We don’t just love Africa, we live here and we are passionate about sharing her unspoiled treasures. We have an old fashioned approach to service and that is why our team is our greatest asset.

Our destination management team, based in South Africa, offers professional, unbiased travel expertise at great prices. Whether you want inspiration or information, we take the time to get to know you, your dreams, expectations and specific requirements. We become your travel partner, together creating a journey – moments and memories you will treasure for a life time. Our expertise is built on personal travel experience and trusted relationships in every destination. We are on the ground and on call 24/7 – ready to take your hand from the moment you leave the plane.

With two regional offices in Kasane and Vic Falls, we are perfectly positioned to provide you with the best ground handling service. You are assured of a friendly, warm welcome and a secure hand shake.

WE STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD and avoid the tourist traps! We know this may be a once in a life time opportunity for you to experience the unspoiled Africa of the early explorers and we do our utmost to make this a reality for you.

We boast a full fleet of transfer vehicles, safari vessels, fishing boats and game drive vehicles and we concentrate on THE LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE! Our vessels are registered on both sides of the River i.e. Namibia and Botswana which means that they can cruise right up the Kasai Channel (which joins the Chobe River to the Zambezi). Having owned and operated the ZAMBEZI QUEEN, we have learnt HOW TO GET OUR TIMING RIGHT. We literally choreograph our trips to avoid the mass departures – so there will be no need for you to edit another cruise boat, tourist hat or camera lens out of your holiday photos! Our vessels are equipped with toilet facilities so the earlier departure and longer cruise will not compromise your comfort.

The same can be said of our Game Viewing vehicles, which have been extended to accommodate built in cold and storage boxes which means that there wont be any “cooler boxes” crashing against your knees and ankles as you are trying to take in the sights and sounds of the wilderness. All our game drive vehicles have been equipped with ultra comfortable bucket seats (not the standard, generally hard bench seats that leave your back and spine in need of TLC)! Depending on your group size (if less than 8), we offer a “no middle” seat option at no extra charge, once again affording a clear view of the wildlife you have come to see. It goes without saying that, having operated in the area for as long as we have, our guides know where to take you, away from the maddening crowds, to nature’s perfection.

Speaking of perfection, Our, Floating Restaurant – THE RAFT, is a place where you will bump into the locals and other like minded travellers! What more can be said about this unique dining experience? The facts are it’s open daily for lunch, seats 64, is situated on the Chobe River (opposite the game rich Sedudu Island) and is accessible by water transfer… You know you are good when your competitors come for a beer and then bring their guests along too but we think Trip Advisor says it best: ìMost amazing experience of all time,î ìUnique and Wonderful,î ìBest restaurant and safari in Kasane by far!î ìA spectacularly unique African dining experience!î ìLunch amongst elephants,î ìPerfect Setting,î “I’ve just come back from a 10 day visit to Botswana & South Africa & The Raft on Chobe River was by far the best experience”

Another of our unique offerings, this time based on Lake Kariba, is our Luxury 65 foot houseboat, THE LADY JACQUELINE. The owner of Flame of Africa, Brett McDonald’s personal retreat is now open to our guests! With a classic rounded hull, no-money spared, attention to detail interior and the latest technology ensures that she is the pinnacle of under-stated luxury and comfort. Despite this, her biggest secret is her crew. This wondrously warm and unobtrusive teams’ chief desire is to see to your every need, allowing you to focus on what you there forÖ to soak up the abundant joy, surprises and mysteries of wildest Africa.

There are many routes one can take into this wilderness. Now a days most fly over head but for the lucky few that, have the time to, follow in the foot steps of the pioneers, we have the perfect mode of transport – Our custom built OKA over land safari vehicles – please don’t let your mind wander to the traditional, stereo typical “back packers” camping paradise, these vehicles are for the more discerning traveller and again do not compromise on comfort. They allow us to transport our guests to the back of beyond, where a real ëwild Africaí awaits… However the bumps and the humps will be absorbed by an outstanding air suspensions system, bucket seats, with your own door (thanks to the extended chassis) allowing for easy, no queueing, access and massive canvas windows for best viewing, an on board fridge and running water completes the list. It has been built to comfortably, reliably and safely transport both young and very old through unforgiving terrain to get up close and personal with the Africa of old.

To complete our portfolio, we have two lodges to our name. Kaza Safari Lodge, formerly known as Impalila Island Lodge. Nestled close to the junction of four countries ñ Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe ñ and near the meeting place of the mighty Zambezi and Chobe Rivers, Kaza Safari Lodge is a water-bound wonderland. With over 100km of waterways to traverse, Kaza Safari Lodge lies a mere 80km upriver from the Victoria Falls. Surrounded by rippling beds of pink-tinged water lilies, the lodge lies protectively beneath the branches of a 700 year-old Baobab tree under which, it is said, David Livingstone camped. Eight luxury en-suite chalets all with river views echo the colours of Africa. Here lies promise of excitement by day; tranquillity by night

Chobe Water Villas – A joint venture between our MD, Brett McDonald and O&L Leisure, has arguably the best location in Kasane. The 16 luxurious, spacious water villas overlook the renowned Sedudu Island and the Chobe National Park, an area that supports the greatest density of wildlife of any river system in the world.

Entrust us with you dreams, we won’t show you the world; we’ll show you Africa.

MEET THE TEAM

  • Brett Owner

    A seasoned traveller and advocate for African travel, Brett worked as a Diplomat for the United Nations from 1986 û 1989 and was attached to the PTA (preferential trade area)….

  • Carien General Manager

    As her earliest memories are of “helping” guests in her parents Sea-side hotel, it seems that Carien’s future in the world of travel was a welcome inevitability…

  • Stacey Front Office

    Fresh out of college, Stacey came to us in 2011 a clean slate, eager to expand her knowledge and it has been a pleasure to see her blossom into a valued and well loved member of our Flame of Africa team…

  • Brenda E-Marketing

    Hailing from a era where hats, gloves, perfectly applied makeup and a solid work ethic was the norm, Brenda is the epitome of old school charm…

  • Cheryl Travel Consultant

    As little footprints became big footsteps both Mom and daughter took flight and so Cheryl joined Flame of Africa in 2005…

  • Maxine Travel Consultant

    This previous jet setter flew with Emirate Airlines for many years.  Her air hostessing lifestyle made her a regular in the fashion houses of Milan…

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