Cara Van

About Us

A South African Ranger and a safari tragic Aussie – born on different continents and brought together by the love of the African bush! Fittingly we met on safari in 2012 at Kambaku Safari Lodge (South African private game lodge) where Van was the Pring family’s guide. We married at Karongwe Private Game Reserve (also South Africa) in April 2016 and after living together in Sydney (Australia) for 4 years and spending most of our savings on safari trips, we decided to move over to South Africa and live in the bush. As you read this we are probably hanging out with elephants or lions somewhere in Southern Africa and missing our own awesome cat Oli who is back in Australia!

Combined we have spent a ridiculous amount of time in land rovers and 4WDs searching for game in the African bush (admittedly Van has clocked up most of the hours given he spent so many years as a safari guide, which is really just cheating) – between us we have covered a good chunk of game reserves in the African continent, including in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and a little bit in Zimbabwe. We started this website not to make money (if we end up doing that though we won’t complain) but because we are CRAZY PASSIONATE about going on safari and feel like we can help others get the most from their experience (as well as convince people to tick it off their bucket list in general!). Van is a qualified and experienced safari guide and I’m a qualified and experienced safari researcher and safari-goer as well as a wildlife photography enthusiast (see our instagram). We would love to help you get the most of your next safari!

Please contact us if you are thinking about going on safari in Southern Africa as we’d love to provide advice or help you put together an itinerary. If you are looking for a guided trip, we can also help with that. Or if you find yourself in Southern Africa and would like to catch up for a coffee to swap stories of sightings, let us know!

Cara & Van x


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