Monique Wilson - Welcome to my profile!

About Me

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.

Where I want to go next

I'm hoping to conquer the magical countries of Zambia, as well as a gorilla trek in either Rwanda or Uganda.

Monique Wilson

Africa Safari Expert

Africa is a destination that creeps into your heart, usually quickly & unexpectedly. In the ever-changing, fast-paced & pressure-driven world we all live in today, Africa is medicine for the heart & soul.

Read what our Travellers have to say

Hello Monique, I’d like to thank you, once more, for having organised such a wonderful trip for us. The Cape Town apartment was wonderful! We totally felt like at home! Madikwe Lodge experience was a dream. We are filled with memories that will last a lifetime ! Thank you SO much and let’s stay in touch. Warmest regards, Victoria

Victoria Cruz - February 2015 View more reviews