Announcing African Safari Experts via Wendy Buckley
Travel professional Wendy Buckley had been working in the industry for more than two decades when she first visited Kenya in 1997. It was the start of an enduring love affair with Africa and, in the 20 years since that first visit, she’s travelled extensively throughout the continent to countries including Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania, Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Wendy was so drawn to the region that she moved to Zambia in 2016 and spent two years living and working as a safari manager in a camp at the gateway to South Luangwa National Park. Looking back on the experience she says it gave her firsthand experience of local culture, life in a remote African village and what it’s like to be a traveller on safari. She also developed new skills working on the frontline of the hospitality industry and hosting safari guests from all over the world.
She returned to Australia early in 2018, passionate about sharing her love for and knowledge of Africa, and launched new travel brand, Africa Safari Experts. Wendy is a fully licensed Australian travel agent and Virtuoso member and is able to provide clients with personal destination and product expertise plus the many benefits of her extensive network of suppliers and local contacts.
Africa Safari Experts offers a selection of tailor-made all-inclusive packages in Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Egypt, Mauritius and Madagascar. They also create bespoke itineraries tailored to meet a client’s brief and budget. Guests can enjoy classic African safari experiences, remote wilderness adventures, walking safaris, photography tours, private group self-drive itineraries, community encounters, bespoke family itineraries, canoeing and trekking, tours of world-class wineries, activities for thrill seekers and more.
The company is committed to ecotourism and contributes directly to the protection of endangered African wildlife and local communities through its conservation and community tours. Travelling with Africa Safari Experts enables travellers to experience and support local protection programs as well as the custodianship of the local people.
Wendy says Africa Safari Experts aims to create experiences that exceed all expectations.
‘Whether your dream is to ride horseback through the Masai Mara, galloping after the zebra that cut across your path, stopping for sun downers under the shade of an acacia tree and falling sleep to the sounds of the African bush or to wake at midnight and make the final ascent to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro to watch the sunrise, we can help make it happen. Our qualified and highly experienced guides and scouts can take clients walking amongst lions, elephants and leopards in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park or bring them face to face with a mountain gorilla in Uganda. Africa is brimful of unique wildlife, landscapes and cultural experiences and we help our clients find them.
‘We pride ourselves on our commitment to meeting and exceeding client expectations through our attention to detail, communication, honesty, networks, training and strong relationships with suppliers across Africa. We aim to deliver a world-class experience for every client.’
For more information, enquiries or bookings visit: www.africasafariexperts.com.au
Wendy’s 2019 highlight trip picks are……
Kenya active great for families , mobile camping tailor made itinerary guided by Samburu guides
Karisia Walking safari Kenya – https://www.africasafariexperts.com.au/tour-item/kenya-4-night-karisia-walking-safari
Zambia remote – true wilderness experience
Remote Luangwa Zambia https://www.africasafariexperts.com.au/tour-item/the-original-remote-luangwa-experience/
Zambia conservation community tour 7 night package
Sustainable Safari & Conservation Zambia https://www.africasafariexperts.com.au/tour-item/conservation-and-community-tours-zambia/
Colours of South Africa (safari, winelands & Cape Town)
South Africa safari https://www.africasafariexperts.com.au/tour-item/winelands-wildlife-south-africa/