Safari People
Gavin Rennie, Sales & Marketing Director, The Hide Safari Camp
Business: The Hide Safari Camp is a privately-owned, owner-operated camp situated on a concession in the iconic Hwange National Park. Awarded ‘Best Safari Camp in Zimbabwe’ on 13 occasions, The Hide is wild on comfort and passionate about nature. We pride ourselves on having a family of experienced and enthusiastic guides, and offer game drives, safari walks and concealed hides where visitors can get up-close-and-personal experiences with the wildlife.
Jimmy Marais, Co-owner, Karibu Safari Namibia
Business: Karibu Safari Namibia has been organising discovery tours in southern Africa for the past 28 years. Our passion is mobile camping and luxury mobile camping safaris.
Mary-Anne Bartlett, Art Safari and Close Encounters Africa
Business: Art Safari provides specialist art tours for people wishing to paint wildlife and landscapes, whether in Africa, India, Antarctic and the Arctic.
Oli Dreike - The Dreike Scholarship Fund
Charity: We have a simple aim – to help Africans who live near wildlife areas to enjoy a decent education. This allows them to improve their quality of life and gives them the opportunity to fulfil their ambitions and potential.

Lorraine Doyle - Africa Nature Training

Business: To provide high-quality environmental education to both adults and children. Baba Dioum, a Senegalese ecologist, summed it up far better than I ever can: “In the end, we conserve only that which we love. We love only that which we understand, and we understand only that which we are taught”. In a nutshell that is what Africa Nature Training strives to achieve.

Marguerite Louw - Uncharted Africa
Business: Owners Catherine Raphaely and Ralph Bousfield have created an extraordinary safari experience in Botswana. As well as owning Jack’s Camp, San Camp, Planet Baobab and Camp Kalahari in the Makgadikgadi, Uncharted Africa organises bespoke mobile safaris, tailored to each clients’ interests.
Anita Powell - Small World Marketing

Business:  In January 2006 I set up Small World Marketing, a representation company offering sales, marketing and PR services to African properties. Prior to that I managed a lodge, worked at Travel Africa and was the UK manager for the Kenya Tourist Board.

John and Trish Berry - The Zambezi Safari & Travel Co
Business: We began with two camps, two guides, an early knowledge of the internet and an intense love of the bush. Our first office was on top of a mountain overlooking the Zambezi Valley.
Grant Nel - Linyanti Explorations
Business: We’ve been involved in Botswana’s photographic safari industry for more than 30 years. Currently we operate three small, luxury private camps and a ‘fly camp’ walking safari on the Selinda.
Tom Heineken, KaingU Lodge
Business: I’m the resident partner of KaingU Lodge on the central edge of Kafue National Park in Zambia. I designed and built the lodge from scratch in 1999.
Claudia Behlert - Luangwa Wilderness Lodge
Business: I own Luangwa Wilderness Lodge in Luambe National Park, Zambia. I’m also the secretary of Conservation Luambe, which is dedicated to helping develop the national park.
Rob McDowell - African Safari Roots
Business: African Safari Roots is an enthusiastic specialist safari company. Our clients’ trips are
tailor-made around places we’ve checked out. To get things right, we believe in a one-on-one relationship.
Anke Cowan - Kafunta Lodge

Kafunta River Lodge is our home and the base for our safari operation. We first moved to the valley in 1993 and took on the lodge in 1997. We have since added a bush camp to our operation and offer regular mobile safaris to North Luangwa.
Trish Luke - Richard Bonham Safaris
Business: Together with my brother, Richard Bonham, I have set up the first tented camp on the Kenyan coast (Nomad), the first walking safaris in the Selous Game Reserve, and pioneering lodges at Ol Donyo Wuas and Sand Rivers. We provide guests with a quality wildlife experience which takes into account conservation ethics and community benefits.
John Haycock - Africa Explorer
Business: Africa Explorer is a small company offering tailor-made tours to most countries in southern Africa. We specialise in finding good value places where you are a name not a room number, be they lodges in remote game reserves, country hotels or city B&Bs.
Stefano Cheli - Cheli and Peacock

Business: Cheli and Peacock is an upmarket safari business, selling safaris all around Kenya using a great collection of camps and lodges. We manage a portfolio of 10 properties (four of which we own) throughout Kenya.

Louise de Waal - Baobab Travel

Business: Baobab Travel is a UK-based Africa specialist organising tailor-made holidays based on responsible tourism.

David Bland - Nyanja Safaris
Business: Nyanja Safaris offers authentic tailor-made eco-safaris to Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, Botswana and Namibia for those who want to step off the conveyor belt of mass tourism.
Margie Macduff - Benguerra Lodge
Business: Benguerra Lodge, on an island off the coast of Mozambique, is an intimate secluded lodge with personal, individual service reminiscent of a bygone era.
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