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We are a small, professional and experienced team of enthusiastic people with a passion for travel and the wide-open spaces. Our aim is to share the excitement and wildlife experiences with those who wish to get away from it all and who may be new to the ecological diversity and beauty of the African sub continent.
We specialise in tailor made/flexible tours and safaris aimed at the more discerning traveller who requires personalised attention taking into account their particular interests and needs. Our tour operation aims to provide our clients with freedom of choice in order to maximise the holiday experience within budget and time constrainsts.

The company consists of husband and wife team Norman and Merle Clarence, who have spent the last 30 years pursuing their passion for traveling in Southern Africa. Norman and Merle have professional backgrounds in accounting and medical/teaching respectively but now devote themselves to running tours personally so as to ensure a high standard of service. Apart from their keen interest in wildlife, both are avid birdwatchers and Norman is currently treasurer and vice-chairman of the Witwatersrand Bird Club in Johannesburg.

Our intimate knowledge of the regions climate, geography, ecology and its people and politics, enable us to offer a unique and customised service not adequately provided by the larger overseas travel agents and tour operators. All tours are led by experienced and SATOUR registered guides. Accommodation is booked in accordance with client preference ranging from five star luxury game lodges and hotels to chalets and camping. In remoter wilderness areas where camping is the only alternative our tents are large and roomy with stand up room, stretchers, foam mattresses etc. - we rough it in style! Our vehicles and equipment are top of the range to ensure reliability and comfort.

We treasure our African heritage and are committed to the belief that the future preservation of some of the few remaining true wilderness areas of the world can be achieved through a combination of tourism, conservation and the upliftment of the communities that surround these regions. Committed to expanding the ethics of preservation for the benefit of all, our company supports local conservation initiatives and community empowerment projects wherever possible.

Personalised care and service is our hallmark. All you need do is get in touch with us and let us do the rest. So, come with us and experience the best Southern Africa has to offer.


Tel: +27 (0)11 477 2089 Fax: +27 (0)11 477 3585
Email:merlan@global.co.za