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Imagine Africa Safaris started its overland safaris more than 10 years ago. The company is owner run and dedicated to efficient service. All guides are registered, professionals, assuring that only the best knowledge will be shared with our clients. We offer…
to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique, Namibia and other Southern African Countries. Join us and travel across the Magadikgadi salt pans, challenge the Chobe National Park, cruise down the Zambezi River and view the mighty Victoria Falls on a 4×4 adventure of a lifetime!
All our safaris/tours can be done on a GUIDED CHAUFFEUR DRIVEN or SELF-DRIVE GUIDED basis, all of which are also PRIVATE (unless otherwise stipulated), therefore not confined to the set schedules when travelling with large groups of people you do not know. Catered for or self-catering options are available. ALL GUIDES are registered, professionals, assuring that only the best knowledge will be shared with you. Choose from camping / rustic lodging / comfortable lodging / luxurious lodging or a combination thereof. The itineraries you find on this website are POPULAR EXAMPLES and can be amended to suit your needs in any way possible. Should there be different destinations you have in mind please send them to us and we will design an itinerary just for you!
Richard van Schalkwijk, Owner of Imagine Africa Safaris (Tour Operator) is a professional tour guide and has 30 years bush experience and 20 years International Tour Guide experience. To traverse and cope with the challenges of travelling through Southern African countries, we pride ourselves on the fact that we offer experienced safari guiding, being fully familiar with African wild life and bush ecology. In most cases our safaris are totally private, giving our clients the freedom others do not experience on group excursions. Transport services are provided in air-conditioned vehicles, 4×4’s and open safari vehicles.
Some 15 years ago Richard and Amanda answered the call of Africa when they bought an equipped 4×4 safari vehicle. They decided to make their dreams a reality – and then to share the African scene with visitors from all over the globe. Richard’s story is an adventure in the wild that has gone from basic game ranger right through to owner of his own tour operations business, gaining all the experience and more necessary to efficiently and effectively run his successful businesses. The southern tip of African became his challenge, with its beauty and eco systems, its wildlife and pristine natural reserves. Richard and his wife Amanda have made their headquarters in Balule, Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province, South Africa – the central meeting place for visits to game lodges, the Kruger National Park, natural habitat and places of ethnic interest.
Imagine Africa Safaris offers every type of tour a client could wish for from the very basic in camping, combination lodged and camping to the ultimate in luxury safari. The safari vehicles are equipped for extremely comfortable touring, with all the necessary equipment from offroad recovery to camping/catering, etc. These vehicles are prepared specifically for every departing safari by Richard and technicians where necessary – safety and comfort being a priority.
Imagine Africa Safaris takes you to see Africa on a custom(tailor)-made itinerary, where your every need, even dream where possible is met or made to come true. Richard’s knowledge and experience compare with the best travel guides of today… to hear him say: “Good morning Africa” means you are about to embark on a journey of a lifetime!
Richard van Schalkwijk is a Registered Member of African Off-Road Academy AFRICAN OFF-ROAD ACADEMY is an accredited training provider under TETA (TETA09-201) to train, instruct, assess and issue an official recognised Off-Road Driver competence Certificate in relation to the unit standards US254135/254154 for 4×4 & off-road driving.
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