YOUR TRAVEL ADVISOR
You expect first rate service from your safari guide, and you can expect the same from us.
Neil Stuckenberg, owner of Southern African Safaris, has an ingrained love for the African bush and a wealth of experience within the game viewing and game lodge industries. His hands-on experience as a safari lodge owner and trained field guide, coupled with his personal relationship with our accommodation partners, makes Neil the ideal travel advisor to plan your safari adventure
Born and raised in South Africa, Neil enjoyed countless vacations to the Kruger National Park and other game reserves. He moved to the United States in the late '80's, but heeding the call of the wild, Neil and his wife returned to South Africa in 2004. And by October 2005 they were the proud owners of their very own safari lodge in the world renowned Thornybush Private Game Reserve, right next door to the Kruger National Park.
In 2005 Neil qualified as a Field and Trails Guide through the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA), and spent over 100 days conducting research and gaining valuable experience within the Kruger National Park. As the owner of a safari lodge, Neil guided over 750 game drives, more than 250 bush walks, and over 120 full-day trips into the Kruger National Park. He has successfully tracked and located - both on foot and per vehicle - every member of Africa's Big 5, as well as other fascinating and beautiful birds and animals. As a business owner, Neil transformed his lodge into a thriving establishment, winning multiple TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awards.
Also during that time Neil facilitated many bookings at the lodge and provided valuable information to his clients about their vacation in South Africa. He provided travel planning services such as transfers, guided day tours and accommodation bookings at many of South Africa's top destinations.
In 2012 Neil left his beloved African bushveld and moved back to the United States with his new family.
Neil can contact you personally. Armed with his intimate knowledge of Southern African safaris and our partnered lodges, he will tailor a Big 5 safari experience to suit your individual needs - and your budget. He can also advise you on the often overlooked logistics, such as road conditions and transfer timetables. Click here to setup a time for Neil to call you.
SOME OF OUR SAFARI PARTNERS
Elephant Plains Game Lodge offers excellent Big 5 game viewing, luxurious accommodation and sumptuous cuisine.
Hamiltons Tented Camp
Hamiltons Tented Camp reflects a safari adventure of the early 1900s, where grace and style were the epitome luxurious living.
Kambaku River Sands
Kambaku River Sands entices the guest to sit back and watch the movement of game both big and small through the camp.
Monkey Valley Resort
In close proximity to Cape Town but you will feel as if you're in another world from the minute you arrive.
The Cape Milner
It's a touch of class in the heart of Cape Town; a sophisticated sojourn against the majestic backdrop of Table Mountain.
Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway
Created to combine modern African living with unique wildlife experiences.