A safari is an overland journey, usually a trip by tourists to Africa. In earlier years, the trip was a big-game hunt,
but today, safari often refers to trips to observe and photograph wildlife - or hiking and sight-seeing.
Established since 1968 we have built our reputation on personal service, quality hotels and outstanding value for money.
Somak is a leading independent specialist to Africa. Somak Safaris, Somak Holidays & Somak Vacations are trading names of Somak Travel.
Somak Holidays specialise in providing quality Safaris, Tours and Beach holidays. Destinations include Botswana, Ethiopia,
Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Our expert and friendly team also offer full tailor-made services.
There are many reasons why you should travel with Somak Holidays and Somak Safaris, here are some of them:
Somak has nearly 50 years experience of providing dream holidays in Africa.
Somak was founded in 1968, 5 years after Kenya won independence.
Since then Somak Holidays, together with Somak Safaris, have provided over 100,000 wildlife and nature enthusiasts with an unforgettable African experience.
Somak listen to, and act upon, feedback received from our guests in an effort to better ourselves and provide the best possible experience for each traveller.
With our guests comfort in mind, we offer a guest lounge, the only one of its kind in Kenya, where all of our guests with time to spare in Nairobi can relax, have a bite to eat, take a shower and store luggage.
Our driver-guides in Kenya and Tanzania are some of the best in Africa; they are friendly and informative and have extensive knowledge of the region and the wildlife.
Throughout East and Southern Africa we work extremely closely with specialist partners to give our guests the very best experience that Africa has to offer.
This family-owned and run business has its roots in Kenya and the Sofat family, most of whom were born in this wonderful country, are always mindful of giving back. They employ 100s of local workers, participate fully in preserving the environment and wildlife and sponsor a local school, plus they sponsor many local charities.
Charities we are currently working with
We are delighted to be a partner of Amref Health Africa, a charity with 50 years' experience of delivering African solutions for Africa's health problems. For each traveller to East Africa, Somak makes a donation to Amref, and every Somak guest receives Amref Flying Doctors 'Maisha' Air Ambulance cover.
We are also pleased to support the Born Free Foundation. We have exclusive Born Free Kili Climb itineraries which raise much needed funds for this wonderful charity.
What our clients say
From beginning to end the whole experience was one of smooth and easy efficiency added to a high quality of product.The safari was excellent with special praise for Charles the driver/spotter/guide.The hotels on safari were superb in ambience and quality.Zanzibar was fascinating helped by Somaks agents who supplied knowledgeable guides.The hotels on Zanzibar deserve special mention,The Serena in Stone Town beautifully appointed positioned and run and the Z Hotel in Nungwi also beautifully appointed and positioned with excellent staff who are a credit to the general manager ,Julie who has efficiency and hospitality down to a T.Our highest praise is that we would happily do the same tour next year with 1 amendment,we would go for longer!
Serena Serengeti Safari
We planned this trip in literally 4 days as we didn't know until that Saturday we would have the money to travel on Wednesday. We knew no one in Kenya who would advise or guide us to choose a trustworthy company. therefore, encountering your honest, high quality receptionist and Safari guide, Joyce and Dedan was wonderful. The resorts were exquisite and the security impeccable.
7 nights tailor-made safari
We had a truly wonderful time. The safari with Doug was perfect and we saw all the animals you could possible imagine i.e. lions, a leopard which is quite rare, cheetahs, hippos and rhinos. The Somak lounge was a great help, a chance to get refreshed and a place to leave some of our luggage after the safari. All the lodges and camps we stayed at were great and the people were so friendly and welcoming. We just want to say a big thank you to Doug, our driver, all the staff at the lodges and camps and staff at Pinewood, and of course a specially big thank you to you who made it all possible and made the whole holiday run like clockwork.
Cheetah safari and Mombasa
I cannot express how well we were looked after, from the first minute of being greeted at Nairobi airport to the sad farewell to our Guide, Francis (Mappa)The organisation, information and general attention to detail was second to none. We all felt very safe and no request was too much trouble.The OUTSTANDING element of the Safari was no doubt FRANCIS! He was perfect, such a gentleman, courteous, so knowledgeable and obviously very well respected around the game parks by the other drivers and lodge staff. He could not do enough for us, always happy, always pointing out points of interest and generally happy to answer any questions and converse with us on any subject. The children loved him and wanted to bring him home!!! If there is a better guide in the whole of Kenya I would like to meet him because he would have to be something exceptionally special to surpass Francis!!!Whoever books your guides please pass on our comments because if all your guides are as good as him then I am surprised if anyone would travel with another company, we would certainly make sure he was available, should we return! He is a great advertisement
Somak are an award-winning tour operator with almost 50 years' experience
in organising African safari holidays. Our team are passionate about African
travel and enjoy creating holidays to Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana,
Zambia, Namibia, Uganda, Rwanda, Mozambique and Ethiopia.
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