Buckley was so drawn to the region that she moved to Zambia in 2016 and spent two years living and working as a safari manager in a camp at the gateway to South Luangwa National Park. During her time there, she developed new skills working on the frontline of the hospitality industry and hosting safari guests from all over the world.
Returning to Australia in early 2018, passionate about sharing her love for and knowledge of Africa, she established her new travel brand, Africa Safari Experts. Buckley is a fully licensed Australian travel agent and a Virtuoso member, and is able to provide clients with personal destination and product expertise plus the many benefits of her extensive network of suppliers and local contacts.
Africa Safari Experts offers a selection of tailor-made, all-inclusive packages in Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Egypt, Mauritius and Madagascar. The company also create bespoke itineraries tailored to meet a client’s brief and budget. Guests can enjoy classic African safari experiences, remote wilderness adventures, walking safaris, photography tours, private group self-drive itineraries, community encounters, bespoke family itineraries, canoeing and trekking, tours of world-class wineries, activities for thrill seekers and more.
The company is committed to ecotourism and contributes directly to the protection of endangered African wildlife and local communities through its conservation and community tours. Travelling with Africa Safari Experts enables travellers to experience and support local protection programs as well as the custodianship of the local people.
“Whether your dream is to ride horseback through the Maasai Mara, galloping after the zebra that cut across your path; stopping for sundowners under the shade of an acacia tree and falling asleep to the sounds of the African bush; or to wake at midnight and make the final ascent to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro to watch the sunrise, we can help make it happen,” Buckley said.
“Our qualified and highly experienced guides and scouts can take clients walking among lions, elephants and leopards in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, or bring them face to face with a mountain gorilla in Uganda. Africa is brimful of unique wildlife, landscapes and cultural experiences and we help our clients find them.”
“We pride ourselves on our commitment to meeting and exceeding client expectations through our attention to detail, communication, honesty, networks, training and strong relationships with suppliers across Africa. We aim to deliver a world-class experience for every client,” she said.
Some of Africa Safari Expert’s highlight itineraries include:
- Karisia Walking safari Kenya
- Remote Luangwa Zambia
- Sustainable Safari & Conservation Zambia
- South Africa Safari
- Wellness Retreat Cape Town
Buckley is based on the Gold Coast but regularly travels to Sydney. Contact her at email@example.com
For more information, enquiries or bookings visit: www.africasafariexperts.com.au