Kate McIntosh

Africa Safari Expert

*Featured in Condé Nast Traveler as a Top Travel Specialist

I have travelled all over South Africa, and spent time living in Johannesburg, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. After a gap year in the UK, I returned to Cape Town, and with a background in hospitality, found myself fitting in perfectly to the travel industry. I joined Go2Africa and learnt everything there is to know about travel in Africa. By happy accident, I combined my passion for Africa with meeting new people by helping them plan their own trips to this amazing continent.

Sundowner of Choice

The Classic G&T - Hendricks Gin, sliver of cucumber and lots ice with tonic makes for an incredibly refreshing cocktail.

Most Memorable Sighting

I jokingly mentioned to our guide that we’d like to see the rare honey badger during the game drive, and within 10 minutes of leaving the lodge we spotted one running by with an old tortoise shell in it's mouth!

Client Advice

Layers. Whether you're travelling in summer or winter, game drives can often start off cool and end up getting quite warm. Layer t-shirts with long sleeve vests and windbreaker jackets, so it's easy to peel off/slip on each game drive.

Expert Tip

You’re sure to see leopards at South Africa's Singita Ebony Lodge – they’re so comfortable around the camp that a female leopard had her cubs under one of the suites.

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