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.
Founder & CEO for DK Grand Safaris
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 achive 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 and rated us at five stars plus as per TripAdvisor.
AUTHENTICITY AT ITS BEST: Our team of professionals on the ground are 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.
CEO AND FOUNDER OF DK GRAND SAFARIS
In 2010 Daniel Kikemu capitalized on his 15 years safari guiding and management expertise by launching DK Grand Safaris. He made the company internationally recognized by offering private and customized five star safari packages in East and some parts of southern Africa. DK Grand Safaris has been an award-winning company through his management and leadership.
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.
She is in charge of sales and customer service for all inquiries for DK Grand Safaris in North America.
John Gavin first came to Kenya from the USA in 1992 and fell in love with it. He is semi-professional wildlife photographer. For the last several years he has been on safaris with DK Grand Safaris and supports them fully with many of his images. He considers the “DK Grand Safaris Team” there as family.