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Discover Africa with Andre

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!)

Andre is one of the founding duo of Discover Africa Safaris. He is a father, husband, runner, surfer, swimmer, adventurer, self-professed geek and lover of the great outdoors.

The travel bug bit Andre in high school, during a family trip to Belgium, Holland and Austria. A few years later, during a long university holiday, Andre backpacked his way through South Africa, Mozambique and Malawi. “This ‘roughing it’ trip is when I fell in love with Africa”.

After completing his studies, Andre worked and traveled in the US, UK and Australia before returning home circa 2002. Soon thereafter, Andre and Steve connected to form a self-drive travel company that helped people explore Africa in fully-kitted 4x4 safari vehicles. That business would eventually become Discover Africa Group.

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What does Andre love about African travel?

You are constantly thrilled.
You are constantly surprised.
You are constantly challenged.
You are constantly humbled.
And you always.
Always.
Want to go back for more.

Places in Africa Andre has travelled to:

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

What is Andre’s favourite place in Africa?

It’s impossible to pick a favourite place. Every place has it’s own unique terrain, wildlife, people and cultures. But if I was told that I could only go on one more safari, and never again… Then I would plan a trip to the Okavango Delta in Botswana.

What is your most memorable experience in Africa?

A family safari to Botswana’s Okavango Delta, during my mom’s battle with cancer.

What is your best advice for someone travelling to Africa?

To experience Africa to it’s fullest, one must let go of all preconceived ideas… And live in the moment. Immerse yourself. The more you give in to Africa. The more it gives back to you.


Why travel with us?

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