Some Very Exciting Team News at Cheli & Peacock

September 6, 2017 - 7 minutes read
CEO – Gary Segal:
We have spent a great deal of time thinking about the kind of person we need to take this business forward. We’ve talked to many experienced safari hands and we really do think we have made a winning choice in appointing Gary Segal to be the new CEO of Cheli & Peacock Safaris.
In fact, Gary is already at the helm. He joined us in May and hit the ground running with a full induction tour of Kenya and Tanzania, plus fam trips and supplier meetings. He’s already coming to grips with the C&P way and we are super excited with his progress.
Originally from South Africa, Gary now calls East Africa home. He spent the last four and a half years in Kampala as Group General Manager for the Wildplaces Africa Group, incorporating The Uganda Safari Company. Gary has a roll-up-the-sleeves attitude and great business sense, combined with a personal passion for REAL safaris.  We are confident that he will continue to grow this dynamic company and drive us all to exceed our clients’ expectations.
Please reach out to him at any time on: +254 740 047 979 | | skype gary.chelipeacock


Sales Manager – Judy Lagat:
Many of you already know Judy. A professional with a wealth of experience spanning two decades, Judy has worked with Cheli & Peacock for eight years. Since Nov 2013, as Operations Manager, safari operations have been in her very capable hands. We are now delighted to announce that Judy has been promoted to Sales Manager (Gary’s right hand) overseeing the Sales Consultant teams on a day-to-day basis.
Judy is your main point of contact after your sales consultant. Don’t hesitate to copy in Judy and Gary if you need extra support and especially on difficult or complicated files.
+254 718 055 722 | | skype judith.chelipeacock



Marketing Manager – Kath Leonard:
Kath joined the team this month and takes over marketing from Kaya, who had to leave in haste mid-June due to family issues. It’s wonderful to have Kath here picking up the reins and getting stuck in!
Kath comes from a long family line of Kenyan safari specialists including her mum and grandfather.  She has worked with a variety of media, marketing and sales channels, including South Africa’s most popular TV channel, as well as property launches for international hotel chains in Kenya and South Africa
+254 742 969 598 | | skype kath.chelipeacock



General Manager Tanzania – Patrick Bourgeix:
Quick update on our Tanzania office – Patrick continues to head up our great Arusha team.  For those of you who don’t know Patrick, he’s an old hand in the tourism industry, first in France for 20 years, then in Nairobi for seven years and Arusha for the last four.
Patrick has been heading up the C&P office in Arusha since 2015. So nice to have an experienced (steady) set of hands running that ship.
+255 782 064 642| | Skype patrick.chelipeacock


Operations Manager Tanzania – Sofie Ponsaerts
Sofie joined us in May this year. Another experienced set of hands, Sofie has been working in the Tanzania safari industry for eight years and she joins us from A&K Operations Arusha, where she worked for the last six years. It’s been a very busy season, but all is running smoothly under the watch of Sofie, Patrick and their team.
+255 784 410 195 | | Skype sofie.chelipeacock



Product Consultant – Antonia Glen:
Many of you know Antonia, who has worked part time as Sales Manager for many years. Antonia has taken a step back, to spend more time with her family, but we are very happy to welcome her back into the office occasionally to do product training with the sales teams.


Finance Manager – Quentin Savage:
Last but not least, we thought we would throw in a pic of our terrific Finance Manager. Quentin and his team also play a pivotal role in keeping our services tight and accurate.


Stefano & Liz: 
We’re stepping back … just a little …. from the day to day running of the business. Our role is now to support the new team and provide direction at board level. We’ll be splitting our time between Loisaba and the Nairobi office and engagements with our trade partners.
For those of you going to Pure, ITB and WAA – we look forward to catching up with you there and having the opportunity to personally introduce you to Gary Segal.
As you would expect, both of us are still very much in the loop. So please don’t hesitate to contact us at:


We are very excited (have we said “excited” too many times!?) with our strong new team, led by Gary. Cheli & Peacock is really going from strength to strength, and we are very proud of it!  We continue to be the East African specialists for tailor-made REAL safaris. Look forward to seeing you at one of the shows! – Stefano & Liz