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Anja Naude

Africa Safari Expert

*Featured in Condé Nast Traveler as a Top Travel Specialist

Born in Johannesburg, I grew up in South Africa before moving to Germany with my parents. As a young child, I toured southern Africa with my family – always on the road, heading off to some remote place or into the bush. I do remember going to school occasionally, but my fondest memories were of driving through desert landscapes or watching the wildlife.

Once I finished my Tourism degree, my husband and I toured Europe and the United States. After exploring the world, we moved back to South Africa, where I stayed loyal to the tourism industry! I began my career working at a hotel. I moved to an Africa tour operator (travel agent) from there, and have been doing so for most of my career. From there, I moved to Go2Africa, and have been here for the last seven years!

Sundowner of Choice

Any G&T hits the spot as a sundowner, and a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon goes great with dinner.

Most Memorable Sighting

Seeing a baby gorilla fall to it's feet after playing in a tree during a gorilla trek. Or being stuck in the middle of a herd of buffalo in an open Jeep!

Expert Tip

At night, leopards drink from the plunge pool at the furthest room from the main areas at Ol Donyo Lodge in Kenya.

Loves to Hear

I love hearing clients compliment the staff and guides - a good guide is so important!

You can connect with Anja on LinkedIn, or delve into her Condé Nast Traveler interview and find out more about why you should use an African Safari Expert.

Tours & Safaris

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Adventurer Family Botswana's Delta

From $3,180 per person sharing
4 days
The lodge is nestled under tall trees providing shade through the day, as well as welcoming many species of birds. With a focus on walking safaris, you can experience the delta more intimately. Shinde Footsteps welcomes family and children can enjoy age-appropriate activities which makes the safari more exciting and interactive for younger guests. A small, but beautiful camp with the perfect balance of luxury and authenticity. The family tent at Shinde Footsteps. Relax in the lounge where you can spot animals as they wander past camp.
Highlights

Explore the Delta waterways by mokoro. Go on guided walks with a professional guide.

Destinations visited
Botswana Okavango Delta

Adventurer Mt Kenya, Samburu & Mara

From $15,790 per person sharing
10 days
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Highlights

Have breakfast with Rothschild’s giraffes. Stay in a rhino sanctuary area.

Destinations visited
Kenya Laikipia Masai Mara Nairobi

Adventurer Rwanda's Gorilla Tracking

From $5,240 per person sharing
5 days
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Highlights

Track rare mountain gorillas. Spectacular lake & volcano views.

Destinations visited
Kigali Rwanda Volcanoes National Park

Accommodation

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138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse

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Whale Coast, South Africa
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Boat-based safaris Bush dining Game drives Guided walking safaris Private dining experience

13a De Smidt

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V&A Waterfront, South Africa
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Day tours Restaurants within walking distance Shopping

147 Waterkant Street

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De Waterkant, South Africa
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Restaurants within walking distance Shopping