About Helping Hand Africa Tours & Safaris

“I want my guests to have a travel experience that makes them go WOW” –

 – Denise Carnihan, Founder – Helping Hand African Tours & Safaris

Africa Tour Operator – Denise Carnihan

Hi, I’m Denise, the founder of Helping Hand Africa Tours & Safaris. I am a Kiwi and I have a great love for Africa, as the title of my book, “I share my heart with Africa”, suggests. In 2014, my husband and I, together with our Kenyan friend and tour guide Tony Ngotho, founded our primary school in a rural region of Kenya.

Africa is truly magnificent and as I developed the company, I had a clear foundation and purpose in mind – that our focus will be on providing safe real African adventures.  Not only will our guests experience the magnificent wildlife safaris that Africa is renowned for, but also soak up the abundantly rich culture, breathtaking beauty plus support and make a difference in the lives of local people, local communities, and local small businesses.

It’s very important that our school, Tamariki Education Centre feature in my itineraries.  We get no funding so the school exists purely on donations.  By visiting the school,  it gains exposure which ultimately boosts our school’s profile in terms of funding opportunities from non-governmental organisations and other charitable organisations. Another very important factor for me is to use my own local Kenyan friends.

They all struggle, so by bringing them into “my crew” I am effectively assisting them and their families put food on the table each night.  

We have heard countless encouraging and exciting stories from people wanting to join our trips. The most common hesitation is the perception of Africa being way too scary and also having absolutely no idea where to start. That’s where we come in. By joining our trips, you can sit back, relax, and focus on making beautiful memories while we take care of organising it all.

So why wait? Begin an adventure that will change your life.

Helping Hand Africa Tours & Safaris – ​Begin an adventure that will change your life

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