Jay and Brandi Parmar


Black and white portrait of a person who is listed as an A List Travel Advisor

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As a third-generation Kenyan and second-generation safari operator, Jay and with his wife, Brandi, thrive on being approachable and aligned with what they know best, the African continent. Whether it’s planning a privately guided, multi-generational family safari or curating a honeymoon for a couple who wish to feel connected with the wilderness, the Parmars encourage travel to remote destinations such as Time + Tide’s Kakuli Camp in Zambia and Great Plains Conservation’s Selinda Camp in Botswana. Destinations focused on conservation and community take the front seat. 

The Black Mountain, North Carolina based couple have a knack for personalized moments, like surprising a family of nine traveling through Kenya and Tanzania with a private photographer. This duo can also adapt to specific needs—for a client who had a phobia of flying in a single-engine aircraft, the Parmars secured a twin-prop King Air BE200 for the entirety of their Kenya safari.

“Growing up in Kenya and in the safari industry, I value the personal connection to clients, and want our guests to experience the continent as I know it,” Jay says. “It’s never just about the wildlife.”

Language(s) Spoken: English, Swahili, and Gujarati

Average Daily Spend: $1,250 per person

Trip Planning Fees: $1,000 per booking

Contact Info

jay@wander-africa.com | +1-828-222-0824





“Our trip to Kenya with Jay and Brandi was truly an experience of our lifetimes! Every single detail was so thoughtfully planned—no two days were the same. The itinerary took us to three amazing but different conservancies where we got to experience a broad variety of terrain, safaris, meals, and lodging. By far what separates Wander Africa from other agencies is the personal touch and research they put into each of their recommendations. They were very thoughtful in accommodating our individual preferences. It truly felt like we were traveling like a local with their long-standing ties to the community and the authentic non-tourist experiences. We cannot wait for our next trip with Jay and Brandi!” - Katie and Kelly L.

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