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Anja Naude - Welcome to my profile!

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This past year I 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!

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. ...you can never travel to Africa too many times!

Read what our Travellers have to say

I can honestly say that yet again I have been more than satisfied by the holiday arranged for me by Go2Africa.  Logistically the trip was seamless, which is no mean feat in such a remote location!  We had no delays, no issues, no hiccups at all.  Each lodge was ready and waiting for us with a delightfully appointed room and a program of activities which exceeded our expectations.  Each lodge had a special dinner on one evening and arranged a private dinner for us on another evening - as requested.  The locations recommended by Anja at the agency were perfect and she really could not have chosen better for us, even the rooms we had were perfectly appointed (facing the river, away from the main area etc).  The order of our itinerary was perfect, starting with the activities of the dunes, followed by the excitement of the skeleton coast and moving up to the total relaxation of serra cafema  We hot air ballooned (you may want to warn guests about this as it goes very high very quickly and made a few people panic - not like the serengeti style ballooning which floats along to see the animals!), we quad biked, we ate lunch on the beach of the skeleton coast, we dug landrovers out of the desert, we tracked the animals we wanted to see, we visited the Himba community, we boated with crocodiles, we loved every single minute of our time in Namibia and are already talking about Botswana for next year.  Thank you so much for your patience in the face of all my questions when organising the trip, and thank you for the experience you made possible for us.

Susan McGuigan - November 2014 View more reviews