My Travel Recommendations

  • Kenya's Masai Mara Park & Conservancy

    Memorable Masai Mara Experience

    Location: Kenya - Nairobi, Kenya - Masai Mara
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "Using owner managed & run properties, with the highest conservation standards & excellent private guiding, we recommend this adventure for abundant wildlife encounters and a range of activities."

  • Mara Intrepids Camp

    Mara Intrepids Camp

    Location: Kenya - Masai Mara
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    ""Canvas tents set in safe, shaded lawns provide the perfect escape for families with children - a great option for a family safari holiday.""

  • Marataba Trails Lodge

    Marataba Trails Lodge

    Location: South Africa - Waterberg
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "One of the most pampered and beautiful hiking experiences I have ever had; the scenery and accommodation exceeded my expectations but I wasn't sure whether to be disappointed or relieved we didn't have any animal encounters! Although rare, encounters are possible and hiking is definitely moderate with some steep ascends and descends, though depending on your group walks can be tailored to your fitness levels. I recommend combining with a stay at Marataba Safari Lodge for a dose of big game sightings and spa treatments!"

  • Ngoma Safari Lodge

    Ngoma Safari Lodge

    Location: Botswana - Chobe
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "I love the expansive views over the floodplains, especially when the river is full and the small touches from a very hospitable team made me feel a sense of luxury but in an understated way. Its a little further to access from the airport and boat jetty but its worth for the views, privacy and lack of other vehicles when driving in the otherwise busy park."

  • Marataba Safari Lodge

    Marataba Safari Lodge

    Location: South Africa - Waterberg
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "One of the few reserves in South Africa with a backdrop of a mountain range providing stunning scenery as you enjoy your leisurely game drive in search of the Big 5. The rangers here report seeing pangolin too! Book rooms 9, 10 or 11 for an elevated view over the water."

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

I find that the diversity of creation expressed in Africa's people and places is so spellbinding that she somehow manages to both humble and inspire you; separating you from your normal and stirring in you a newfound point of view.