We use our expert knowledge to get you to the best lodges and wildlife experiences in Africa.
We help you to disconnect so you can reconnect. Our guests appreciate Wild Again’s highly personalised input, seamless services, extensive local knowledge and on-the-ground support.
Get the most out of your safari and tap into years of hands-on experience with our private guides.
Roan Du Plessis
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.
South Africa is a place of incredible diversity, culture, adventure and wildlife. Journey with us as we take you from Africa's most south eastern tip, through to the Green Kalahari to find interesting desert species and then onwards to the Sabi Sands, one of the best wildlife viewing destinations on the planet.
The Okavango Delta is one of the world's most magnificent anomalies. In the middle of the desert lies an 18 000 square kilometre sprawling oasis of crystal clear water supporting an abundance of wildlife. Add this to the splendour of one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the largest curtain of falling water on the planet, Victoria Falls.
How it works
Get in touch and tell us in detail what you’re after. You can expect to hear back from us within 24-48 hours.
We’ll create suggested itineraries for you to choose from and lay out what each option looks like.
We’ll guide you through every step of the booking, planning and travel part of your safari.
Yes. We know camps and lodges all over Africa that are prime for a wilderness retreat and can blend locations to give you a true escape and varied experience.
We generally keep group size at an intimate 8 - 16 but let us know what you’re thinking and we’ll tell you what’s possible.
Absolutely! We know how to tee up the perfect place and experience to support your specific knowledge and skills. Tell us about your expertise and we’ll do the rest.
Yes! Our favourite thing in the world is to create the perfect experience for you. Get in touch to tell us what you want and we’ll make it happen.
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.
Let’s get your Safari planned