About Safari Africa Travel

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Safari Africa Travel’s reservations, marketing, and operations teams are all based in South Africa, with on-the-ground access to our carefully selected partners. We pride ourselves on our deep knowledge of African safari travel, and are passionate about sharing our love of this beautiful continent with our international travellers.

Our expert travel team provides a superior, end-to-end safari travel experience to guests from all over the world, in partnership with some of Africa’s most loved, inspired, and unique destinations.

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Our Flagship Destination Brands

Safari Africa Travel is proud to present our current flagship destination brands: Sabisand.travel and Madikwe.com.

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Madikwe Game Reserve’s location, close to the edge of the Kalahari Desert, ensures a truly diverse game-viewing experience. A malaria-free area, Madikwe Game Reserve is a perfect choice for families and groups, with most of the reserve’s safari lodges offering unforgettable family-friendly accommodation options.

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With its ample size (65 000 hectares) and prime location adjacent to the world-famous Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve offers an entirely unique luxury private safari experience, with leopard sightings being the reserve’s greatest claim to fame. Normally shy and elusive, these big cats are frequently spotted by visitors across the reserve.

The Safari Africa Travel Team

Leigh-Ann Panos

Sales & Operations Director

With a passion for wanderlust and a proven track record in the travel industry, Leigh-Ann combines strategic vision with a customer-centric approach, to create unforgettable travel experiences. Leveraging her extensive expertise, she leads the sales and operations teams, with a focus on driving growth and operational efficiency. With a successful 17-year career as a professional tour planner, Leigh-Ann has visited nearly every corner of Southern and Eastern Africa. Whether it’s optimizing itineraries, negotiating partnerships, or providing exceptional customer service, Leigh-Ann is dedicated to making travel dreams come true, one journey at a time.

Leanne Parker Munckton

Marketing Manager

Leanne brings extensive specialised marketing expertise to the Safari Africa Travel team. With a background in advertising and an in-depth understanding of the safari-specific travel industry, Leanne works closely with suppliers, property, and travel partners to ensure that Safari Africa Travel’s brand vision is achieved and maintained. She is responsible for the management and implementation of all the company’s marketing, advertising, communication, and brand strategies.

Thomas Frew

Digital Manager

With a passion for seamless online experiences and a deep understanding of the ever-evolving digital landscape, Thomas plays a pivotal role in shaping travel adventures. From optimizing user interfaces, to curating engaging content and enhancing Safari Africa Travel’s online presence, with his tech-savvy approach and commitment to customer satisfaction, Thom implements the company’s digital marketing strategies for all our online channels.

Stephanie Goemans

Travel Manager

Stephanie’s extensive travel management career has taken her all over South Africa, from the Greater Kruger to the Winelands, the Whale Coast and beyond. From expertly crafting bespoke itineraries to ensuring seamless travel arrangements, she is dedicated to turning your wanderlust into reality. With an innate love for adventure, high guest satisfaction standards, and an eye for detail, she expertly tailor-makes luxury holidays for visitors from across the world

Keshia Williams

Travel Planner

Keshia is passionately committed to delivering unforgettable end-to-end travel experiences to Safari Africa Travel’s guests. Her meticulous organisational skills ensure every aspect of your journey, from travel to accommodations, is perfectly tailored to your preferences, making your safari a truly personalized adventure.

Safari Africa Travel Partner

Federal Airlines

Our private charter partner provides daily flights directly into Madikwe Game Reserve from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport. With over 20 years in the industry, they are the preferred partner for southern Africa’s premier luxury safari lodges.

SATSA

Established in 1969, the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association is a non-profit, member-driven association representing the region’s tourism private sector. As an accredited SATSA member, Safari Africa Travel and its associated brands adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and service.

ATTA

With over 615 members, the African Travel & Tourism Association is a trade association that promotes tourism to Africa from all corners of the world. Safari Africa Travel and its associated brands, are proud ATTA-accredited members.

Flywire

Our secure payment platform enables seamless, secure payments in over 240 countries and territories and in more than 140 currencies.

Keenan Ferguson

Our preferred videography partner, Keenan is a highly skilled and experienced professional camera operator, editor, and director. Africa, travel, conservation, and niche lifestyle projects are central to his area of expertise, making him the perfect fit for our filming projects.

Superseed Studio

Our web and online development partner, Superseed Studio is a nimble and strategic creative agency focused on branding, digital and content marketing.

Experience the Magic of Africa

Contact our on-the-ground travel team to find out more about our wide range of destinations and featured tour options, and customisable itineraries.

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