OUR SAFARI GUIDE : CAMILLA FRASCA CACCIA
Born and raised in Italy, Camilla has been in Kenya from 1999, driven there by her passion for adventure, wildlife & conservation.
Having spent most of her time in safari with guests exploring Kenya’s rich natural history and biodiversity, and being accredited with advanced safari qualifications in Africa, Camilla became a highly-experienced safari guide.
CAMILLA FRASCA CACCIA
In 2004 she started her own safari company, Bush Company , specialized in outfit and operating tailor made safaris away from the crowds, in the best camps and lodges that Kenya has to offer.
Having made the safari her job and the bush her office, in 2018 a life-long dream came to life when she finally set up her mobile tented camp : THE BUSH CAMP.
Passionate and perfectionist she makes the experience all the more unique and personal. Running Bush Company and at the same time guiding the actual safari she organises and looks after every detail of the trip be it a “classic safari” or a mobile safari with her camp.
Her wide safari experience across Kenya enables her to design special and memorable safaris.
She is confident, knowledgeable and always focuses on her client’s needs. Getting to know them and understanding their expectations she carefully plan, outfit and actually personally guides amazing safari adventures throughout Kenya, taking her guests to some of Kenya’s best lodges and safari camps or into bespoke safaris with her own mobile tented camp THE BUSH CAMP.
In over 20 years in Kenya, Camilla has guided over 900 guests on more than 300 safaris, sharing with them amazing adventures.
Having spent so many years guiding safaris mostly in the greater Tsavo ecosystem , she is the best option for the discerning guest who is looking for an informative and memorable safari.
She is fond of sharing her knowledge in identifying a wide range of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and plant species, topography and physical features, behaviors and natural history, as well as conservation issues, not to mention the historical and cultural background of the communities and their customs.
She likes to host guests, answer questions, entertain and cater for every whim of her guests immersing them into her bush world and making everyone feel at home on safari.
In addition to running Bush Company and THE BUSH CAMP mobile safaris, Camilla own and manages Swahili House, a boutique B&B in Malindi (www.accomodationmalindi.com).
2003 – Bronze KPSGA (Nairobi)
2007 – Silver KPSGA (Nairobi)
2015 – Intermediate AFGA (SA)
2016 – Nature Guide FGASA I (Limpopo, SA)
2016 – Track and Signs CyberTrack Level II (Limpopo, SA)
Following her passion about environmental conservation issues and contining search for more knowledge about the natural world, she is completing at the University of Urbino her second degree in “Ecology of climate change”.
She speaks Italian, Kiswahili and English.
She lives in Malindi with her husband and their child. Currently she personally guides all Bush Company safaris and during her free time she loves to spend time in the African bush camping with her family. She also enjoys adding new wild chic details at her mobile camp and customizing her safari Land Cruisers with her special leather-wood-bronze touch!
OUR LAND CRUISERS
Our Land Cruisers 4×4 has been specially adapted to give our guests an adventure safari rather than a normal tourist safari.
Those who know us will tell you that we have a fixation on perfection and “safari style”! Our off-road vehicle combines sturdiness and technology (GPS, satellite phone, fridge etc) with our unique wild chic style and fine details that only a woman can achieve … even when it comes to bush…!
A trip taken in comfort and style. The use of wood, leather and bronze makes our cars very special as they represent the ultimate in off-road technology but evoking echoes from the old “safari style”.
“Enthusiastic, tireless, cultured guide and a great connoisseur of the troubled and fascinating history of the parks”
“Her knowledge of the morphology of the animals, the birds and the trees is at the encyclopedic level. The care and communication lighten even the heaviest transfers, with many anecdotes, stories and legends”
“Camilla has helped us understand the geological, evolutionary and historical dynamics plus revealed many secrets of the world around us, allowing us to better understand the behaviour of people and animals”
“I called her a “living encyclopedia of the animals and flora of Kenya”because there was no question that she could not answer ….”
“Camilla patiently answered the countless questions we asked her, demonstrating absolute competence while moving from bush animals, to plants, to the geology of the territory and its history.”
“Her high professionalism and deep knowledge of the territory as well as animals, birds and plants is surpassed only by her great care for it all”