sandi savadier

Once in a Lifetime Trips

My passion is my work. I started Thandeka Africa in 1994, in that exciting moment when our democracy was born and Nelson Mandela became our President. Like democracy, it has been a rollercoaster ride, one of discovery, adventure and constant learning. I have developed longstanding relationships with my clients and as they see the continent through my eyes, I re-discover it afresh through theirs.

I put together once-in-a-lifetime trips that are custom-designed and have included romantic honeymooners in exclusive game lodges, hippies in campervans and guest lodges, over the top 13-year old Barmitzvah boys flying mirage jets, American girl soccer players doing community work, and my favorite, a bunch of wild 50 year old women rediscovering life, love and passion in Africa.

Not only will I give you wildlife, but also amazing art, scenery and history. Thandeka Africa particularly enjoys introducing visitors to locals, and arranging encounters at a face-to-face human level. We like to think of tourism as an insight into the diversity of living and being.

In the lifespan of Thandeka Africa - budget airlines have come and gone, hotels have collapsed, the world banks have gone under, Presidents have been evicted from office, there have been floods, droughts and earthquakes - but I am happy to say - I have never had a stranded or unhappy client!

Send me a mail. I'll get back to you immediately, with ideas and suggestions. All I need is an idea of when you want to travel, number of people, likes / dislikes / high end or moderate, and any special interests.

My prices are competitive. I will not only inspire you, I will be your back-up while on holiday, and will be your travel co-ordinator from start to finish. Mail me at

My clients have included Neil Young, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, John Lithgow, Joe Bloggs and you!

Tailor-Made Itineraries

Offering you tailor-made itineraries to suit your interests and budget.
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