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Toby, Africa Safari Specialist

Toby’s love of travel extended to South African soil for the first time in 2002. It was a thorough exploration, driving a 2,485 mile (4,000 km) round trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town along the coast and back up to the Kruger via the Kalahari.

His second trip to South Africa, a year later, was for his wedding. He married his wife from Stellenbosch. Since then they have lived in England where Toby’s keen interest in travel progressed into a career. Working in travel allowed Toby to further his passion for Africa and it has taken him back there every year since.

He says "There are many things I love about South Africa; its wildlife; its mountains, deserts, forests and coastline; I really love the food and the drink but I think the most compelling thing about the country is its people and their history." South Africans are some of the most upbeat, welcoming folk you'll encounter anywhere and I am yet to hear anyone say anything other than this once they have been.

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I'll never forget when…

Sitting in a safari vehicle with Fred the ranger (and a bottle of cold beer) I was in the heart of Sabi Sands watching three male lions feast on a fresh zebra kill whilst a clan of Hyenas gather around us.

We sat there for an hour watching the hyenas strategise over how they would steal the food, they made frequent unsuccessful bids.

Photos of Toby

Toby on a penguin-viewing trip in Paternoster, South Africa Toby on a penguin-viewing trip in Paternoster, South Africa
Toby at Lion Sands, Sabi Sands Private Reserve, South Africa Toby at Lion Sands, Sabi Sands Private Reserve, South Africa
Toby in Hamilton's Tented Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa Toby in Hamilton's Tented Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Photos taken by Toby

Silverback Gorilla, Impenetrable Forest, Uganda Silverback Gorilla, Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
Gorilla tracking, Impenetrable Forest,  Uganda Gorilla tracking, Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
Gorilla Tracking, Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. Gorilla Tracking, Impenetrable Forest, Uganda.
Guided forest walks from Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Guided forest walks from Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Game Drive from Madikwe Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve Game Drive from Madikwe Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve
Kayak trip to view the penguins at Paternoster Kayak trip to view the penguins at Paternoster
The Midlands, South Africa The Midlands, South Africa
Tsitsikamma National Park Tsitsikamma National Park
Leopard, The Sabi Sand Wildtuin Leopard, The Sabi Sand Wildtuin
Elephants bathing in  the Marakele National Park. Elephants bathing in the Marakele National Park.
Trumpeting from the bath. Trumpeting from the bath.
Wild Dog Kissing Wild Dog Kissing