ABOUT CARTER SMITH
Owner/Director

Carter is a 5th generation Washingtonian who has made Kenya her home for twenty years. She is the ultimate host, guide and ambassador for your safari.  She holds a masters degree in Ecology and conducted field research in Kenya on the Martial Eagle, Africa’s largest eagle.

Carter is a passionate wildlife conservationist.  She worked as a safari guide in Tanzania and lived and worked in Madagascar before joining Iain Douglas Hamilton, a world renowned elephant researcher at Save the Elephants. From there she launched Carter Safaris and hosts and guides people from around the world.

She is one of the few licensed female safari guides in East Africa.  Carter curently lives in the USA with her husband and two sons. She travels back to Kenya frequently and considers both places home.

Contact her directly if you want to book a privately guided safari with Carter.


SAFARI (noun sa·fa·ri)
The Swahili word safari means journey, originally from the Arabic سفر (safar) meaning a journey;[1] the verb for "to travel" in Swahili is kusafiri. Safari entered the English language at the end of the 1850s thanks to Richard Francis Burton, the famous explorer.
 
East Africa is the home of the endless savannah, the grasslands of the great migration, snow capped Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro and a beautiful coastline. It offers the best big game viewing in Africa.
Going on safari is the ultimate getaway.