Monique Wilson - Welcome to my profile!
I'm passionate about people and animals and love being 'out and about' exploring all those magical wilderness areas and scenic attractions on offer both in Cape Town, and beyond. I'm particularly keen on great food and wine so it's always a treat for me to spend a day with friends and family sampling award-winning wines and delicious cheeses at one of the many picturesque wineries located in our Winelands.
Where have I travelled
My passion for being on the go and travelling as much and often as possible drives me and I'm so appreciative that I've had the opportunity to travel extensively within South Africa – especially more than 10 trips to the Kruger National Park. I've been fortunate enough to have been on safari in Botswana on over four different occasions - this remote and exclusive safari destination is my ultimate favourite! I've also travelled around Kenya and Tanzania, lapped up the sun in both Mozambique and the Seychelles, and I'm lucky enough to say that I can also tick off Victoria Falls from both the Zimbabwean and Zambian sides! Pristine Namibia is another of my favourite destinations in Africa and certainly offers the most amazing and varied wilderness experience in Africa.
What I love about Africa
Every day I feel blessed that I'm able to combine my two loves of people and travel into my profession. I'm so happy to be able to share my love of our spectacular African wildlife and wildernesses, shorelines and splendid sunsets, and cosmopolitan cities and people with clients from all over the world.
My favourite travel moment
It's truly amazing to hear how my favourite travel moment mirrors that of one of my clients, a traveller who wanted to escape the hustle and bustle of his corporate life and routine: standing in the middle of Dead Vlei at Sossusvlei in Namibia: it's a pristine region of bright orange sand dunes and the only place I've ever experienced true silence. It's these moments that I realize I'm creating dream experiences for my travellers, moments they will likely never forget as long as they live.
My best African travel advice
Just enjoy the sights, sounds and experiences of Africa without ‘analyzing’ them.