“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 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.

Cassandra Labuschagne

Finance Manager

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

Lisa Nel

General Manager: Marketing & Product

Lisa Nel has over 24 years of experience in the travel industry and her wealth of product knowledge in East Africa makes her a strong asset to our team.

Marike Cronjé

Brand Manager

Having worked in the luxury travel industry for 6 years, Marike’s experience lies with marketing to high-net-worth individuals and building world-class brands.

Lindsay Krause

PR and Communications Manager

Lindsay heads up PR and Partnerships for Grand Africa Safaris. Her love for travel, combined with her excellent people’s skills has ensured long-lasting relationships with industry partners and the media.

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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.