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About

The Africa Safari Co. is a 100% Australian owned tour operator located in Sutherland, New South Wales. We specialise in tailor-made and scheduled safaris to Southern and East Africa, encompassing but not limited to countries such as South Africa, Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania as well as Egypt, the Indian Ocean islands and Madagascar.

2021 marks our 24th year of operation and during this time we have successfully arranged holidays to many different parts of Africa for thousands of happy travellers. Whether this is your very first trip to Africa or you have been so many times that your friends now refer to you as ‘Bwana’, when you need unsurpassed experience in designing your ideal African safari holiday, it is best to go with an expert.

We predominantly use small, exclusive lodges and tented camps to ensure our clients experience the untouched and more remote areas of Africa. We also have a variety of safari options that can be mixed and matched to create a holiday that suits your individual requirements. Whatever your preferred style of travel, be it a self drive holiday, an overland camping safari or a deluxe lodge safari with all the trimmings, we have the experience necessary to build your trip of a lifetime.

When you book your holiday with The Africa Safari Co. you can rest assured that we are a member of the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS), so your hard earned holiday money is secure.

Africa is a destination that requires first hand experience and local knowledge. The consultants at The Africa Safari Co. pride themselves on the fact that they have travelled extensively throughout Africa. With this experience, we can give you correct and up to date information on the areas to be visited and the accommodation required.

A few good reasons to book with The Africa Safari Co:

  • We were voted Best Specialty Wholesaler at the 2016 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards and a Finalist in 2018
  • We were voted Best Niche Wholesaler at the 2013 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards and a Finalist in 2014.
  • Our staff have over 100 years experience in designing and selling safaris to Africa.
  • We offer totally flexible safari options – you tell us what you want and we will design it.
  • Great value for money holidays that have been thoroughly researched and proven to be successful.
  • We are a small company that gives excellent personalised service and quality guaranteed.
  • We only sell Africa – therefore we are confident that we have the most up-to-date knowledge, and can provide you with expert advice.
  • We have excellent buying power with operators in Africa thereby ensuring you get the most competitive prices around.
  • When you need a company with the expertise to design your perfect safari, look no further than The Africa Safari Co.

Don’t just see Africa. Come and EXPERIENCE Africa with us.

The Africa Safari Co.

Susie Potter
Jodi Dean
Jules Insall
Karen Nunn
Danielle Turner
Darren Partridge
Emma Davey
Susie Potter

Susie Potter

Owner and Chief Executive Officer

After falling in love with Africa during the late 80’s and early 90’s and after numerous trips to this great continent, in 1997 I decided to open The Africa Safari Co. I made the decision back then that Africa was the only destination I wanted to sell, it has so much variety and excitement that I didn’t want, or need, to sell anything else. To this day, I have stood true to my word.

I have travelled extensively throughout all of Southern and East Africa, Egypt, and Indian Ocean Islands over the last 33 years. I have enjoyed in depth visits to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, DRC (Zaire), Mauritius and the Seychelles. My husband and two daughters have travelled with me throughout most of these Africa trips in the last 19 years, and therefore can class myself as an expert in Family travel.

I prefer to travel at the high end of the spectrum, but rest assured, any trip to Africa is a life changing experience. There is nothing better than an overnight journey on board the Blue Train, or sipping champagne at sunset overlooking the Savannah of East Africa, or coming face to face with an Elephant on the Chobe River, or just lazing on the white sandy beaches of Mozambique. My experience of over 100 safari holidays/business trips and conferences to Africa in the last 30-odd years would rate me as one of the most experienced African Travel Agency business owners in Australia. This was qualified when The Africa Safari Co were awarded the honour of “Best Niche Wholesaler” in Australia in 2013 and then “Best Specialty Wholesaler” in 2016.

Jodi Dean

Jodi Dean

Administration Manager

Hi my name is Jodi and I am a Consultant in the Document Team and will always lend a helping hand in consulting when required. I have been with The Africa Safari Co. for the past nine years and have been fortunate to travel to Kenya in 2012, South Africa in 2014 and Mauritius in 2016. So much to see, visit and learn about Africa and I love every day getting to know that little bit more. I have worked in the Travel Industry for close to 30 years from Australian Airlines Reservations, Qantas Corporate Travel and now here in wholesale with The Africa Safari Co. Team. I also have a love for Cruising where I can sit, relax and watch the world go by.

Jules Insall

Jules Insall

Business Development Manager Victoria, SA, WA, NT, Tas & NZ

I have spent my working career in the Travel Industry with a speciality in destination tourism. I was employed at Rail Plus in 1993 which dealt with worldwide rail travel, which then blossomed into working for Great Southern Rail, operators of The Ghan and Indian Pacific Trains in sales and operations. I have had fond memories of the Ghan since I was a child so comes as no surprise that this was a career highlight, especially to work on board the first Ghan services to Darwin. In 2006 I progressed to on-road sales with Kirra Tours, a New Zealand wholesaler, which gave me absolute pleasure to visit over 40 times in 6 years. After the Christchurch Earthquake, tourism suffered which resulted in my move to The Africa Safari Co in 2012, and I have now developed a very passionate dedication for promotions of Southern & East Africa. I am very privileged to have visited Africa 15 times, and have it in my blood. I love the thrill of safari, the fact that is unpredictable, and creating “Bush Theatre” at its finest. I also quite handy with the camera and the pen, so am known to take a photo. I published my first book “My Desert Backyard” in 2013 based on my travel experiences both work and personal within the Australian Outback.

Karen Nunn

Karen Nunn

Senior Consultant

After travelling 6 months from Malawi to London on an overland tour, I embarked on my career in Travel. During my career I have worked in most areas of the travel industry.  At TASCO I have the pleasure of working exclusively with my all-time favourite destination AFRICA!

I’ve travelled extensively in Africa from Cairo to Cape Town, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and seen the awe inspiring Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda, one of my most memorable experiences.

I have travelled far and wide across the globe to Europe, UK, North America including Alaska and Canada, South America including the Galapagos Islands, Thailand, India, Nepal, New Zealand, South Pacific Islands, Dubai, Oman, Middle East. Can’t wait to get back to Africa soon.

Danielle Turner

Danielle Turner

Senior Consultant

I first travelled throughout Africa on an Overland camping trip and fell in love with the place, people and wildlife. Shortly after my trip in 2007 I was lucky enough to start employment with The Africa Safari Co. It’s my dream job, and have been here ever since.

Since working for Susie I have been lucky enough to travel back to Africa a number of times. Countries within Africa I have visited include: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda and Botswana. Other countries outside of Africa I have visited include: Europe (Italy, Switzerland, Austria and France), the UK, South America (Peru and Bolivia), Fiji, Thailand, Bali, Vanuatu and Hawaii in the USA.

Darren Partridge

Darren Partridge

Business Development Manager Qld/Nth NSW

Darren has been involved in the travel industry since 1995, specifically in the marketing and selling of Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Darren has been to Africa and Mauritius often over this time, and has travelled extensively throughout other areas of the world.

Travel experiences include: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Eswatini, Mauritius, Seychelles, Reunion, Rodrigues, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Bali, Dubai, USA, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Austria, France, Prague, England and New Zealand.

Emma Davey

Emma Davey

Senior Consultant

I had the pleasure of being a tour leader for 2 years, on a big overland truck, through 10 different countries in Africa. I have been back a few times since and can’t wait to go back! I have travelled to a lot of places in the world but nothing can compare to Africa!

Countries/Continents I have been to include Kenya, Uganda, D.R.C, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, Bali, UK, Europe, USA, South America and South East Asia


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