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WHO WE ARE

Founded in 2008 by Martin Meyer a passionate conservationist, private guide and safari specialist -Martin Meyer Safaris is an authentic, owner run Destination Management Company offering seamless safaris throughout Southern & Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

Our hand-picked team of experts are well travelled, passionate about the continent and at your beck and call to ensure that your safari leaves you as enthralled with Africa and her people as we are.

Collectively our team boasts over 100 years of experience in the bespoke traveler market, which means we are perfectly placed to match accommodation and expectations to your budget, all while giving you a spectacular holiday filled with memorable experiences.

Martin Meyer Safaris is an eco-friendly, conservation centric company and our unique privately guided conservation safaris are a major drawing card for guests who want to experience an authentic “boots on the ground” African safari that encompasses luxury accommodation and experiences unique to Martin Meyer Safaris.

what we do

Whether your dream vacation is lounging at a pool in a remote wilderness area with a cocktail in hand while great herds of elephants come to slake their thirst at a waterhole, or perhaps donning a pith helmet and following in the footsteps of one of the great explorers, or possibly a hands on approach to ethical conservation efforts, our team will help bring those dreams to life by creating the perfect safari holiday package for you.

Martin Meyer Safaris ensures that each guest that travels with us has a seamless and memorable holiday. Our detailed and hands on approach to the entire process ensures that all you have to do is show up for your flight.

From the moment your plane touches down on African soil we are on hand to do the hard work for you, so that you can get straight into relaxing and unwinding.

Our team is in charge of your most precious asset, your time, and our company ethos echoes this, whether you are a family trying to escape technology and reconnect, honeymooners starting your first adventure together as a married couple or a group of friends who want quality time together away from the hustle and bustle of real life.

Allow us to make the most out of this time by matching you to the perfect lodges, hotels, guides and experiences.

how we work

Our process is simple!

From the moment you get in touch with us, you have a dedicated safari specialist who will schedule a conference call with one or all of your travelling companions. We spend some time getting to know you, what your expectations are and which experiences speak to your inner adventurer.

Your safari specialist will perfectly match properties and experiences to not only exceed your expectations but match your budget perfectly. We will present you with a unique digital web-based itinerary and quote for you to go over and amend as necessary until you are 100% satisfied.

OUr tribe

  • Martin

    Managing Director

    The Big Kahuna! Martin's passion for travel, wildlife and conservation is unrivaled. His biggest thrill is sharing this continent of ours with his guests.

    Having worked as a private guide in both Southern and East Africa, Martin is a fountain of knowledge on all things Safari. Martin's love of fine wine, spirit of adventure and wanderlust make any trip he is on one to remember for years to come.

    As an avid conservationist and active member of a number of Anti-Poaching teams, Martin's camp fire stories are the stuff legends are made of!

  • Antje

    Reservations & Ops Director

    The Juggler! Antje manages the Reservations, Operations and Product Teams with an iron fist. She likes to think of herself as a professional Gin Drinker, provided the Gin is served in a remote location.

    Her quirky personality has always stood her in good stead and she has been lucky enough to work alongside Companies such as National Geographic, Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel.

    Antje uses any excuse to travel, and she has been fortunate to be welcomed at all the lodges & hotels we use, and in some instances welcomed back!

  • Lynette

    Operations & Accounts

    The Matriarch! Lynette looks after the whole team by ensuring all the operational procedures are in place and that the bills are always paid on time. Her attention to detail is flawless.

  • owain

    Flights and Ticketing Desk

    The Problem Solver! Owain is the guy who can solve any airline related problem. He is our ticketing and fares wizz kid who somehow always manages to find the best deals on flights!

  • RYAN

    Consultant

    The Talker! Ryans passion for wildlife and travel is contagious. He shares this passion with all of his clients and ensures that they get more than they bargained for in terms of unique experiences in remote locations; but we will let him tell you all about it, in detail.

  • Corne

    Consultant

    The Wild Child! Corne works remotely in one of the most pristine wilderness areas in South Africa. She is the ultimate safari and wildlife enthusiast.  When she is not working, she spends her free time trying to capture that award winning Elephant Picture!

  • Joanne

    Groups & Incentives Consultant

    The Guru! Jo has been running Groups and Incentives for over 30 years! Her creativity is unrivaled when it comes to putting together special interest groups and corporate incentives. Her super power is her ability to move large numbers of people across countries and borders without a hitch or breaking a sweat. When she is not trying to take over the world you can normally find her enjoying a delicious Gin and Tonic in some remote location!

  • john

    Specialist Photographic Guide

    The Stalwart! John has been capturing breathtaking wildlife images since time immortal. His love for the bush and wicked sense of humor make for memorable safaris. John has travelled extensively from the northern most reaches of Southern Africa to the Stunning and Picturesque Cape. This is the man you want to be talking F stops and exposure to, his clients become friends and his interactive way of teaching ensures that the fun is brought back into Photography.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Martin is a highly guest-oriented expert on the flora,fauna, geology, climate and history of Africa. He is an extraordinary game-tracker with a remarkable knowledge of animal behavior. He can often predict "what will happen next".  He is exceptionally attentive to the health, safety, satisfaction and welfare of his guests.  My wife and I have been on a total of 7 safaris, two with Martin.  No other trip, with very well known, expensive and highly rated international firms, could begin to equal the satisfaction and pleasure of having Martin as guide and leader."

— BARRY & CATHERINE