Monique Wilson

Africa Safari Expert

*Featured in Condé Nast Traveler as a Top Travel Specialist

I was born in Johannesburg but went to school in Durban. Following two overseas stints working in the USA, I came back to South Africa for a holiday in Cape Town. I fell in love with the city whilst on holiday and have yet to return to my hometown of Durban.

I started my career in the travel industry in 2001, booking a multitude of day-tours in and around the Cape peninsula. Following that, I worked for another safari travel agency in Cape Town for almost 5 years before moving over to Go2Africa in late 2006.  The move over to Go2Africa felt like, and indeed was, a natural progression and was the best development in my career. Promoting and selling bespoke African safaris allows me to share and showcase my passion for animals, conservation and adventure in my breath-taking continent.

Most Memorable Sighting

Watching a big pride of lions feast on a rhino carcass in the Sabi Sands Reserve, after it had been tusked by a large elephant over a water dispute.

Never Goes on Safari Without

Rehydration sachets and a small tube of cortisone cream (in case of insect bites).

Expert Tip

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, located in South Africa's Sabi Sand Game Reserve, offers an intimate and exclusive honeymoon stay. Luxury suites are fitted with a Bulawayo Hatch - a compartment in the wall that allows food and drinks to be delivered into the room without disturbance.

Favourite Client Story

I once arranged for my clients to renew their vows while on safari at their luxury lodge, surrounded by their children and grandkids.