I grew up in South Africa and developed a passion for Africa's wildlife and wild places.
After qualifying as a Mechanical Engineer, I followed my heart and became a safari guide at MalaMala in South Africa. I was there for four years, in the company of big cats and large mammals every day, a truly phenomenal experience. I won a number of awards for my photography, and from there, decided to join a company making wildlife documentaries. I got to travel widely and see different parks in Africa, spending a lot of time in each place we were filming. I also began guiding small groups of photographers, clients I had met while guiding, who wanted to see the Africa that I love.
I gathered a lot of detailed knowledge about destinations, so I started my own travel business and began putting together trips for all kinds of travelers. That's how I got started, and then Garrick joined me - someone who loves Africa as much as I do and is great with people and handy with a camera too! Since then we have traveled further, taken clients to numerous destinations and studied the art of matching people's interests with what is here in Africa - that's why we want to plan your trip for you!
Everything we do revolves around our belief that travel should be comprised of incredible and memorable experiences. In addition, we wholly support conservation travel and a portion of funds from every trip booked with us goes to protecting wildlife and environments. We also carefully select safari providers who are actively protecting environments and caring for local communities - to ensure the future of wildlife and tourism. Read more about CONSERVATION.
With our extensive knowledge of parks, reserves, safari camps and experiences, and the ultimate in personalized service, you simply won't find a superior African safari! Traveling in Africa is expensive and we endeavor to make every cent well spent.
We are proud to say that our business has grown through referrals from our clients and we look forward to hearing from you!
What does it mean to be SATSA Bonded?
Conservation Safari Company (Thom Media & Travel Pty Ltd) is a bonded member of the South African Tourism Services Association - Number 2120. As a bonded SATSA member our clients receive a financial guarantee against any deposits they make to us. The SATSA logo signifies our integrity and commitment to the highest service levels as an African travel facilitator.