I'm Gail. Africa Travel Specialist, crafting tailor-made safaris to Africa.
*South Africa * Botswana * Namibia * Zambia * Zimbabwe * Kenya * Tanzania * Uganda *
Luxury Safaris – Family Safaris – Active Safaris – Special Celebrations & Honeymoons
I honestly believe everyone should visit Africa at least once in their life, whether it is to immerse yourself in the great plains of the Serengeti, float above the Masai Mara in a hot air balloon, wander the cobble stone streets of Stonetown, Zanzibar, go in search of the Big 5 in the famous Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, visit the beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, walk along the banks of the South Luangwa River, canoe down the Lower Zambezi or simply soak up the sun in paradise, Mauritius …… the list is endless. Africa is not only about the wildlife and breathtaking landscapes, you will fall in love with the people.
Whilst specialising in Africa and retreats in the Indian Ocean, I can also offer tailor made holidays around the world for you and the family, whether it is an European river cruise, a visit to the Grand Canyon, Christmas in New York, exploring the Lost City of Machu Picchu, a cruise around the world or beach holiday on the islands of Hawaii, I can help you make your dream holiday a reality without the stress.
South Africa including Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, Garden Route, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Port Elizabeth, Jeffrey’s Bay, Durban, Drakensburg Mountains.
Botswana including the Okavango Delta, Linyanti Reserve, Chobe National Park
Zimbabwe including Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Matopos Hills
Zambia including Livingstone, South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Park
Tanzania including Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Lake Victoria, Zanzibar, Stonetown
Kenya including Nairobi, Laikipia, Amboseli National Park, Masai Mara National Park
Indian Ocean Islands including Mauritius and Reunion Island
Malaysia : Kuala Lumpur
New Zealand : North Island
South Pacific : Fiji – Coral Coast and Denarau Island
On my bucket-list
Canada, Cook Islands and Italy!
Totally and utterly passionate about Africa, however I do love my tropical islands….anywhere!
The diversity of South America, driving through New Zealand and taking in Europe by rail!
It’s your holiday so I will spend time getting to know you and make sure we tick all the boxes to create your dream holiday to suit your style of travel, the experience you are looking for whilst keeping it within your budget.
I believe customer service is paramount and I love attention to detail.
I offer flexible working hours to suit you, we can meet early morning, after work, weekends in the comfort of your home or over a coffee.
Whilst you are travelling, I am available 24/7 should you need me. I will always be a phone call away.
My goal is to ensure that every one of my clients enjoys a tailor made holiday that not only meets but far exceeds their expectations.
✔ Tailor-made safaris
✔ Family holidays
✔ Multi-generation holidays
✔ Solo travellers
✔ Destination weddings
✔ Photographic Journeys
✔ Golfing holidays
✔ Adventure holidays
✔ River Cruising
✔ Small group tours
✔ Food & Wine tours
✔ Travel Insurance
Take a look at these inspirational itineraries and some of my favourite places to stay.
South Africa – for its diversity of landscapes, cities and cultural, outstanding wildlife and good value for money
Botswana – the unique Okavango Delta, the zebra migration in the summer months, outstanding game viewing
Namibia – purely it landscapes and phenomenal wildlife
Zambia – the mighty Victoria Falls, the Devil’s Pool and walking safaris in South Luangwa
Zimbabwe – the mighty Victoria Falls, outstanding game viewing in Hwangwe National and an array of activities in Mana Pool
Kenya – choices of activities and wildlife
Tanzania – the migration, open plains of the Serengeti and the local culture.
Rwanda – the gorillas, the history and the people
Uganda – the gorillas and the wildlife
Spot the Big 5 on safari in the famous Sabi Sands Reserve, cruise along the Chobe River in a house-boat whilst game viewing. Visit to the spectacular Victoria Falls on a guided tour and sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Stay and explore the beautiful winelands of Franschhoek and the vibrant city of Cape Town.Prices from $7,690pp twin share including 15 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners, private transfers, private guided day tours in Cape Town & Franschhoek, morning and afternoon game drives with a professional guide and tracker, guided tour of Victoria Falls and sunset cruise on the Zambezi river. Land Only.
For Travel from May – September 2018.
For a detailed itinerary, please call or email me 0421 156 650 or email@example.com
Seek out the Big 5 at this beautiful lodge in a private game reserve, stand in awe of the mighty Victoria Falls and explore the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, wander the quaint streets of Franschhoek, the food & wine capital of South AfricaExplore here Ask me for a price.
Save A$500 per couple and head to South Africa for nine nights on this affordable package which include four nights on safari in search of the Big 5, two nights’ wine tasting in beautiful village of Franschhoek, known as the food & wine capital of South Africa, three nights exploring the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town from only A$3,999 per person twin share.
Includes all meals, selected drinks, game viewing activities whilst on safari, breakfast in Cape Town and Franschhoek and two day tours.Explore here Travel dates 01 May - 31 August 2018 / Land Only
Head on safari and enjoy the best of Botswana when you explore the waterways of the Okavango Delta in a mokoro, game drive in Savuti with an abundance of wildlife, cruise the Chobe River famous for it’s large herds of elephants and stand before the mighty Victoria Falls.Explore More Ask me for a price
This unique Africa Explored itinerary will take you to Cape Town – Wineland – Sabi Sands – Chobe River – Victoria Falls – Masai Mara – Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park – Zanzibar & Stonetown.
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Gail had a hand in every detail of my trip to Fiji, both big and small. Leaving the big island I headed north and caught a ferry to a mysterious island and simply simply trusted Gail’s decision to send me there
I would have not hesitation in recommending Gail from Travel Manages. She provides an extremely helpful and professional service. Any changes I made to our itinerary were never a problem. I felt like we were looked after in every aspect of the process and this kind of service really makes you feel special.
I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thankyou to Gail for helping us book a fantastic holiday to South Africa, which exceed all our expectations. Great job and so well organised. The little touches made the holiday special. The basket of goodies provided in our accommodation in Cape Town was really appreciated, and unexpected. All the wonderful accommodation along the way. Best holiday ever and cannot thankyou enough.
Gail was brilliant. I've planned two previous trips to Africa using her knowledge and my most recent trip to New Zealand went just as well. Gail was able to find and book tours that met our interests and desire, and ensured all accommodation and transfers ran smoothly. Gail was always happy to be contacted should there have been any issues - which there were none. We'll certainly be using her services at some point again in the future! :-)
Gail, you're a gem. Thank you so much for your help and expertise in planning our NZ trip, everything went so smoothly. You are now firmly stuck with us as ongoing clients! We look forward to working with you on the next trip.
Gail Hughes prepared an excellent itinerary for our recent trip to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. There was not one hiccup during our month long journey in which she organised flights, transfers, accommodation, car hire, excursions and some meals. Gail went above and beyond her duties to ensure our holiday was above our expectations every day.
Thank you, Gail, for the logistics and your attention to detail on our recent holiday to South Africa. Your scheduling of our private transfers, your recommendations of the exceptional hotels and exciting activities and the Rovos Rail trip made our holiday all the more special. Orlando and Trilby
Right from our initial meeting with Gail, you could see that she was well informed of the areas we wanted to travel to. She personally met with us and discussed our travel itinery, our accommodation choices and our budget. From there Gail created an amazing trip which was within our budget, exceeded our expectations and went without a hitch. If you are a person that likes attention to detail then Gail will deliver that and more. Will definitely recommend and use Gail again for any overseas travel that I will do.
Gail, Thankyou so much for organising our holiday to South Africa and neighbouring countries. Our itinerary was fantastic with all connections, tours, & transfers like clockwork. We look forward to you organising another journey!