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    Gail Hughes

    Gail Hughes

    Personal Travel Manager

    based-in Based in Narangba, QLD

    T: 0421 156 650

    E: gail.hughes@travelmanagers.com.au

    Business Hours: Monday to Friday 09h00 - 17h00

    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

    About Me

    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.

    Travel With Kidz

    Where I've Travelled

    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

    East Africa

    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!

    Destinations I'm Passionate About

    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!

    Services I Provide

    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

    ✔ Honeymooners

    ✔ Destination weddings

    ✔ Photographic Journeys

    ✔ Golfing holidays

    ✔ Adventure holidays

    ✔ Cruising

    ✔ River Cruising

    ✔ Small group tours

    ✔ Food & Wine tours

    ✔ Travel Insurance

    My Brochures

    Forgotten Tribes of Ethiopia

    Forgotten Tribes of Ethiopia

    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.

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    Ultimate Soul-Full Safari

    Ultimate Soul-Full Safari

    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.

    Read full itinerary here
    Vietnam Culinary Adventure

    Vietnam Culinary Adventure

    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

    TOUR
    INCLUDES
    11 Nights - 3 & 4 Star Boutique Hotels
    1 Night - Ha Long Bay Junk
    Airport Transfers
    3 cooking classes
    3 city tours
    Countryside bicycle tour
    Perfume River boat cruise
    Noi Restaurant Dinner
    Mekong Delta full day tour

    Click here to read the detailed itinerary
    Madagascar in depth

    Madagascar in depth

    Everything you need to know if Madagascar is at the top of your bucket list.

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    Meet South Africa Guide

    Meet South Africa Guide

    Your guide to South Africa

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    Tanzania

    Tanzania

    Your guide to Tanzania

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    Zambia

    Zambia

    Your guide to Zambia

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    Kenya

    Kenya

    Your guide to Kenya

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    First time to Africa, not sure where to go?

    First time to Africa, not sure where to go?

    Take a look at these inspirational itineraries and some of my favourite places to stay.

    Why ….

    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

     

     

     

     

    My latest deals

    Cape, Safari & Waterfalls

    Cape, Safari & Waterfalls

    12 Nights - Cape Town - Safari - Victoria Falls

    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

     

    Click here to view itinerary Twin share, land only.
    Waterfalls, Wildlife & Winelands

    Waterfalls, Wildlife & Winelands

    Sabi Sands - Victoria Falls - Cape Town - Franschhoek

    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 Africa

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    Safari, Winelands & Cape

    Safari, Winelands & Cape

    Greater Kruger National Park - Cape Town - Franschhoek

    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
    Botswana & Victoria Falls Explorer

    Botswana & Victoria Falls Explorer

    Explore the Okavango Delta - Savuti - Chobe River & Victoria Falls

    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.

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    Africa Explored

    Africa Explored

    32 days, 5 Countries and countless experiences

    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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    Southern Africa Journey - May to September 2018

    Southern Africa Journey - May to September 2018

    Sabi Sands - Chobe River - Victoria Falls - Franschhoek - Cape Town

    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 gail.hughes@travelmanagers.com.au

    Click here for more information Land only

    Inspired Magazine

    Take time for contemplation with our latest edition of Inspired Magazine, Read our latest edition of Inspired Magazine online here.

    Inspired Magazine

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    Kenya
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    Tanzania
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    Fiji
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    Zanzibar
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    Victoria Falls
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    Chobe National Park, Botswana
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    Reunion Island
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    New Zealand - Skiing Trip
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    Ovation of the Seas
    Docked at Sydney
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    South Island, New Zealand

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    News and Blogs

    Latest Blog

    Thinking about an African Safari in 2018.

    Here is my blog on where to go, when to go and what to expect on safari!
    Where and When to go on Safari

    African experiences not to be missed

    Over the past fifteen years I have travelled to Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania, and has compiled a list of my quintessential African experiences.
    Read about them here