About Our Founder and Safari Expert
Kay Trotman, affectionately known as Safari Kay, has over 25 years of experience in the travel industry with over 15 in travel to Africa. Her specialty? You guessed it. Safaris to East Africa, specifically Tanzania. Kay’s passion for Africa is evident as she has led over 75 groups and traveled from the US to Africa more than 100 times. She continues to lead several groups a year to this incredible wildlife and cultural experience.
Safari Kay is the only African American female safari company owner in Tanzania and the only one leading her own tours.
From Tragedy to Tanzania
The road to becoming a safari expert and founder of Destined To Travel has not been an easy one. The former Human Resources Director experienced a sequence of depressing events, including the death of her mother, two brothers and a best friend. Then there was the near fatal traffic accident that left her unable to return to work. Forced to retire, her life was drastically altered. She needed to get away and far. She had been a part-time travel agent with American Express, so she was well equipped to plan her international travel to none other than Tanzania. It was a trip that changed her life forever!
She knew then that she wanted others to experience what she did---the beauty, the wildlife, the wonder, the culture and peace of safari in Tanzania. And Destined to Travel was born. She’s a firm believer that one trip can change everything. As such, she customizes safari vacations and adventures for her guests and guarantees that the experience will be like none they’ve every had.
Kay’s commitment to excellence has earned her many repeat guests, numerous referrals and the honor of being voted Best Small Business of the Year by the Eastvale Chamber of Commerce.