1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
Our managing director, has been involved with Tourism in East Africa for over 35 years and started his career in the Masaai Mara back in 1972.
2. What is your company's mission?
M06086 is an exclusive tour company that specializes in delivering tailored safaris to small camps and lodges in East Africa. We are committed to helping preserve Africa’s unique wildlife, landscapes and supporting local communities. We believe that the best way to do this is through sustainable ecotourism ventures that benefit the local communities and give our guests a rewarding experience. Our Porini group of Camps is a sustainable model that practically implements these principles. We are dedicated to providing our clients with exemplary personalizes service and strive to have them leave as friends.
3. What does your company specialize in?
We specialize in delivering tailored safaris to small camps and lodges in East Africa and are committed to helping preserve Africa’s unique wildlife, landscapes and supporting local communities.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Our Managing Director, Jake Grieves-Cook has been involved with Tourism in East Africa for over 35 years and started his career in the Masaai Mara back in 1972 when he was based at Keekorok lodge, which was then the only Safari in the whole of the Mara. Subsequently Jake was Managing Director of the Block Hotels group in the 1970’s – at that time, Kenya ‘s leading hotel Company , and later he founded M06086 which today also operates 4 eco-camps in private wildlife conservancies in Amboseli, Laikipia and the Mara – The Porini Safari Camps. Jake has served on the board of the Kenya Wildlife Service which manages Kenya’s National parks and on the Kenya Tourist Board of which he has been chairman for over 3 years.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
We have a number of popular travel packages and itineraries that we have made available for our clients.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
“ When we booked with Gamewatchers in 1998 – Our first visit to Africa, it was to be a once in a lifetime holiday to see elephants in the wild. Because of the Company’s knowledge, attention to detail, caring and advice we had such truly amazing experiences that we are now eagerly anticipating our 10th Safari with them In December! We feel a debt of gratitude to all at Gamewatchers who have played a part in giving us so much that will be a part of us for the rest of our lives and made Kenya the place to which we are invited back, by the friends we’ve made, as to our second home” MARJORIE HOGG & CHRISTINE HAITH, UK