Your Safari Specialist 2017-09-13T15:17:52+00:00

ABOUT ME – YOUR PERSONAL SAFARI SPECIALIST

My name is Tom Schovsbo and I am an Africa safari specialist. My experience from the African continent goes back a few years.

On the 1st of January 1970, I took my first steps on African soil. I had just disembarked from an East African Airways DC3 that landed at Arusha. My parents had just moved us from Denmark to Tanzania, the start of a new adventure. Fortunately, we had a reliable guide to show us around and all went well!  Since then, I have traveled from Kenya’s Lake Turkana to the Namib desert and everywhere in between.

The Africa I know, is truly magnificent.

 

I own and operate Safaris and Expeditions. My family is based at Uto Farm near Arusha in Northern Tanzania and in Barcelona. I have traveled far and wide throughout East and Southern Africa, accumulating experiences from the bush. Upon completing school at Moshi by the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, I moved to England to study at University. Africa eventually lured me back in 1990.  I now operate, guide and plan exceptional safaris.

For many years, I explored Africa as an equestrian guide, guiding long-distance horse safaris through the bush. For 10 years, I worked as the General Manager and Director of a highly regarded luxury safari operator in Tanzania. At times, the company operated up to 14 semi-permanent safari camps in very remote areas. We also fielded classic mobile safaris accompanied by professional guides.  The company had a staff of around 450 people. I now market and sell safaris and assist my partners with the same. I am a partner in Manyara Ranch Conservancy which has been receiving guests since 2010.

Your safari should allow you to experience the wilderness, wildlife and its natural beauty.  A breath of fresh air, far from the daily routine and pressures. Safaris are experiences to cherish, so let me help you make the most of it!

Where you go, who you travel with and what you do, will all impact your experience. To get it right, it pays to seek help with planning and logistics. I can arrange how to get there, where to stay and offer advice of how long to stay. I determine the total costs to take away any guesswork. I advise you based on your interests and my experience. There is more to booking a good safari than selecting a program from a glossy brochure. Ask me to help you do it right.

What I do

I specialize in designing and booking custom-made safaris.  My aim is to provide you with information and advice on where to go on safari and to handle your reservations, bookings and payments.

Safaris and Expeditions was established in 2004, mainly to promote East and Southern Africa. My strength comes from my personal experiences guiding safaris and a background of managing and operating safaris since 1990.

How I operate

I work with a range of safari operators who provide me with ground services at selected destinations. Most are personal contacts, giving me confidence to sell what I believe are the best, high quality trips within each given price range.

On request, I accompany guests on safari, providing guiding and tour leader services to my guests.  And of course, I have a wealth of local knowledge and information to share with you while on safari.

SOME OF MY PARTNERS

My partners deliver outstanding quality and reliability. I take care to select the best operators within each price bracket. As an independent operator, I have no obligations to sell a particular camp or product. I always select the best option available.