About Us

About Us

East African Canvas Company was established by two men who share a dynamic vision for the design, manufacture and supply of high-end accommodations customized to enhance your experience of living under canvas.The company was set up by Gary McIntyre of Beach and Bush (now the iconic Sandstorm®) fame and Robert Flowers of the prestigious Pengo Customized Canvas Ltd. With 25 years of experience and combined strong backgrounds in tourism, safari guiding and tent manufacturing, the duo has successfully filled the niche and are mission driven towards raising the standards of luxury tented accommodations worldwide.

Together they have taken East African Canvas Company to a leading position in the regional market and have entered the international market, introducing the world to next-generation luxury tented accommodation. The company has an excellent reputation as a business that synthesizes creative innovation with traditional tent fabrication, leveraging the convenience of outmoded tent architecture and style and making futuristic improvements to color, design and comfort.

From traditional camping tents to luxury lodge tents to large custom-built living spaces, our products befit all seasons and purposes. We also manufacture a collection of canopies, portable shelters and general purpose tents suitable for long term on-site use or military-based applications.
Apart from modular tent designs, our scope of services covers architectural planning, site consultancy, product manufacture, installation and optional maintenance.

We are backed by a team of experienced and skilled technicians dedicated to producing top-grade canvas products. A people-focused business, we are defined by our core values of integrity, honesty, responsibility, sustainability and respect towards each other and our community.

From humble beginnings, our journey so far has been fantastic. Our track record reflects global competence, supplying safari tents as far afield as Asia, Australia and Europe. We have built an extensive client portfolio that includes some of the world’s most recognized safari companies:
Abercrombie &Kent, African Encounters, African Explorations, Amara Selous, Asilia Africa, Cheli&Peacock, and Beyond (formerly Conservation Corporation Africa), Elewana Africa, Fairmont Hotels, Ker& Downey Safaris, Le camp (Toulouse), Lemala Tented Camp, Musiara, Naibor Olare Tented Camp, Ol Donyo Wuas, Porini Camps, Richard’s Camp, Royal African Safaris, Safari Selous Company, Sarara Camp, Sarova Hotels, Serena Hotels , Serian Camp, Severin Safari Camp, The Everglades, Tanzania Game Trackers, The Bison Resort,Heritage Hotels, Punaka Valley (Bhutan) and Wildman Resorts (Australia).
The company continues to expand beyond the East African market to the Middle Eastern and North and South American markets but our commitment to quality remains. Our vision is to be a recognized international brand and the company of choice for camping equipment and accessories.