Africa Awaits Tours & Safaris
Africa Awaits Tours and Safaris

About Us

Africa Awaits Tours and Safaris is a tour operating company specialising in exclusive self-drive itineraries, guided tours and fly-in safaris within Southern Africa.
Discover with us the Africa that you have always imagined - the Africa that Awaits you!

Whether it is the diverse cultures, the vastness of the sky, the natural beauty of the landscape or the unique attraction of wildlife, there is something special about Africa that once experienced will draw you back.

Africa Awaits offers you an exciting way to tailor make your visit to this majestic region. Our aim is to provide you with an unforgettable holiday in the truly magnificent surrounds of Southern Africa. Since August 2000 Africa Awaits Tours and Safaris has offered a limitless variety of itineraries to suit our clients from around the world. Your trip will be carefully planned according to your specific requirements, special interests and budget.
Allow us, with our experience and extensive product knowledge, to guide you in your selections. Experience the Africa you have always imagined. 
We look forward to meeting you in Africa!
Southern Africa is our forte - with trips to East Africa an option. Take a look at some of the areas that await you and contact us to make your visit a reality.
We welcome all queries! 

Mellanie Ferreira

Trips Arranged
since 2000
Travellers from
around the world
Destinations and Activities Recommended
Years of Travel and Product Experience
Owner / Travel Operator

Mellanie Ferreira

Meet the owner! Mellanie Ferreira took over Africa Awaits in 2009 after working for the previous owner since 2002. She has curated thousands of unique itineraries since. She has lived in Gauteng and the Cape Winelands and travelled extensively throughout Southern Africa. Her passion for travel is complimented by her unrivalled product knowledge, both of which have allowed countless visitors to experience Africa in a manner that uniquely suits their individual interests, budget and taste. Mellanie works hand in glove with you throughout your entire trip to ensure it’s success.

Senior Travel Consultant

Donay Valentine

Meet Donay, passionate and absolutely excited for all things travel - Donay has been in the industry for 17 years - having consultant experience in almost every field in the industry. The sheer beauty and awe of our country South Africa, brought her back to Leisure travel. She is fairly well travelled throughout South Africa and knows many of the holiday spots like the back of her hand. Every trip and booking we do at Africa Awaits is unique to each traveller, opening up the opportunity to new discoveries along the way. A keen networker, (if time permits) she tries to attend as many travel workshops as possible to stay up to date of any changes and new developments in the industry. Every new quotation request is like the start of a new puzzle - piecing together an unforgettable trip to Southern Africa - showing its beauty and people to the rest of the world fills her with pride. Contact us today to have your 'puzzle' built by our passionate and bubbly networker Donay! Africa Awaits.... question is, what are you waiting for?

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