I'm Gail. Africa Travel Specialist, crafting tailor-made safaris to South Africa, Botswana, Kenya
Tanzania & Beyond
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 and South 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
Come with us on this wild journey that takes you through some of the most remote parts of Africa and to the most incredible tribes in Ethiopia; the Surma & Mursi. Ethiopia is a country that is rich with colourful history, amazing wildlife, breathtaking scenery and fascinating tribal groups that have resisted pressures of the modern world to hold onto their ancient traditions. The Surma tribe are so remote that it can take up to five days to reach them by car, stop at various sites along the way to enjoy the magnificent landscape of Africa with rolling hills and barren deserts. Explore Addis Ababa, the largest city in Ethiopia and home of the ‘Mercato’ one of the largest open-air markets in Africa. Discover Mago National Park, Ethiopia’s newest nature reserve and home to the Mursi tribe and herds of African Elephants, Grant ’s gazelle and Burchill’s Zebra. The Mursi are known
for their body scarification and (among the women) the wearing of lip plates. If you’re lucky, you will get the chance to witness the coming of age ritual practised by this tribe of bull jumping.
We are excited to share with you the wild beauty of Africa from its magnificent wildlife, majestic scenery, and heart-racing activities, to spending time with children on their own mindful journey.
We explore a private game reserve in search of the Big 5, the adrenaline capital Victoria Falls where we will zip line through the gorge. We will immerse ourselves in the iconic cosmopolitan city of Cape Town as well as the beautiful wine lands of the Western Cape all whilst connecting within to discover a deeper sense of self-love and appreciation for all the experiences life has to offer by expanding your awareness.
Come on this soul filling adventure with us. Your mind, body, and spirit will thank you for it.
Vietnam cuisine has a profound impact on every visitor, so even when their holiday memories fade, their passion for the flavors of this
fascinating country remain.
Take a look at this exciting itinerary that will stimulate your taste buds and ignite your sense of adventure.
Experience Hanoi's delicious street food amid the chaos & colour of the Old Quarter
Compare the cooking styles of 3 distinct regions with hands on cooking classes
Enjoy sunset cocktails on your luxurious overnight boat in Ha Long Bay
Taste the wholesome goodness of a luncheon prepared by Buddhist nuns
Travel across 'Top Gear's" favourite Vietnam mountain pass with coastal views
Get up close and personal with a water buffalo and learn new gardening techniques
Stroll the peaceful lanes of historic Hoi An and get a new outfit tailored
Dine in absolute darkness and marvel at your heightened sense of taste
Meander along the Mekong Delta in a tiny sampan
11 Nights - 3 & 4 Star Boutique Hotels
1 Night - Ha Long Bay Junk
3 cooking classes
3 city tours
Countryside bicycle tour
Perfume River boat cruise
Noi Restaurant Dinner
Mekong Delta full day tour
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
Discover the best of Southern Africa and save A$1195 per couple as you indulge in 12 nights exploring the vibrant city of Cape Town, go in search of the Big 5 on safari, before heading to Victoria Falls to view the mighty Victoria Falls and cruise along the Zambezi River at sunset.
Prices from A$5,200pp twin share including private road transfers, three nights in Cape Town including breakfast, five nights at a luxury safari camp including all meals, teas & coffees, sleep-out experience & bush bath, house drinks (including house wines), laundry and wifi, 30 minutes massage per person, one night at Oliver’s Lodge in an exclusive standard room including breakfast, three Nights at a lodge in Victoria Falls including breakfast plus a private guided tour of the Fallss, sunset cruise and one lunch (excludes drinks) at the Lookout Cafe.
Travel between 01 May – 31 August 2018
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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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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.comClick here for more information Land only
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!