A JOURNEY INTO THE WILD
We get to know our guests so that we can craft the perfect experience for you.
We pride ourselves on having real and lasting relationships with our guests who keep coming back for peak African experiences. Our knowledge, advice and support will get you further off the beaten track and deeper into true wilderness so you can disconnect in order to reconnect. Whether you’re looking for luxury, adventure or soulfulness, we’ve got you covered.
Meet the team
Founder, Private Guide & Safari Planner
I have guided since 2010 and worked at Phinda, Ngala and Londolozi Private Game Reserves in South Africa before starting Wild Again in 2018. During my early years I travelled to Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, India and throughout South America in search of wildlife and wilderness.
A turning point adventure was living in Gabon training local guides for the WWF and Smithsonian Institute, where we spent weeks at a time living like early nomads in the dense and remote coastal forests, fulfilling a life-long dream of tracking and habituating wild gorillas.
Another highlight was living with my brother for 19 unassisted days in a big five reserve. We slept out in the open, carried everything we needed to survive and walked 400km to raise funds for the Zululand Conservation Trust during Covid.
Over the years I have also qualified as a Trails Guide, Yin and Vinyasa yoga teacher and Martha Beck certified Life Coach. I draw on all of these interests and skills to help guests get the most out of their safari experience. My greatest love is reminding people of their inherent belonging to wilderness.
Founder, Private Guide & Safari Planner
Private Guide and Safari Planner
I was fortunate enough to go on my first private safari when I was seven years old. The ranger, unknowing of the profound impact this would have on my life, asked me to take the tracker’s seat and test my skills at spotting. I probably wasn’t very good but the experience stayed with me many years after.
Years later, in 2012, I completed a degree in Environmental Geographical Sciences, whilst doing wildlife courses throughout my university holidays. Upon graduating, I did my trail’s course in the Makhuleke region and then started as a guide in the Klaserie, after which I moved to Ngala Private Game Reserve in 2014 and later Walker’s Camp in the Timbavati Game Reserve. The impact of this industry and the beauty of the natural world that we share with guests is something that can’t be described and rather needs to be experienced. There is something truly magical about spending time amongst the wild of Africa; whether it be on foot, on a vehicle or on a run with all senses on edge. It’s here that we connect back to our place in the wilderness.
Private Guide and Safari Planner
I was incredibly lucky to be raised in a family that absolutely loves wildlife and nature. We were fortunate enough to have a game farm in the Eastern Cape, a province of South Africa, which solidified my love of the bush. After graduating from my Bachelors of Commerce degree where I majored in Tourism, I chose to do a guiding qualification instead of my honours. This was by far the best decision I’ve ever made and completely changed my life. I then went on to guide in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve and Mala Mala Game Reserve. After years of guiding I then took the leap to learn the management side of the industry and took on the Guest Relations Manager role at Kings Camp in the Timbavati.
I love nothing more than to be in nature and spend all of my free time hiking, birding or visiting wild places. I believe that nature is meant to be explored and enjoyed and I continue to find my career path incredibly fulfilling by helping our guests to explore Africa too.
Sales and Marketing
I grew up in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. I always had a love for learning and over the years studied a Bachelor of Commerce marketing degree, a certificate in education, an honours in education for children with learning impairments, and more recently menstrual health coaching.
I worked at Londolozi Private Game Reserve as a camp manager for 4 years between 2014 and 2018, working across all 5 camps. This is where Amy and I overlapped and became great friends. I have spent the last four years working on the super yachts, using this opportunity to travel the world. Some of my happiest years were those spent in the bush though and I continue to help the network of guests I have connected with over the years return to Africa. I’m also using my travels now as an opportunity to get those people craving a safari experience to Africa. In the future I hope to run retreats in the wilderness to help women to find greater balance in their bodies and lives.
Sales and Marketing
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We offer the greatest attention to detail, safety and integrity and provide unique, outstanding experiences for our guests.
You will be cared for each step of the way and your safari will leave you better than when you arrived.
We promise an adventure from start to finish and a holiday to be remembered.
In the beginning
Wild Again started in 2018 after Amy left the lodge-based industry where she’d been guiding for eight years.
Between 2010 and 2018 she spent each holiday exploring Africa’s prime wilderness areas with friends from the industry. It was always in these places that she felt her best self - present, happy and awed.
Wilderness guide and psychiatrist Ian McCallum puts it so well when he says, “We have to remember that our identity is intimately tied to the earth itself. To lose one’s sense of union with wild places is to pre-empt what I believe is one of the most over-looked conditions in modern psychiatry – homesickness. Often presenting as a restless depression, homesickness and a loss of wildness are the same thing. The cure to homesickness is to remember where we came from and where we belong.”
Despite living in this modern era, we are best adapted to living in a natural environment.
It’s likely because 99,9% of our evolutionary passage was spent as hunter-gatherers and our minds and bodies are not sufficiently prepared for what the technological era expects of us. Despite the increasingly technologically connected world we live in; it seems modern humans feel more disconnected from others every day. The results are not difficult to see. Depression, anxiety and feelings of hopelessness plague the modern human. And the cure to this lies in healing the human-nature split. Amy had a dream of starting a travel company that could offer guests this same chance to disconnect in order to reconnect.
A place where they could put down the hustle and bustle of life for a while, connect around a fire and regain their sense of belonging to wilderness. From a simple newsletter announcing Wild Again’s beginnings, a few of our loyal guests booked their first Wild Again safari in 2019. Each year our guest base continues to expand and grow as we focus on creating safaris that provide epic wildlife encounters, connection, restoration, excitement and fun. We’re driven to provide the best experiences in the industry and can’t wait to welcome you and your loved ones to the wilderness.
A private guide is someone who travels with you throughout your trip. With their local knowledge, hosting skills and experience they take care of all your needs, safety and logistics along the way so that you can truly rest, relax and enjoy. For those wishing to have the pinnacle safari experience, having a private guide is it.
We know a wide range of camps and we’ll advise you based on the level of luxury you would like. We lead safaris that range from the most rustic primitive trails, sleeping out under the stars, to simple tented camps; all the way up to the most luxurious lodges, like Mombo and Xigera in Botswana, Londolozi in the Sabi Sands and the Singita’s of the world.
Anytime. We will create something amazing for you at any time of the year. Green season is the best time for birding with the summer migrants visiting. It’s less expensive and is green and lush with lots of baby animals. Winter is the peak season. The bush is drier and cooler and the visibility is better. Wildlife viewing is very productive but lodge availability is more difficult. The answer to this question largely depends on where you want to travel to and what you want to see. Get in touch and we’ll advise you accordingly.
We are on the ground and travel to these places regularly so our knowledge is always up - to - date. We know the guides and camp staff, so you are always well taken care of. We do not create plug and play experiences – everything is tailored with your priorities, budget, season and hopes in mind.
Founder, Private Guide and Safari Planner
Being born the daughter of David Attenborough (it’s true but he’s probably not the one you’re thinking of) I don’t believe I ever really had much choice about what direction my life would take. I grew up in the city of Durban, South Africa but for as long as I can remember nature has called to me. Whenever I could I would escape to the forests around my home barefoot and in search of chameleons and red duiker to befriend.
And so in 2010, after completing my Journalism and Media Studies degree, I followed that calling to the wilds of Southern Africa to become a game ranger. I planned to stay for a year but it turned into ten. During that time, I worked at Phinda Private Game Reserve, Ngala Private Game Reserve and Londolozi Game Reserve, some of South Africa’s most prestigious lodges and immersed myself in the natural world. I learnt to track animals with Zulu and Shangaan trackers and spent as much time as I could on foot approaching animals with my guests. I also put my photojournalism degree to use by becoming a specialist photographic guide. I travelled to Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, India and throughout South America in search of wildlife. My greatest adventure was living in Gabon training local guides for the WWF and Smithsonian Institute, where we spent weeks at a time living like early nomads in the dense and remote coastal forests, fulfilling a life-long dream of tracking and habituating wild gorillas. Seeing how embodied and present animals are inspired me to begin practicing yoga. I am a qualified vinyasa and yin teacher and spent six months training under a Hatha master in Boulder, Colorado. I am also a certified Martha Beck life coach. With this mixture of knowledge, interests and skills, I started Wild Again to help others really experience the wild places I know and love so much. Through my specialised Wellness Safaris that incorporate yoga, meditation, mindfulness and personalised life coaching I continue to grow more conscious safaris that return people to nature and to themselves. As we re-wild ourselves we hear the earth, our common mother, again. It is only then that we can co-create with her healing.