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About Cheli & Peacock Safaris

Herds at dusk, Amboseli, Kenya

Cheli & Peacock Safaris – History

Cheli & Peacock Safaris was started in 1985 by Stefano Cheli and Liz Peacock.

Liz and Stefano Cheli

Liz and Stefano Cheli

Both safari guides and having grown up in Kenya, Stefano and Liz created the business to share their authentic safari experiences with others. From 1985 Cheli & Peacock operated lavish private tented safaris with professional guides. Camps were sent ahead and pitched on virgin sites, when clients arrived the fire was going and the gin and tonics ready. The company soon developed a reputation for professional service, outstanding food and attention to detail.

“Eco-tourism” was Stefano and Liz’s philosophy before it was a buzzword; employing from the local communities and supporting both National Reserves and community conservation initiatives.

Today, Cheli & Peacock has grown to become the leading safari company in East Africa; continuing to operate upmarket bespoke safaris for guests that want the “real Africa” safari. Our priorities are to:

  1. Create the perfect safari for each guest
  2. Manage with attention to detail, responsibility and professionalism
  3. Not only choose the most dramatic and romantic bedrooms in Africa, but also focus on building knowledge, conservation and wildlife experience through good guiding

Many years of rapturous guest feedback from all corners of the globe is testament to the Cheli & Peacock philosophy, designing holidays of a lifetime.

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