The team lives and works all over Africa and therefore has a lot of first-hand knowledge and experience.
Wherever Charlie and his team travel, they develop new routes and experiences together with local entrepreneurs.
We tailor each trip based on your wishes and our African knowledge. Everything is possible and nothing is too crazy! Give us a try?
Charlie’s Travels works together with local partners and contributes to CO2 projects to offset environmental pollution.
Africa is diverse and has so much to offer, yet tourism is extremely traditional and standard. Before you know it, you will end up on an unimaginative safari-lodge-beach trip. Albeit nice, we think it can be done better! Charlie’s Travels is an off-the-beaten-track travel agency with offices in Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda. We choose to go off the beaten track! Together with an enthusiastic team of travel-loving Africa lovers, Charlie makes the real Africa accessible to you.
No middle man with us! Charlie has been travelling through Africa since 2014 and wherever he goes – from unknown Maasai terrain to the beaches of the Indian Ocean – he develops new routes and experiences together with the locals!
Charlie’s Travels is the only Dutch travel agency based in Kenya, South Africa, and Kampala – our international team lives and works in our company villas. Because we are on the ground, we have an endless amount of first-hand African knowledge. Even more so, this means that our team is available 24/7 if you go off the beaten track here!
We shiver at the word ‘package travel’. Every trip is a co-creation: your wishes combined with our knowledge of Africa. You shouldn’t see us as just another travel agency, but rather as the facilitator of your adventure! Everything is possible: just give us a try 😉
Charlie’s Travels chooses to work with local partners as much as possible. By doing this, we hope to further the positive impact the tourism industry can have on local communities, businesses, conservation, and preservation. Read more about our way of working here. Far too often international earnings disappear abroad or are not distributed fairly. Charlie’s Travels aims to ensure that by being operational on the ground in Africa, our work benefits the various country’s economic growth.
Neatly shaven and with a decent haircut, I arrived in Kenya in 2014 to start an internship. Little Kisumu, a cosy African town on Lake Victoria, became my new home. I soon found out that finance was not my cup of tea. To my mother’s grief, I bought a 125cc motorcycle and braved the African grounds. I wanted to discover the real Africa!
I started handing out homemade flyers to ex-pats for ‘off-the-beaten track travel in my new homeland Kenya. My unique selling point: I avoided the busy tourist crowds and the standard travel routes! With Charlie’s Travels, you can go off the beaten track. Travelling through all corners of Kenya and meeting all kinds of interesting people where hardly a mzungu had gone before me; I had to share these adventures with other pioneers. And it turned out: people were just as crazy about this as I was! My business sense grew as fast as my hair and my passion for travel.
In 2020 Charlie’s Travels has grown into a travel agency specializing in tailor-made, off-the-beaten-track travel throughout both East and Southern Africa! Together with a professional international team with the same adventurous mentality, we organize unique trips from all over the African continent from our offices in Nairobi, Kampala and Cape Town! I spend very little time in the office, you can find me travelling all over Africa to develop new trips for you!
I drove up the driveway and saw this blue and white post-colonial palace looming from a large (1.5-acre) green, luscious garden. It was love at first sight! This would be our oasis in a hot, hectic city. Many of Charlie’s Angels live and work here. A hub for a creative stronghold of laptops and camping gear during office hours, with cozy campfires and BBQs in the evenings.
Unlike other travel agencies, we have chosen to operate from Africa. This way we can constantly renew our trips, discover new grounds, and stand by for last-minute requests. And Kenya is freaking AWESOME to live in of course. Mi casa es su casa: whether you are embarking on an epic anniversary trip, family trip, or an adventurous holiday with your loved one: you are welcome at our palace!
How do you ensure that your trip is not harmful to the environment? The most logical answer: do not travel. But what should you do if you want to see something of the world? Compensate for your trip!