How it all began...
Offbeat Safaris was founded by Tristan Voorspuy in 1990, beginning purely as a riding safari outfitter, based out of Deloraine House. However, this all changed when Piers Winkworth came to work for Tristan in 2002. Falling in love with Kenya and looking for an exciting new venture, by 2005 Piers had joined Tristan to offer a non-riding side of safaris, in the form of Offbeat Mara Camp. At this time Tristan also took on the restoration of Sosian Ranch, with six other shareholders, and so Sosian Lodge was born. The Offbeat Safaris collection remains small and personal and true to its traditional safari roots.
Cindy, Archie & Imogen Voorspuy
After Tristan tragically passed away in 2017, his wife Cindy and his two children, Archie & Imo knew that they had to keep Tristan's incredible legacy alive. Offbeat riding safaris continue to operate with the same thrill and adventure that Tristan had made them so famous for, with our team of riding guides who have all been through the 'school of Tristan'! Cindy manages the business and runs the wonderful Deloraine House, home to the 60 safari horses and polo ponies that the Voorspuy's have bred over the years.
Piers Winkworth - Owner & Director of Offbeat Mara Camp
Piers was born in the UK and grew up around horses on his parents racehorse training yard and stud farm. Aged 26 years, Piers came out to Kenya to help Tristan on the riding safaris for a three month working holiday. Today, some 14 years later he is still here! In 2005 Piers officially became a partner in Offbeat and helped develop the non-riding side to the company, offering photographic and walking safaris from Offbeat Mara Camp.
Piers, who is married to Nina and together have two little boys, Charlie and Caspar, bases himself in Nairobi and divides his time between the office and the Mara camp.