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OUR FAMILY

 

safariFRANK is the Steenhuisen’s. We have our feet firmly planted in three amazing continents Africa, Australia and Europe (Germany)! Our African heritage and close knit family have seen us travel overland through the African bush for over 30 years. Every family member is ‘instilled’ with a great love of the African land. Going on Safari in Africa is for us not a destination, it is lifestyle. We want to share these real Safari experiences with you. Amongst the clan we champion the wilds of Africa, educating, conserving and supporting. With Frank on the ground in Africa leading the way as a trails guide, we can share with you our wild Africa!

The Steenhuisen Clan

safarifrank team johan
  • CEO turned SEO (Serial Explorer and Overlander)
  • Real deal Afro Aussie, addicted to Africa
  • Adventurer at heart
  • Active conservationist
  • Hates unexplored spots on the map
  • Loves exploring Africa
  • Passion for startups, small business and personal service
  • Bino’s the ‘weapon of choice’

Based in Africa and Australia

safarifrank team welna
  • Heart of the team and a hippy in the city
  • Never leaves home without waterproof mascara
  • Loves snakes
  • Creative soul inspired by the beauty of Africa
  • A foodie with kick ass cooking skills around the camp fire
  • Once an athlete, but has learnt that in Africa – only food runs!
  • The best wildlife spotter of us all

Based in Africa and Australia

safarifrank team frank steenhuisen
  • Grew up in South African bush, schooled in Australia
  • Prefers tracking lions to city life
  • Botswana obsessed
  • Qualified walking and vehicle guide
  • Passionate about sharing the complexity of the African bush
  • A super bird nerd who is fascinated by the smaller things
  • Believes a campfire is an essential part of life

Based in Africa

safarifrank team karin maritz
  • Afro Aussie, whose heart lies in the African bush
  • Loves rhinos and is passionate about their conservation
  • Degree in Business and Property
  • RHINOS RHINOS RHINOS!
  • Favorite sound is a lion roaring in very close proximity
  • An adrenalin addict who is a teensy bit scared of elephants
  • Proud mommy to beautiful baby Marissa
  • Did we mention Karin loves rhinos?

Based in Australia

safarifrank team jan maritz
  • Switched on electrician who is happiest when he’s ‘off-grid’ in the African bush
  • A warrior when it comes to conservation
  • Lover of… and fighter for rhinos
  • Travelling is his addiction as long as great coffee is also in the back pack
  • Exercising makes Jan feel alive, but as a serial bookworm, so does a great read

Based in Australia

The Extended Clan

safarifrank team our people steph 2
  • Grew  up  in  Munich,  studied  in  Berlin,  passionate  about  Africa  since  2012
  • In  love  with  Namibia –especially  the  Namib
  • Wrote  her  master  thesis  about  land  use  conflicts  between  conservation  &  agriculture  in Namiba and  Nature  Reserve  in  Namibia
  • Loves  to  listen  to  the  sounds  of  the  night  –  in  the  bush  (not  in  Berlin!),  especially  when elephants  are  around  the  tent
  • Sleeping  under  the  stars  is  the  best  (especially  in  Southern  Africa)!
  • Hasn’t  seen  wild  painted  wolves  yet
  • Has recently been to Zambia and thinks the Lower Zambezi National Park belongs on every bucket-list!

Based in Germany

safarifrank team nadine
  • Born  and  raised  in  Lower  Saxony,  Germany
  • Passionate  about  Southern  Africa  –  especially  Namibia-  due to  extensive  travels
  • Loves:  Sunsets  in  the  Erongo  Mountains,  the  incomparable  starry sky  of  the  Namib and  the  silence  and  tranquility  during  a  mokoro  tour  through  the  Okavango  Delta
  • Fascinated  by  elephants  and  the  peace  and  gentleness  they  exude
  • Sitting  around  the  fire  after  a  long  safari  day  is  the  best
  • Next  on  her  bucket-list:  A  safari  in  Tanzania  and  Kenya

Based in Germany

safarifrank team gail
  • Born  in  Zimbabwe
  • Grew  up  in  South  Africa
  • Travelled  extensively  through  Southern  &  East  Africa,  Africa  is in  my  blood
  • Loves  elephants,  sleeping  out  under  the  stars  &  sipping  gin  & tonic  in  the  bush
  • Passionate  about  creating  the  ultimate  safari  experience  for  my clients

Based in Australia

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