Every person Phil ever met knows the smile and the warm hand shake (two handed) while he looked you straight in the eyes and told you what a pleasure it was to meet you - and he meant it every time!
"The shortest distance between two people is a Smile"
"It's about helping people, about getting the Africans more involved"When Phil started taking people on safari in Africa in the sixties he strongly felt the African need to be more involved, to be the guides, to own there own safari camps and for them to be one of the main educational attributions of an African safari. He spend his time and money achieving this goal.
Phil 'Bwana' Osborne (1929-2007)
Founder of Bush Homes of East Africa & Uncharted Outposts
Philip Osborne - the founder of our company was one of the greatest visionaries of our time. His belief was one of “truth in travel.” He always preferred to support smaller more intimate and conservation-minded people and properties. He looked remarkably like Ernest Hemingway and his vision was one so great that just about every other company out there today has imitated our unique and original brand – The Bush Homes of East Africa. Phil was a great philanthropist and it is with great pride we continue that work today – many of the projects he helped start through his generous funding are thriving today and come under our TUSK USA umbrella which Chip and Sandy established almost 8 years ago. Phil's legacy grew from great friendships with our partners across the globe and his enduring relationships with his clients.