Desiree Fredericks

Desiree has been in the tourism industry since 1998. She’s travelled throughout Southern and East Africa, as well as visiting Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, the Okavango Delta in Botswana, and – most recently – the Serengeti.

Having worked with clients from different nationalities her expertise lies in tailor-making FIT trips, and assisting throughout the planning process as well as on their travels. Discovering new routes keeps life interesting and doing it together with her close-knit family is a bonus. In her free time, Des coaches Bootcamp to groups of friends and acquaintances, and appreciate that hard works pays off!

What’s been your favourite safari experience?

It was a lifelong dream to finally see the Zebra and Wildebeest Migration in the Serengeti, Tanzania.

Pick one place in Africa that’s forever in your heart?

That’s a hard toss up! It’s between the Serengeti, Tanzania and the Okavango Delta for me.

Top tip for clients?

Elephant lovers will absolutely enjoy the Hide out at Little Makololo in Hwange National Park (Zimbabwe). Be picky about a “room with a view” at a lodge with nearby watering holes for animals. And ladies don’t forget a versatile scarf: it protects your neck, shoulders, or doubles as a wrap around at the pool.

Your favourite client story?

A marriage proposal in Cape Town’s beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens! I went ahead of the couple to set up a romantic picnic, organised a bagpiper, as she was Irish, and walked around with the client’s camera to take the photos after he popped the question (I felt like the paparazzi!). I was praying that she’d say yes! And she did! It was a wonderful memory to last a lifetime.

Featured Accommodations

Sanctuary Chief’s Camp

Situated on the southern edge of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, this luxury safari camp was the former royal hunting reserve of Chief Moremi. Wildlife and wilderness are as abundant here. With some of the largest suites in the area, each suite has its own pavilion with an outside seating area and…

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Tswalu Tarkuni

Tswalu Tarkuni was originally built as the private residence of the Oppenheimer family. This 5-suite homestead can be booked for exclusive use, and has as understated elegance and intimate family home fee. You’ll have your own private chef, safari guide and secluded piece of the Kalahari to explore.

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Shamwari Explorer Camp

During South Africa’s summer season, Shamwari Game Reserve expands its offerings even further by opening the Explorer Camp. Set in malaria-free Eastern Cape, South Africa, this once-in-a-lifetime experience takes you on a guided walking safari of the surrounding land. Tents are placed in close proximity without encroaching on other tents…

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Featured Destinations


Namibia is a country of contrasting landscapes from the earth’ oldest desert, predator-rich game reserves and rugged mountains to modern cities and coastal resort towns. But no southern Namibia safari is complete without visiting the majestic red dunes of Sossusvlei.

The Namib Desert is the oldest…

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North Island

A small granite island, North Island is a beautiful tropical island in the Seychelles. It’s one of Seychelles’ 42 inner islands and has four pristine beaches. It’s a private island with turquoise waters and secluded beaches in the middle of the Indian Ocean. This pristine island offers a natural haven…

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Lying off the east coast of Africa is Madagascar, a destination like no other. The fourth-largest island on earth, Madagascar offers a unique mix of palm-fringed beaches, lush rainforests, and savanna plains punctuated by towering baobab trees. One of the island’s best-known attractions is its lemurs. There are over 100…

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Featured Tours

Golf, Wine & Safari Experience

In just under 2 weeks you’ll experience the best of Cape Town, the magnificent Cape Winelands, beach-lined Garden Route and a wildlife safari at a private reserve. As for the golf, we’ve included 6 rounds at top courses including South Africa’s #1 course, The Links at Fancourt.

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