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Discover Africa Safaris

Meet our team of safari travel experts

Discover Africa with us

  • Our team of destination experts have travelled extensively throughout Africa, having seen and experienced everything they need to tailor-make the perfect safari for you. Here are the top 3 reasons people have trusted us with their African holidays since 2002.
  • At Discover Africa, we listen to you to find out what you need and desire from your African safari – and that’s what we build for you. Our travel experts work with you to tailor-make the holiday of your dreams.
  • With more than 40 years’ collective experience in the African travel industry, we have the expertise to make sure you enjoy Africa at its best.

Meet our Founders

Andre Van Kets | Co-founder

Andre's role at Discover Africa:

Andre heads up the marketing and technology aspects of Discover Africa. He loves finding creative ways to showcase Africa with the use of technology. In 2018 he led the Google Trekker South Africa project, in collaboration with Google and South Africa Tourism. In 2014 he created HerdTracker - a web app that tracks and plots the Great Wildebeest Migration to an interactive Google Map, for people around the world to enjoy (and be inspired to see the real thing for themselves!)

Places in Africa Andre has travelled to:

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Zanzibar, Maldives and Madagascar.

Meet Andre

Steve Conradie | Co-founder

Steve's role at Discover Africa:

Steve is currently the Director of Operations and Finance and is responsible for the smooth running of the business and making sure the bills are paid.

Places in Africa Steve has travelled to:

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.

Meet Steve

Meet our Safari Travel Planners

Adelle Bell | Safari Travel Planner

Adelle's role at Discover Africa:

Adelle is Discover Africa’s Senior Travel Consultant and has been in the travel industry for the past 15 years. She is a FIT specialist and has extensive experience in planning and executing dream itineraries in luxury travel.

Places in Africa Adelle has travelled to:

South Africa (Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands and Phinda Game Reserve), Botswana, Tanzania and Mozambique.

Meet Adelle

Antoinette Booyse | Safari Travel Planner

Antoinette's role at Discover Africa:

Antionette is a Travel Consultant at Discover Africa, with 5 + years experience in the travel and tourism industry. She specializes in luxury safari packages.

Places in Africa Antoinette has travelled to:

South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Meet Antoinette

Devryn Panaino | Safari Travel Planner

Devryn's role at Discover Africa:

Devryn is a passionate safari consultant and Southern African specialist with over 10 years of safari and travel experience.

Places in Africa Devryn has travelled to:

South Africa & Eswatini

Meet Devryn

Diane Du Plessis | Safari Travel Planner

Diane's role at Discover Africa:

Diane is Discover Africa's Senior Travel Consultant and has extensive knowledge about travel in South Africa.

Places in Africa Diane has travelled to:

South Africa, Botswana, Victoria Falls & Mauritius

Meet Diane

Lana Goodwin | Safari Travel Planner

Lana's role at Discover Africa:

Lana, serving as an Africa Travel Specialist at Discover Africa, is tasked with curating travel itineraries for individuals seeking their ideal safari experience on the continent.

Places in Africa Lana has travelled to:

I have visited many places in South Africa, where I had the privilege to experience five-star luxury and the Big Five up close, mainly in South Africa. I have also spent time aboard the MSC Opera, taking the trip to the Portuguese Island, one of Africa's most picturesque white-sand beaches, as well as visiting Maputo, the Capital city of Mozambique.

Meet Lana

Matthys van Aswegen | Safari Travel Planner

Matthys's role at Discover Africa:

Matthys is Discover Africa’s Senior Travel Consultant, with over 13 years experience in the travel industry and a keen eye for photography.

Places in Africa Matthys has travelled to:

South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Tanzania, Namibia and Mauritius.

Meet Matthys

Megan Warrington | Safari Travel Planner

Megan's role at Discover Africa:

Megan is an Africa Concierge Expert at Discover Africa, she is responsible for compiling travel programs for people in search of their dream safari in Africa.

Places in Africa Megan has travelled to:

South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana and Tanzania.

Meet Megan

Susan Swanepoel | Safari Travel Planner

Susan's role at Discover Africa:

Susan is Discover Africa’s Senior Travel Consultant and has been in the travel industry for the past 27 years. Susan has a true passion for showcasing the best that Africa has to offer, from wildlife to cultural experiences and breath-taking scenery.

Places in Africa Susan has travelled to:

Tanzania including Zanzibar, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Mauritius, Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, and Swaziland.

Meet Susan

Vihann Van Wyk | Safari Travel Planner

Vihann's role at Discover Africa:

Vihann is Discover Africa's Senior Travel Consultant and African Specialist with over 10 years of travel and safari experience.

Places in Africa Vihann has travelled to:

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Kenya & Tanzania

Meet Vihann

Meet our Destination Experts

Alice Lombard | Destination Expert

Alice's role at Discover Africa:

Alice is Discover Africa’s Sales & Product Manager, responsible for managing the Discover Africa Sales Consultants as well as all the products and itineraries that we promote.

Places in Africa Alice has travelled to:

Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Zanzibar, Kenya (Mombasa and Malindi), Mauritius, Uganda, Rwanda and South Africa.

Meet Alice

Murielle Vegezzi | Destination Expert

Murielle's role at Discover Africa:

Murielle is the Head of Product at Discover Africa; she is responsible for contracting the best possible rates, finding the hidden gems on the safari circuits, liaising with our partners.

Places in Africa Murielle has travelled to:

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya, Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mauritius, Zanzibar.

Meet Murielle

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Why travel with us?

Recent reviews from travellers who planned and booked their Africa trips with Discover Africa Safaris
Best trip EVER!

Kruger & Garden Route Review

John, United States
05 Aug 2022
Incredibly friendly, helpful and professional.

Okavango Delta Safari Review

James, United Kingdom
25 Apr 2022
Fantastic planning, wonderful accommodations, amazing experience.

Namibia Safari Tour Review

Jana, United States
18 Aug 2018
More than what we ever expected and such friendly people!

Safari in Tanzania Review

Margaret Dean, Switzerland
08 Jan 2018
Best Tour Operator. Highly recommended. Thank you Matthys!

Five Star South African Safari Review

Ileana Cotes, Panama
06 Jun 2017
Discover Africa staff delivered the most fabulous service!

A Safari Experience Review

Viljoen Group, Australia
25 Jun 2012

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