the team will reach its goals.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Our slogan “Your dream, we make it real” is the backbone of our service delivery process. From the initial emails and/or phone conversations to the last day of departure, we ensure that our guests get all the support they require.

COMMITMENT TO OFFERING THE BEST SERVICE: Guest’s reviews say it all, our guests have spoken rated us at five stars plus as per TripAdvisor.

AUTHENTICITY AT ITS BEST: Our team of professionals on the ground is all local as per each destination and they understand wildlife and culture through real life experiences. Just say it and it will be delivered.

OUR FLEXIBILITY TO SERVICE DELIVERY: DK Grand Safaris agility, fast responsiveness and innovation is very important to our guest’s desires while on safari with us.

Our team

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    Daniel KikemuCEO / Founder
    He is a Kenyan born with more than 15 years experience as a Professional Tour leader and office an administered.
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    Jim SwainMarketing Director
    He has more than 30 years in marketing in various customer service organizations in North America. For the last 7 years he has been in charge of Marketing for DK Grand Safaris in North America.
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    Lynda SwainNortn American Sales Rep
    She is in charge of sales and customer service for all inquiries for DK Grand Safaris in North America.
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    John GavinProfessional Photographer
    He has been going on Safari in Kenya for the last 20 years. For the last 5 years he has been taking professional pictures and sharing with DK Grand Safaris.