Maureen Stover

Africa Safari Expert

*Featured in Condé Nast Traveler as a Top Travel Specialist

Growing up in the Western Cape in South Africa, my family and I were constantly relocating to different towns in the region. This gave me the opportunity to explore the Garden Route, Winelands and Cape Town in depth. We settled on the West Coast, and ever since, I have vowed to never move anywhere where I do not have an ocean on my doorstep!

Wanting to explore more than my own country, I did a three-year Tourism diploma that led to practical experience in the hotel industry and working as the Operations Manager at an American travel company. For the past 17 years, I’ve been with Go2Africa as an African Safari Expert specialising in East Africa safaris.

Sundowner of Choice

Jameson Irish Whiskey or Johnny Walker Black Label, and soda with lots of ice!

Never Goes on Safari Without

My big versatile scarf to wrap around my shoulders or head to protect against the morning cold, afternoon sun, gusts of wind, and dust that kicks up on game drives.

Client Advice

Contrary to popular belief, there’s no dress-code when going on safari! You don’t have to wear head-to-toe khaki or dress in thick socks and hiking boots. Most animals don’t see you as a singular person in a safari vehicle – they see the entire vehicle as a big animal – so there’s no need to blend into the surroundings!

Favourite Client Story

I recently arranged an East Africa safari for a Royal family and their entourage of 45 VIP’s, ensuring special security, immigration and customs arrangements for the group during their trip. They didn't have to worry about a single thing, giving them the peace of mind needed to have an awe-inspiring travel experience!

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