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Our team of Africa travel experts eat, sleep and breathe Africa. Between us, we’ve been everywhere you could ever want to go. Every year, we visit the best new destinations – and check in on the fixtures of the safari scene – so that our knowledge stays current.

That means that we’re always able to answer your questions and create perfect African tours – just for you.

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Our Travel experts

Phillip Lategan

Founder, Owner & Chief Explorer

Best Africa travel memory: Every time I am blessed to experience the dawn while on safari in Africa.
Favourite African destination: Anywhere in Africa where I can experience magnificent sunsets. With the appropriate sundowner – a G&T, naturally!
Bucket list destination/next trip: Somewhere in Africa that I’ve not yet been to and anywhere that I can experience that fabulous golden light.

Melinda Inward

Sales & Marketing

Best Africa travel memory: Significant, life-altering moments include the first time I poled in a mokoro through the papyrus lined channels of the Okavango Delta and my up-close and personal encounter with the majestic elephants of the Savuti.
Favourite African destination: Zimbabwe and Botswana remain my biggest passion.
Bucket list destination/next trip: So much to see, so little time… From the Skeleton Coast to the lemurs and other wonders in Madagascar, there is much on my bucket list… Time to start exploring!

Nadia Viljoen

Island Travel Designer

Best Africa travel memory: Hands down my favourite travel memory would have to be my visit to North Island in the Seychelles. What an incredible adventure indeed!
Favourite African destination: The Seychelles is the perfect choice for an island-hopping adventure or relaxing beach vacation. The islands are simply beautiful with amazingly soft powder sand beaches, lush tropical rainforests and a welcoming Creole charm.
Bucket list destination/next trip: Maldives, to swim with the manta rays and whale sharks or Madagascar, to see the unique fauna and flora.

Liezl Berrino

Product Coordinator

Best Africa travel memory: Swimming in the Devil’s Pool on the very edge of Victoria Falls, and looking down into the gorge.
Favourite African destination: Botswana has been at the top of my list for a while, thanks to the amazing experiences on offer there and the fact that it’s an awesome year-round safari destination.
Bucket list destination/next trip: Malawi to go to the Lake of Stars music and culture festival.

Birgit Lategan

Accounts Manager

Best Africa travel memory: Travel memories are like children – you love them equally but differently. If I had to choose one, it would be the Serengeti.
Favourite African destination: Tanzania – I love the variety this country offers in terms of bush and beach.
Bucket list destination/next trip: Gorilla trekking in Rwanda or Uganda.

Nadima Hameed

HR Manager

Best Africa travel memory: Our first day in the Kruger with a sighting of Wild Dogs, a lioness with five cubs, white rhinos and a cheetah…
Favourite African destination: Morocco for its street food, night markets and Sahara Desert night skies.
Bucket list destination/next trip: The beautiful volcanic island of Mauritius would be my first choice for a family holiday: magnificent white sandy beaches and great value for money. Not to mention the chance to indulge in some superb spa treatments!

Kerry Jenkinson

Senior African Travel Designer

Best Africa travel memory: Quad biking on the sand dunes of the Namib desert in Swakopmund...desert one side and ocean the other, absolutely breathtaking.
Favourite African destination: From De Hoop Nature Reserve in South Africa's Overberg area to Inhaca Island in Mozambique along with Comoros and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, not to mention Etosha National Park in Namibia, it is so difficult to pinpoint one favourite.
Bucket list destination/next trip: So many, however, top five would be Okavango Delta, Serengeti migration, Gorilla trekking in Uganda, Madagascar and Zanzibar

Astride Mfika

Team Leader & Senior African Travel Designer

Best Africa travel memory: Wonderful game drives and bush walking in the famous Kruger National Park and Kwa-Zulu Natal - a true place of sanctuary.
Favourite African destination: Cape Town and the Garden Route - such a scenic and beautiful place with loads of adventure activities.
Bucket list destination/next trip: As a travel lover the bucket list will never end... but I’d love to visit the majestic Okavango Delta in Botswana, Victoria Falls, Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius.

Lufuno Mukwevho

Quality Control

Best Africa travel memory: My trip to Zambia - Swimming in the Devil’s Pool on the very edge of Victoria Falls, and looking down into the gorge. + Lady Livingstone sun set cruise - This was a very beautiful experience seeing the hipppo's swimming in the river and the stunning sunset.
Favourite African destination: Namibia
Bucket list destination/next trip: Mozambique Bazaruto or Benguerra Island

Letty Makgoka

Product Coordinator

Best Africa travel memory: Visiting the Okavango Delta for the first time was just breath taking. The Sunsets are magnificent; the game viewing is spectacular and Botswana people are a friendly Nation. I was fortunate enough to witness a Wild Dog kill and it was truly a great experience.
Favourite African destination: Botswana and Namibia
Bucket list destination/next trip: East Africa , I would like to see the Great Migration and to track the Mountain Gorillas.

Alex Lategan

Explorer in Training

Best Africa travel memory: Every time we turn a corner in the bush and a new animal appears, whether it be a herd of humble impalas or an awe-inspiring bull elephant seeing these animals in the natural world always creates new memories
Favourite African destination: Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda
Bucket list destination/next trip: Visiting Sossusvlei and the Skeleton Coast in Namibia

Odile Momberg

Digital Coordinator

Best Africa travel memory: Navigating along the Zambezi River, enveloped by elephants frolicking in the water against the backdrop of the African sunset.
Favourite African destination: Zimbabwe, there is nothing more exhilarating than standing beside the Victoria Falls marvelling at the smoke that thunders.
Bucket list destination/next trip: Botswana or Namibia. Both of these destinations are absolutely incredible and it would be a dream come true.

Yvette Goosen

Product Team Leader

Best Africa travel memory: My family and I visited Africa in 2015. Higlights of our trip were: Elephant interaction & interaction with Sylvester the Cheetah at Elephant Camp, seeing Victoria Falls ("the smoke that thunders"), relaxing on the Chobe Princess (it was called Ichobezi Houseboat then) & game drives in Chobe National Park
Favourite African destination: Chobe National Park, Botswana
Bucket list destination/next trip: I would love to see the Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania or relax on a beach in Zanzibar.

Motshidisi Mphago

African Travel Designer

Best Africa travel memory: My first ever trip was to Timbavati and Sabi Sands - the best places in the world to see leopards in the wild.
Favourite African destination: My Favourite destination is Botswana for the diverse cultures and endless possibilities when it comes to landscape, wildlife and nature.
Bucket list destination/next trip: I would really love to experience the rich indigenous cultures and climb the giant sand dunes.

Alexia Goosen

Product Coordinator

Best Africa travel memory: One of my most cherished memories was experiencing the breathtaking sunset during a game drive at Chobe National Park in Botswana.
Favourite African destination: Without a doubt, Cape Town holds a special place in my heart. One cannot help but be mesmerised by the panoramic views from atop Lion’s Head or the beautiful backdrop of Table Mountain.
Bucket list destination/next trip: Maldives, Zanzibar, Namibia

Tamsin Bissett

Sales & Marketing

Best Africa travel memory: Having lived in the Kruger National Park for 4.5 years, I built the most incredible memories not only for me but for my children. It was like waking up in pure bliss every day.
Favourite African destination: I loved Botswana, the diversity in the lush landscapes makes for an unforgettable safari, and you also cant leave out Mozambique, the beaches are sublime and the people are out of this world.
Bucket list destination/next trip: I have many on my bucket list but I would probably say my top 2 would be Lake Malawi and Rwanda

Tremaine Barth

Reservations Assistant

Best Africa travel memory: My first ever trip was to Mpumalanga, Badplaas, A Forever Resort. A scenic hike and game drive at the resort, relaxing spa treatments, a lot of fun activities or adventures, like zip-lining, horse riding, putt putt, helicopter landing pad and quad bike tours.
Favourite African destination: My favourite destination thus far is Mpumalanga.
Bucket list destination/next trip: I would like to experience going to Cape Town and Lesotho.