“We have over a century of luxury travel industry experience and knowledge within our team which enables us to deliver expert advice every time.”

The Grand Africa Safaris Team:

Marcelo Novais


Managing Director


Marcelo Novais has over 15 years of experience operating as a product, operations and training manager within the luxury tour operators in São Paulo, Brazil. This background has given him expertise and unique insights into the demands and high expectations of boutique travel agencies and your valuable clients.

Emma Perrin


Luxury Travel Designer


Emma is a passionate travel designer who is dedicated to detail and the highest level of service. Emma has worked in both the B2B and B2C sector, thus she understands the needs of both agents and their clients, and how to ensure that their expectations are exceeded when working with Grand Africa Safaris.

Najmah Jakoet


Luxury Travel Designer


Najmah works towards one goal when it comes to her career: to make sure clients have an unforgettable holiday and that they leave with a longing to return to Africa to explore it further. With 15 years experience in the travel industry, Najmah successfully does just that.

Sharlene Smith


Luxury Travel Designer


Based in the US, Sharleen Smith is our on-the-ground, Luxury Travel Designer who ensures that our agents have everything they need at their fingertips. Sharleen has unrivaled experience in the travel industry and will ensure that your clients receive the ultimate luxury safari in East Africa.

Khadijah Mohamed


Luxury Travel Designer


Khadija is our latest addition to the Grand Africa Safaris team. Going on her 14th year of working in the travel industry, she has extensive knowledge to share with her clients. Her passion for people, nature and travel makes her a perfect fit for our team.  

Charles Mwanisawa


Operations Manager


Charles is our on-the-ground operations manager in Arusha, Tanzania. Having been in the industry for 10 years, Charles is an expert in executing life-changing luxury safaris for our clients.

Nico Janse van Noordwyk


Finance Manager


Nico plays a vital part in the operations of Grand Africa Safaris. His love for numbers, as well as travel makes for a winning combination. 

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We have over a century of luxury travel industry experience and knowledge within our team which enables us to deliver expert advice every time.