Tanya Drummer

At the age of 20, Tanya and her (now) husband decided to travel through southern Africa without a plan or schedule. They released themselves from all commitments and hit the road for what would be an amazing experience. The experience opened her eyes to the diverse beauty of the African landscape, people and wildlife. She then expanded her horizons abroad for a few years before returning to Cape Town and fortuitously ending up in the tourism industry, working as a junior travel consultant.

Tanya specialises in tailor-made luxury holiday travel for FITs and especially loves helping with multi-generational and special occasion travel like honeymoons and anniversaries to southern Africa.

Tanya has a few favourite destinations. Her favourites include: Sabi Sands for its big cats and great game viewing, Tswalu for its amazing diverse experience, and the Okavango Delta for its remote beauty and romantic feel.

Outside of work, Tanya dedicates most of her time to her husband and three children. Family holidays tend to be coastal camping trips as all the family enjoy the great outdoors and water-based activities such as surfing, swimming and snorkelling.

What’s been your favourite safari experience?

It’s difficult to pick just one – but certainly the most memorable experience was watching an exciting sighting of a lioness climbing a tree to steal a leopard’s kill (which that leopard had actually stolen from another leopard). The rest of the lion pride were circling the tree, waiting for their turn to grab the kill when it fell.

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

Please don’t make me choose just one! My top three are sleeping under the stars in the Namib; exploring the remote waterways of the Okavango Delta; and watching an exciting predator hunt in the Sabi Sands.

Top tip for clients?

Dress in layers so that you can add or peel off clothes as the temperatures change dramatically within hours.

Featured Accommodations

Matetsi Victoria Falls

Matetsi Victoria Falls lies in a private reserve 40 km (25 miles) upstream of Victoria Falls. Two camps, each with nine suites (including a family suite), stretch out along the bank of the Zambezi River. Suite interiors are light and airy with a simple elegance and contemporary feel. Enjoy game…

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Londolozi Tree Camp

The first game reserve to be given Relais & Châteaux status, Londolozi continues to lead the way in luxury African safaris. Tree Camp’s 6 private suites are raised on stilts on the tree-lined bank of the Sand River, in the Sabi Sands. Game viewing is exceptional with Londolozi being famous…

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Azura Benguerra Island

Azura Benguerra Island is in the Bazaruto Archipelago, off the coast of Mozambique. 20 beautifully appointed villas lie just footsteps from a broad, white-sand beach. Each villa has its own plunge pool, thatched sala for afternoon naps, and a butler-host who’ll set up dinners in different locations or fetch you…

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Featured Destinations

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sand Game Reserve is regarded as one of the oldest and finest game reserves in southern Africa. Located in the southwestern corner of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The reserve shares a 50-kilometre unfenced border with the Kruger National Park which means the thousands of animals that live in…

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Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve

The uniqueness of the safari experience at Tswalu is in the beauty of the 100 000-hectare southern Kalahari wilderness. With a variety of interactive safari experiences, the reserve offers wide open spaces, rolling savannah landscapes and the Korranaberg mountains. Guests can view game on foot, on horseback or in 4×4…

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Okavango Delta

Journey to the Okavango Delta, and experience a few magical days exploring this vast and extraordinarily beautiful oasis. Located in the north-west of Botswana, the Delta is made up of floodplains, waterways, forested islands and lily-dotted lagoons. A true wilderness of green and blue fanning out of…

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