The Africa Bug is the brainchild of my wife Mira and myself (Jochen). We are both FGASA-certified nature guides in South Africa. This means we completed and passed the theoretical and practical FGASA level 1 state exams. We also completed the Africa Nature Training course (FGASA level 2 equivalent).
We are primarily professional photographers and videographers. But we also do a lot of volunteer work and sometimes we act as guides and lodge managers, on a freelance basis. In addition, we have over ten years of experience in eco-travel in general and in safaris in particular.
Through this site we would like to assist you with good advice regarding safaris in southern Africa. We do this in the name of Sun Safaris and Century Safaris, reputable travel agencies - respectively in Cape Town and Hoedspruit - with whom we’ve been working for years. Both are specialized in safaris. Sun Safaris is one of the largest and in our opinion the best South African safari outfitter. Century Safaris has the advantage of being right at the doorstep of all lodges based in the Greater Kruger Area, an advantage when putting together last minute itineraries.
Together with Sun Safaris or Century Safaris, we put together tailor-made safari itineraries for you or your group. Clearly these safaris will look very different from most safaris one finds in brochures of major tour operators in US/UK/EU.