As an exceptionally well groomed and short haired man I arrived in Kenya 2014. Slightly young and naïve I was suddenly confronted with the strong African culture. During that time, I performed an internship in the financial sector in Kisumu, close to Lake Victoria.
In Kisumu I started handing out flyers to all expats, offering trips ‘off the beaten track’. My unique selling point and the way I have always differentiated myself from other travel agencies is the fact that I avoid the touristy circus (boring and crowded paths).
"Charlies Travels offers a great combination: the freedom of a true backpacking adventure with all the comforts of an organised trip. They offer tailormade holidays, fully in line with your own plans and wishes. Upon arrival, we received a sim card and a rough description of our trip. Along the way, we reached out to Charlie's contacts giving you the feeling you're exploring the country all by yourself without having to waste time finding hotels. All in all I would definitely advise Charlie's travels!"
"The Maasai Tribal Trek was the absolute highlight of the trip! Charles has been exploring in the area to develop new routes and said that it was like he at arrived the "end of the world”. He didn’t exaggerate. Off the beaten track on its best. The big surprise came after the multi-day trek with the Maasai warriors, donkeys and goats: a motorbike safari through the Magadi desert to salt lake Lake Natron in Tanzania! Thanks for the surprise and amazing adventure, Charlie!"