The Safari Company of Roosevelt

The Brand that Celebrates Romance as a Destination

Donald Young of Donald Young Safaris

Donald Young
Donald Young Safaris
Newland, Tarlton & Co.
Owner & Safari Guide

The romantic safaris of the Golden Age of Travel have always been the inspiration for my own safaris.

As I did research about the history of safaris I was amazed that few seemed to remember Newland & Tarlton – the company that started it all.

Newland & Tarlton invented luxury tented safaris in 1904 and set a standard for excellence among the world’s elite travelers that has never been surpassed. Like their contemporary brands – Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Burberry, and Holland & Holland – Newland, Tarlton & Co. was synonymous with reliability, understated luxury, and superb attention to detail.

In 2001 I decided to buy Newland, Tarlton & Co. and bring the greatest safari company of all roaring back to vigorous life.

N&T is now my Kenya-based company, and the Newland, Tarlton & Co. brand is once again the icon for custom travel programs and classic travel decor.

A safari with Newland, Tarlton & Co. is not just a vacation, it is the beginning of a passionate love affair with Africa. Join Us!

— Donald Young

1906 Newland Tarlton Magazine Advertisement

Romance as a Destination

Newland & Tarlton invented the concept of ‘safari’ as we know it today and brought the “Golden Age of Travel” to Africa. Their passion for excellence re-defined the Swahili word safari to make it synonymous with stylish luxury and romantic adventure. The Edwardian Era was a time that celebrated superb attention to detail, understated luxury, and Romance as a Destination and a safari with N&T was the epitome of luxury adventure.

The modern Newland, Tarlton & Co. are still the masters of the quintessential East African camping experience – blending an unrivaled intimacy with nature, with superb hospitality, great food, and Edwardian comforts.

The Explorers Club + Newland & Tarlton

N&T and the Explorers Club have been partners in adventure since 1905 when Explorers Club icon Carl Akeley used N&T to outfit the first of his many expeditions in East Africa with them. The Akeley Expedition of 1909 and the Roosevelt Expedition that year were both outfitted by N&T and the two friends met often on safari to share a campfire and discuss lofty ideals.

106 years later, it is inspiring to know that the collaboration continues with the Explorers Club Collection of safari furniture designed by Newland, Tarlton & Co. CEO Don Young who is also a Fellow and active supporter  of the Explorers Club.

Newland, Tarlton & Co. Furniture Collection

Each piece of the Newland, Tarlton & Co. Furniture Collection is hand-crafted from sustainably sourced hardwoods, stainless steel, hand-forged brass, and hand-worked leather. There is no better test for practicality and strength than my own nomadic lifestyle on safari and their rugged good looks will add that extra touch of romance and adventure to your library, office or ‘Africa Room’ in your house. We hope our furniture will be not only proud showpieces in your home but beloved artefacts your family will treasure for generations.

—Don Young
Newland, Tarlton & Co.

Newland, Tarlton & Co. U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,809,345 owned by Donald Young Safaris, Inc.