Orbital Communications

UK Based Representation

The Old School House 33 Church Street Coltishall Norwich Norfolk NR12 7DJ
Member Number: 203784 Tel: +44 (0)1603 291806

Orbital Communications are specialists in Africa and the Indian Ocean, providing integrated sales and marketing solutions for unique travel brands internationally.

Launched in January 2012, Orbital Communications is owned and operated by Simon Beck a well-known and respected personality in the industry, who is passionate about travel and the unique properties he represents. Simon has extensive experience in the travel sector, having worked for some of the UK's leading travel organisations before seeing a gap in the market and setting up his own business. He has worked with the African travel industry for over fifteen years, creating and managing powerful sales and marketing campaigns. These high-level projects saw him working closely with numerous Tourism Ministers and Directors of Tourism Boards especially during the six years he worked on World Travel Market, where he managed and developed the Africa region.

Simon has travelled extensively in Africa and has worked with numerous tourism boards, tour operators and lodges over the years. He has a sound understanding and extensive experience of how to sell and market this diverse and exciting region.

This industry is all about relationships and Orbital Communications have long-standing, established partnerships with numerous leading tour operators, who we work with strategically to maximise visibility and bookings for our clients.

We are experienced, well connected and passionate about the travel industry and responsible tourism. We have a successful track record of launching and developing visibility for travel brands within the industry and are committed to giving our clients outstanding value and the appropriate support and delivery.

We are a small focussed business based in the UK and we pride ourselves in consistently delivering outstanding support, service and results for our clients and travel partners.

Our philosophy is simple; we use our imagination, contacts and experience to leverage a fresh perspective, thus ensuring our clients get maximum impact and results.

Orbital Communications takes pride in consistently delivering outstanding support, service and exceeding its clients expectations.

We proudly represent:

Alfajiri Villas www.alfajirivillas.com

Angama Mara and Angama Safari Camp  www.angama.com

Eden Nairobi http://www.eden-nairobi.com

Lengishu www.lengishu.com 

Cheli & Peacock Safari's www.chelipeacock.com

Ol Lentille www.ol-lentille.com


Where we operate

  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zanzibar

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Ballooning
  • Beach Holidays
  • Bird Watching
  • Flying Safaris
  • Photography
  • Riding Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Weddings
  • Camel Safaris
  • Walking Safaris
  • Guided flying safaris
  • Eco tourism

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

We are committed to supporting and promoting responsible tourism and only market and promote lodges with a long term commitment to this. We believe that all tourism needs to be sustainable, involve and support local communities and protect and conserve our wildlife for future generations.


21 July 2021

Launching Eden - Nairobi's first boutique hotel

Simon Beck from Orbital Communications is delighted to be representing Eden Nairobi.  Nairobi now has a very unique boutique hotel, Eden opened in early 2021 and was formerly 148.

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14 July 2020

Orbital Communications now representing Lengishu in northern Kenya

Simon Beck is proud to be representing Lengishu an exclusive use family home found at the heart of the Borana Conservancy, Kenya’s newest and most successful rhino sanctuary. Accommodating up to 12 guests, this exclusive use private home is perfect for large family gatherings and groups of friends, boasting uninterrupted views of the Lewa-Borana landscape and deep into Kenya’s Northern Frontier.

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25 February 2020

Major Kenya news: Angama Safari Camp launches

Angama is opening a seasonal exclusive use mobile camp of four stunning tents in the private south west corner of the Mara Triangle. Angama Safari Camp opens 1st July until end of September 2020 (October on request) looking onto the plains and the heart of the mega herds of the Great Migration. For more information please email simon@orbitalcommunications.co.uk

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29 October 2019

Orbital Communications now representing Angama Mara

Angama Mara and the people behind it have brought something totally unique to the top-end East African safari circuit. The dream of this stunning lodge was over 20 years in the planning and the end result can only take your breath away. For more information please contact simon@orbitalcommunications.co.uk or see www.angama.com

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11 June 2019

Next week is the 8th UK Africa Showcase with On Show Solutions and Atta

It’s an exciting week next week as 20 leading African experiences join the UK Africa Showcase where we have over 150 operators and agents joining us for product updates and networking in Manchester, Cirencester and London. With videos and interactive presentations we are bringing leading African experiences to the UK market in a fun and different format. Any operators that want to sign up last minute please see our schedule below and email simon@orbitalcommunications.co.uk or call 01603 291806

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18 September 2017

Alfajiri Villa's release spectacular new photographs

Please update your websites and marketing materials with the stunning new Alfajiri photographs found hereAlfajiri is renowned as East Africa’s most exclusive beach retreat and is wildly lavish, opulent and individual. A complete one off, there is no comparable beach villa experience in East Africa.Comprising of three completely unique villas located on the south Kenya coast at Diani which can be booked individually for honeymoons, romantic breaks or family adventures. Each villa includes …

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31 July 2017

Representing Alfajiri Villas in Diani

Alfajiri Villas have long been regarded as the most exclusive beach property in Kenya and Simon Beck is proud and excited to now be representing this iconic coastal experience.  Comprising of three completely unique villas which can be booked individually for honeymoons, romantic breaks or family adventures. Each villa comes with your own butler and offers unrivalled exclusivity, impressive private swimming pools and stunning sea and beach views.  Pioneering in its concept and its u…

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01 February 2017

Zanzibar's first Design Hotel - Zuri Zanzibar

Simon Beck, owner of Orbital Communications is delighted to be representing Zuri Zanzibar, which opens later in 2017 in Kendwa in the northern part of Zanzibar.     Zuri Zanzibar is Zanzibar’s first Design Hotel and there are 55 stand-alone stunning bungalows, suites and villas built around landscaped spice gardens and private areas to relax and recharge. For more information please contact simon@orbitalcommunications.co.uk or call +44 (0)1603 291806 or view the teaser websit…

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06 January 2017

10th anniversary for The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille in Laikipia

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, Laikipia's first all villa property is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Four spectacular villas provide guests a truly special and memorable stay in northern Kenya's stunning Laikipia region. Ol Lentille is a pioneering conservation and community project donated to the local community by its creators John and Gill Elias who live at the lodge and manage the property, the objective is to protect the wildlife and via sustainable tourism give back…

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13 June 2016

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille expands conservation area in Laikipia

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is delighted to announce that their conservation area has recently increased size from 25,000 acres to over 40,000 acres. This successful conservation and community partnership is a pioneering example of how private partnerships with the community can successfully work in Kenya. The team with the local communities have proudly created, conserved and protected over 40,000 acres of pristine wilderness which means guests enjoy an area three times the size of Ma…

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09 March 2016

Representing 21 Nettleton

Cape Town’s hottest new hotel in the most exclusive location in Clifton  Simon Beck owner of Orbital Communications is delighted to be representing 21 Nettleton. For more information please contact simon@orbitalcommunications.co.ukor call +44 (0)1603 291806 or view www.21nettleton.com  

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05 October 2015

Representing The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

Simon Beck owner of Orbital Communications is delighted to be representing The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille in Laikipia in Northern Kenya. Ol Lentille opened in 2007 as Laikipia’s first lodge with private villas and is an amazing example of sustainable tourism, community partnership and world class architecture and interior design. The lodge is located in 25,000 acres of stunning hills and valleys and offers excellent sightings of elephant, leopard, wild dog, hyena, cheetah, zebra and great…

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11 November 2014

Saruni launch an exciting new safari and beach circuit

The eagerly anticipated Saruni Ocean opens its doors on the 15th December 2014. Located on the secluded magical shores of Msambweni on Kenya’s spectacular south coast, the new resort creates a fabulous new Saruni safari and beach combination. Saruni is delighted to launch a spectacular 10 and 14 night exciting itinerary taking you off the beaten track to experience Saruni Samburu, Saruni Mara and Saruni Ocean. Please see the itinerary for 10 nights and 14 nights Highlights include: -&nbs…

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30 June 2014

Saruni Ocean in southern Kenya – first photos released

Saruni Ocean, Saruni’s exciting new beach resort opens on 15thDecember 2014 south of Diani at magical Msambweni. Complimenting the Saruni safari lodge collection perfectly, Saruni Ocean is a truly exceptional and 'beyond luxury' experience and a fantastic beginning or ending to any safari adventure. Click here to view the first images of Saruni Ocean.  These images are a preview of what is to come. Saruni Ocean is the new and fitting addition to the prestigious Sar…

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04 February 2014

Makanyane in Madikwe have a new UK sales and marketing office

Simon Beck, owner of Orbital Communications, is delighted to announce they will be representing Makanyane in South Africa’s malaria free and much loved Madikwe Game Reserve. Makanyane is a very intimate lodge of just 8 suites and is surrounded by its privately owned 1,800 hectares in lush forests overlooking the Marico River. It was designed by award winning architects and has had a loyal following since it opened in 2003. Makanyane has built up a reputation as one of the most respected …

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13 January 2014

Saruni’s new European Sales and Marketing Office

Simon Beck, owner of Orbital Communications, is delighted to announce they will be representing Saruni in Europe and their much loved and respected collection of lodges. It’s very exciting times ahead for Saruni who own and operate three unique lodges in Kenya, Saruni Samburu, Saruni Mara and Saruni Wild. In addition, Saruni Ocean, an exciting new beach property located south of Diani at Msambweni opens at the end of 2014. Saruni has built up a reputation as one of the most respected saf…

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