Meet Peter Felix
SENIOR AFRICA TRAVEL DESIGNER
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I started travelling to Africa as a young and ambitious golfer in 2002 when I headed to South Africa’s beautiful Eastern Cape for a few months. It was there that a now 20 year (and counting) love affair with the continent began, with a further 11 countries added to my list of places explored and adored. I started with the more traditional safari destinations of Zambia, Kenya and Botswana, before broadening my horizons into more remote parts of these destinations, as well as spreading my wings into more unusual destinations such as Ethiopia and Madagascar. Whether you are looking to plan a truly wild safari, off the beaten track and away from the crowds or seek a more genteel exploration of South Africa’s cities and wineries, I will be able to create the perfect trip for you.
Specialist Destinations and Experiences
Although I cover all of sub-Saharan Africa I have a special love for Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe for their fantastic wildlife and epic landscapes. As well as, of course, South Africa which will always be a very special country to me. Having stayed in a huge range of camps, lodges and hotels across all of these destinations I pride myself in being able to match the places I recommend to stay exactly to your needs. Whether you want to be right in the middle of the action in Kenya’s Masai Mara or preferred a secluded beachfront villa in idyllic Zanzibar. Then there are destinations like Ethiopia and Madagascar that offer guests a truly unique experience. Having explored these destinations in great detail, I love coming up with innovative trips that help you discover these wild and beautiful destinations.
My Top Recommendations For…
Group Celebrations: South Africa is home to some gorgeous small hotels and Cape Town’s beautiful Ellerman House stands out as one of the finest places to stay in the city. The two villas can be booked together and offer a wonderful spot to indulge and relax in the lap of luxury. With stunning modern design and decor, sprawling decks with private pools overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and world-class food and wine, there cannot be a better place for special occasions with family and friends. Pair your time in the city with some safari and a visit to the Winelands and you’ve got the recipe for a perfect Africa celebratory trip.
Adventure Trips: If you are looking to escape the crowds and really get under the skin of Africa then I cannot recommend Southern and Western Tanzania highly enough. Start with a traditional safari in the wilds of the breathtaking Ruaha National Park, home to huge herds of elephants and packs of wild dogs before flying to the remote and beautiful plains of the Katavi National Park where you may well be the only visitors. Round off your trip on the shores of Lake Tanganyika where you will be able to track chimpanzees in the mist-shrouded Mahale Mountains. It doesn’t get better than this!
Tracking stately desert-adapted rhinos in the breathtaking deserts of Namibia’s Damaraland region is an experience I’ll never forget. The anticipation started the moment we left the lodge in the cool pre-dawn darkness. This is such a wonderful time in Africa as we watched smaller nocturnal predators scurrying back to their daytime hiding places and taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the wild. The guide got us to almost touching distance from the rhino as the sun rose over the plains which made the experience even more magical. Learning about the affinity the guides had for these majestic creatures and the lengths they are going to in protecting them through their conservation work is a truly humbling and memorable experience.
Review from Lucy Banks
The service allowed us to completely relax, we did not need to think once about the logistics of our trip which allowed us to truly enjoy our time to the maximum. Our trip was also effortlessly tailor-made to meet our preferences with no issues experienced by us at all.
Most Recent Trip
A road trip through Namibia had long been on my list to do and was the perfect way to escape a dreary English winter and enjoy some much-needed sunshine. Heading north from the quaint capital city of Windhoek I enjoyed a safari in the stunning Etosha National Park, revelling in the chance to see a huge herd of elephants drinking at a waterhole with a small pride of lion watching them warily from beneath a nearby tree. From there I headed through the deserts of Damaraland where rhinos and elephants roam before heading up the other-worldly Skeleton Coast. If you do have the time I cannot recommend a trip up here enough and the remarkable Shipwreck Lodge will undoubtedly be the highlight of your trip. The charming seaside town of Swakopmund is a great spot for a few days of rest and relaxation as well as a superb place to enjoy outstanding seafood restaurants.