About us and our safari philosphy

We have been organizing safaris in Kenya, Tansania, Rwanda and Uganda since 1999. Our experience and love for nature will make your wildlife observations in East Africa an unforgettable time of your life.

We take you closer to nature without disturbing and destroying it.

It is not only the experience and knowledge about the places, wildlife and birds that assures our guests of an amazing time in the wilderness but the passion and love for nature and her inhabitants. Therefore our driver/guides approach animals with respect and care. 

Everyone has a different preference how to spend the nights in the bush – choose from luxury tented camps, lodges or even mobile camping mainly in Kenya and Tanzania. Adventure and still feel safe, be close to nature with all the required respect.

Every safari is unique and tailor-made. You let us know your wishes and we create the itinerary.

There are classic tours to the well known regions like Masai Mara and Samburu, but let us also take you to more private and intimate locations. Some have very luxurious tents, some are modest, but they have in common that there are no crowds of tourist.

Even safaris can be an adventure your safety is very important to us. While camping we get in close touch with nature and so we have to follow a few important rules. On transfers we drive carefully without risky overtakings. Our itineraries allow us time to stop and take a picture of scenic landscapes. Our safari driver/guides know where the good places for stops are.  While respecting the park and security rules we will do our best to fulfill all your wishes.

From mountains to horse-back safari, from walking in the wild to photographic tours or professional birding – tell us what you like and we will make it come true.

Elvira Wolfer left her job with a Swiss bank 1999 to take over Bush Trucker Tours in Nairobi. Before settling in Kenya she travelled to Ecuador/Galapagos, Brazil, Argentina, Malaysia and spent 3 month in a safari camp in Botswana. She has a diploma in animal psychology and the safari guide silver badge at “Kenya professional Safari guide association” as well as long experience in the African wilderness. 

Joseph Mwangi has been working with Bush Trucker Tours for more than 25 years as a driver/guide and mechanic. Due to his great experience he knows where and how to track down animals and how to approach them so you get the best sightings. He knows the corners in every park so you can leave the beaten tracks. Joseph is Bronze member at KPSGA. Those who have been on safari wish to go again with him. 

Joseph Mwangi

Richard Kiprotich has a long experience as safari guide and has worked in different upmarket camps. He is great in spotting animals and knows how to position the car for photographers. Richard is Silver level guide with “Kenya professional Safari Guide Association” and has a passion for animals. You will not forget the time you spend with him in the bush thanks to his exeptional humour and knowledge….

Richard Kiprotich

Onesmus Irungu has joined us in 2019. He has several diplomas in wildlife management, guiding, eco-tourism, birding and a diploma even from South Africa. He is Gold level guide at “Kenya Professional Safari Guide Association”. He has travelled a good number of African Countries and also visited Germany several times. He has a very good general knowledge, experience and can also identify birds for you. You will enjoy game drives with him!

Onesmus Irungu

Joe Aengwo was born at Lake Baringo. He began birding at a very young age and has since become a very well respected birder in East Africa. Joseph has a diploma in tourism and wildlife management and he also has a certificate from the Fundamentals of Ornithology course that is organized by the National Museums of Kenya. Joseph is extremely passionate about community driven conservation projects.

Joe Aengwo

Lorenzo Barelli is a fantastic and passionate photographer and guides our bird photography safaris. He will gladly share his knowledge about photography, birds and Kenya. During the time he lived in Kenya he photographed 725 bird species in various regions. Lorenzo speaks Italian, English, German and French.
His photos are on the bird pages and Facebook – Bird photography safaris Kenya

Lorenzo Barelli, Photographer

Duncan Nderitu grew up on the slopes of Mount Kenya. He has hiked Mount Kenya uncountable times. Trained by a German extreme mountaineer and climber he has been taking rock climbers up the mountain since 2005. Join him on one of his hikes either on one of the published dates or on a private tour and experience the beauty of Mount Kenya.

Duncan Nderitu, mountain climber

Abdulrahman Adam Hassan, called Abdul, is a young ambitious and passionate ornithological guide in Tanzania. He has diplomas in professional tour guiding and leadership and has attended ornithological courses. He knows how to track and spot even those species in bushes and identifies them for you. You will enjoy his knowledge and his friendliness.

Abdulrahman Adam Hassan