Anja Naude - Welcome to my profile!

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My most recent trip to East Africa was captured in the first edition of Go2Africa's E-Zine, a digital magazine filled with great articles, stories and photographs. Download it here.

This past year I also visited Zanzibar with my colleague Stuart - read all about our experiences in his blog post, 'Zanzibar: An African Beach Paradise'

About Me

I was born in Johannesburg and grew up in South Africa before heading to Europe with my German parents to do my schooling in Germany. As a young child I toured South and Southern Africa with my family whenever we could and we were always on the road heading off to some remote place or into the bush!

I do remember going to school occasionally (!) but what I remember most was the places we visited like driving through desert landscapes and seeing snakes or little creatures that live in the sand.

Once I finished my tourism degree in Europe, my South African husband and I decided to tour Europe as well as the United States, so we took some time out and set off to enjoy a bit of the world!

On our return we decided to come and live in South Africa and although we both love travelling, my husband pursued a different career while I stayed loyal to the tourism industry where I started working in Cape Town some 17 years ago. I enjoy my job and love working with different countries in Southern Africa.

Where have I travelled

While working with group travel and incentives I had the opportunity of travelling extensively to most countries within Southern Africa like Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and of course South Africa!

Most recently I have travelled throughout East Africa - Tanzania, Kenya and Zanzibar with my colleagues Ashley and Mary.

Internationally I travelled extensively when I lived in Europe: I stayed in Germany and France, travelled to Italy, Croatia, Turkey, the Canary Islands, Spain, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Holland, Sweden as well as Canada (loved the Rocky Mountains!) and the United States.

My favourite travel moment

One of my favourite areas is Namibia, especially the unique rocky landscape of Damaraland and the remoteness of the Skeleton Coast.

What I love about Africa

Unique and beautiful scenery with each country in Southern Africa being so different! And of course the wildlife!

Where I’d love to go next

Internationally, Alaska for the landscape and nature! Locally I'd love to visit Malawi. I started selling this destination a couple of years ago and think it has huge potential! Untouched wilderness areas combined with Lake Malawi and the lovely scenery and remoteness one can experience there (still a real piece of Africa).

Read real traveller reviews about my service as an Africa Safari Expert, or be inspired by my recommended trips, lodges and hotels around Africa. 

Anja Naude

Africa Safari Expert

If you only visit two continents in your lifetime, visit Africa - twice' - R.Elliot. can never travel to Africa too many times!

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