I am extremely fortunate in having been born into a world few can imagine with exotic pets to play with, the freedom to roam the outdoors, time spent with the nomadic Samburu tribes people and regarding lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and cheetah as common sightings.
My mother was born in Kenya of German origin and my father arrived in the early 1950’s from England. In 1972, my parents established B. Winter Safaris and at every opportunity, you would find me out in the bush accompanying them. The smell of canvas, sitting around a campfire under the vast starry-filled African night, listening to the sounds has not waned. The joy still remains unabated.
My formative years were spent at school in Tasmania and England and university in South Africa where I studied photography. Prior to starting university, I spent ten months on a motorbike traveling alone from Kenya to the southern tip of South Africa and back to Kenya. It was an unbelievable journey traveling through so many countries, experiencing different cultures and languages, incredible kindness, and an experience, I will never forget. I continue to explore Africa on my motorbike at every opportunity.
When my parents decided to retire, I took over the company and I am proud to say that the company which relies entirely on “word of mouth” referrals is still going strong 50 years later. We believe this is the ultimate form of endorsement possible.
I get enormous pleasure from introducing and instilling a love for Africa through the generations. Guests who experienced safari life with my parents as children are now returning with their children. The cycle of life continues.
B. Winter Safaris has featured in Condé Nast Traveler, Town & Country, Fridaymagazine and "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa".