About Us


Who is Discovering Africa?

Inspired to Bring You Africa

For over thirty years, we have been introducing Africa’s spectacular destinations to the world and showcasing the beauty and wonder of our landscapes to happy visitors. Our extensive travel experience, solution-focused approach and broad network of creative travel experts mean that you always enjoy the best experiences Discovering Africa with us.

We have a passionate love of Africa and take great pride in what we do. Each of our tailormade packages, guided journeys and day tours are underlined by our sincere love and appreciation for Africa, its natural environment and local communities.

As a specialist tour operator, we excel in removing the sometimes complex challenges of travelling to Africa’s extraordinary destinations and coordinate your arrangements to provide a full travel solution tailored to your specific requirements. Our goal is to give you the best African experiences at a fair price, which is why we always deliver seamless service and attention to detail, wherever you travel with us.

Discovering Africa is part of Cullinan Holdings Ltd, whose main shareholder is The Travel Corporation, a family-owned entity with 45 offices worldwide and an envied reputation for delivering quality, service, and value.

Elizabeth Edwards

Meet Elizabeth Edwards

I have worked in inbound tourism in Southern Africa since 1992. My experience in every aspect of the industry, coupled with my extensive travels and my love for Africa gives me a great sense of excitement every time I book a trip for a client. I feel privileged to be able to showcase this incredible part of the African continent to travellers visiting from all over the world.

Travel logistics within Southern Africa can be complicated and sometimes a little tricky, which is why we provide a full travel solution consisting of tours, transfers and accommodation, backed up by an extensive infrastructure at every destination. Our goal is to ensure you enjoy a trouble-free travel experience.

I am personally involved in every aspect of your Southern African holiday, from the initial planning to the final delivery. Discovering Africa is a small, boutique agency with the backing and infrastructure of a tourism giant. Booking through us gives you the best of both worlds.


Responsible Travel

We support The TreadRight Foundation and encourage responsible travel. TreadRight is The Travel Corporation’s hub for all corporate social responsibility efforts, and manages a long-standing grants program that benefits sustainable tourism projects.

To date, TreadRight has committed more than USD 2million to projects worldwide, and encourages industry best practice through their support for the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, The Travel Foundation & Tourism Cares.


How We Tread Right (HWTR) is The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) new five-year sustainability strategy, which sets the mandate on sustainability at Discovering Africa and our sister travel companies. Our strategy is based on 11 measurable goals developed to address Discovering Africa’s impact on Planet, People, and Wildlife. These goals, anchored to the United Nations’ Global Goals, address:

Planet – sustainability and conservation by targeting climate change, sustainable food production and responsible consumption through carbon management, renewable energy, the food cycle, waste reduction, and the elimination of single-use plastics.

People – community support and cultural preservation by targeting overtourism through the inclusion of new Make Travel Matter experiences, the creation of a standalone strategy to encourage greater diversity and inclusion at Discovering Africa, and our global give-back efforts.

Wildlife – conservation and protection by targeting animal welfare and conservation, and ethical wildlife experiences through TreadRight’s Animal Welfare Policy.

Learn more about how choosing Discovering Africa means choosing a travel company that puts sustainability and the planet at the core of everything we do.

Discover Africa knowing that your every need is taken care of, every step of the way.


Featured Testimonials

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Jeff and I returned to the US today!  I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your help and putting together the trip, what an amazing time.  To facilitate an itinerary and trip like this so seamlessly is impressive!  You are very good at what you do.  We can't thank you enough for making our trip memorable and my 50th birthday extra special!

Raphael - USA
Elizabeth, I just wanted to send you a note thanking you for such an excellent trip. Our friends had referred us to you after they had such an amazing experience and now we have returned, are doing the same. Every place we stayed at was incredible, the service seamless. Our transports were always on time and incredibly wonderful to work with. Thank you for arranging the trip of a lifetime. We will be back!

Sasha - Florida, USA
Dear Elizabeth, warm greetings from Oman! Ahad and Hisham landed yesterday back from SA having spent 12 mesmerizing nights. A big 'thank you' to you personally from all of us for such a flawless and amazing arrangement. A&H were both very impressed and mind blown with South Africa, the stays, the tours and all of the arrangements. All went perfectly, and they are back here safe and happy with lots of beautiful memories.

Nudhar - Oman