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Quinton Conroy, Founder and Director of Africa Explore Safaris

Abby Chishimba-Conroy, Director at Africa Explore Safaris

Authentic, Personalized, Transparent & Honest Service!

These are our values and this is the “excellence” that we promise to deliver. We value your dreams and expectations and we promise to take you on your trans-formative “Once-in-a-Lifetime” safari to experience all the amazing destinations throughout Southern and East Africa.

Our promise to you is that we will remain authentic, honest and transparent in everything that we do.

In this day of massive information overload we take note of the uncaring approach from advertisers that is seen all over the online marketing platforms. We take note of the pictures of the Wildebeest Migration in East Africa being loaded onto a two day safari out of Cape Town. We take note of the “poetic license” used freely and with gay abandon by companies offering the unsuspecting traveler a holiday of a lifetime based on this type of distorted information to create a fantasy for the the lowest price.

We at Africa Explore Safaris will always remain authentic and real. We can only share our actual tried and tested personal travel experiences with you. We will give you the facts as they are adding the great value that we are known for. Have a look at our recent reviews, and on public platforms like Trip Adviser and Safari Bookings. We do not need to embellish and mislead through clever added content and misplaced pictures because there is so much beauty in Africa that speaks for itself.

We are Quinton Conroy and Abby Chishimba-Conroy, Luxury Bespoke Safari and Wildlife Safari Specialists heading up Africa Explore Safaris. We are proudly African from two very different cultures speaking five different languages and we are able to communicate with as many as eleven different language groups due to the inter-related language groups. We understand the African customs and cultures and they always enjoy a high priority on our itineraries.

Our team of highly experienced Safari Directors and Consultants have a wealth of knowledge gained over many years and each has their own distinct expertise and personal magic that they add to make your holiday experience in Africa the best that you have ever had.

The people of Africa are the custodians of our environment, the natural beauty and the fantastic wildlife of Africa. We continue to support various community and educational projects throughout the regions where we operate.

Africa Explore Safaris is a member and a Fair Trade Approved Safari Operator. We support sustainable tourism and subscribe to the principles of FAIR TRADE TOURISM, South Africa who are partnered with Travelife in Europe and work in close association with other organizations such as CREST, Center For Responsible Travel, in USA. We do NOT support physical interaction with captive wildlife and we will only include reputable wildlife projects on our itineraries where the animals play a critical role for educational purposes. We take the pictures and leave only our footprints. We strive to reduce our carbon footprint where possible.

With more than 20 years of valuable experience gained while creating and delivering exceptional and memorable holiday experiences for travelers from around the globe, we have identified the beautiful hidden gems. You can trust us with your valuable holiday budget and rest assured in the knowledge that this will be an experience that will transform your life. We will take care of all the arrangements and attend to every detail so that you don’t need to concern yourself. Relax and enjoy yourself.

Browse through the testimonials that some of our satisfied clients have sent to us over the years and put your mind at ease. We promise a lot, and we go the extra mile to deliver holiday experiences that will transform your life.

People from different cultures and all walks of life, aged from 9 to 90 and everything in-between, have experienced the magical beauty of Africa in our company. We can satisfy special requests in just about any form.

Our Safari expertise was honed and perfected while organizing, customizing and running tours and safaris throughout Southern Africa and Madagascar, East Africa, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and across South America.

We now prefer to concentrate and specialize in our “home” territory of Southern Africa and East Africa with all the amazing Safari Destinations available across these regions. Our dedicated service ensures that every small detail is taken care of when we customize our tailor-made Safari packages and itineraries to the specific requirements of our guests.

Our standard and advertised itineraries, that can all be (and should be) customized to your specific needs, have evolved over the years in direct response to the requests, desires and wishes of our many happy clients.

Travel with us and you will share in our stories and personal experiences growing up in Africa. You will share in the victories, celebrations and the natural joy of the African people. We look forward to working with you to create your own special memories on this journey of a lifetime that will surely transform your life forever.

28 April 2019

I am a travel agent in Canada and out of all my research you are one of the best in the business! We are both so excited and read so many good things about you and your company!

Hanna F - OTTAWA                       

Reviewed 11 January 2019

My husband and I originally booked a safari outside of Cape Town. The package provided transportation to and from the reserve. We had no expectations for the driver. In the end, we were blown away by our driver, Quinton. Quinton has a vast knowledge of everything and he went above and beyond to provide us with an unforgettable South African experience. Quinton planned out site seeing day tours that were packed full with activities, great food and lovely wines. We would highly recommend Quinton to anyone and everyone.

Reviewed 25 January 2019

Quinton picked us up from Cape Town at 6am and drove us to Inverdoorn reserve in his very comfortable Discovery. The 2 hour drive flew by as he provided us with a wealth of information about the history of South Africa past and present.Having arrived at the reserve we had a look around and then enjoyed a delicious breakfast. Quinton drove us back to Cape Town by a different route and again provided us with a wealth of information about the countryside.We thoroughly enjoyed our day and felt that it was excellent value for money

Paul M -NEW YORK -  sent the following message at 11:02 PM

Hello Quinton! I hope this message finds you well.  Family is all doing great.
I often think back fondly about the time we spent together.
It was truly the trip of a lifetime and if I ever do a safari again, I'll be sure to track you down. All the Best   Paul

We were certainly well and truly asleep last night by the time you sent that email! We all had a fantastic time – thank you. I couldn’t think of anything I would have wanted different.
~ Steve Pemberton & family – Australia

Now we are home, (sadly!) we would like to say how much we enjoyed the Cheetah Outreach & Eagle Encounters experience and the tour to Table Mountain/Cape Point etc.
~ Les and Maureen Skinner, UK

Having just returned to the UK we wanted to say a very big “thank you” to yourself and Quinton for all the wonderful trips and Sanbona Safari that you organised for us.
~ Charles and Jane Cockrem, UK

Dear Quinton

Now I am safely home and back to ordinary life, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for a very extraordinary holiday and your part in it. I have had dozens of holidays with different companies in many parts of the world, but this was the best. You worked so hard to look after our many needs and requests, and added a whole other dimension to the programme arranged with information, commentary, humour, extra experiences and care. Even during my extended 3 days I followed your suggestions of what to see and do and that was very good too.
You turned a very good holiday into a very special holiday by ‘quintonizing ‘it. I would surely like to return to South Africa.
With thanks.
Yours sincerely,
Revd Dr Lesley Kaye-Besley, Minggay, Surrey, England

Hi Quinton,
I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we all had an amazing experience on the safari. It was very organized and comfortable and I enjoyed every minute of it. Your knowledge and input made it a very special experience and I would recommend you to anyone who was interested on going on a safari. Thank you so much for everything and feel free to use any of my comments on your website. Keep in touch.

We thoroughly enjoyed our first holiday in your country and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being such a helpful, highly organised and informative individual on our two week tour – we will certainly be back again in the future.
Thanks and regards
John & Pam Bowes
United Kingdom

Hello Quinton,
Arrived home safely, now looking out at snow and sleet!
Many thanks again for your excellent and expert management, guidance and assistance on our tour. You combined great local knowledge with attention to detail, and were there to solve when any issues arose. We are very happy to commend you to future customers.
Best wishes,
Les and Margot Kirsch – United Kingdom

Hi Quinton. Thank you for giving us such a marvellous tour. The information and attention you gave the group was second to none. What a beautiful country you live in. I am so glad I booked to see this part of the world. The scenery is magnificent, people of all colours so charming and friendly. The hotels were excellent and in good locations.
Isabel A.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

I had the privilege and pleasure of travelling with Quinton Conroy on our tour to South Africa in May 2009.
My husband and I had a wonderful time and enjoyed so many rich and varied experiences of life in South Africa and this entailed an amazing knowledge of so many different aspects of life in S.A. Quinton’s knowledge base was, for us, unsurpassed and he deserves to be recognized for his wealth of knowledge and his accessible manner in presenting it.
He has such a pleasing and approachable manner and went out of his way on many occasions, to ensure the comfort and well being of all those he came into contact with particularly those of us on the Tour.
I, personally, could have had a very difficult time on this holiday, as I have very specific dietary needs, but I learned very quickly that Quinton had everything under control and I was, in fact, made to feel very special. I met many restaurant managers and chefs who were only too happy to meet me, having been introduced by Quinton.
My husband and I can unreservedly recommend Quinton for his personal and professional qualities and his exemplary conduct which made our tour a never-to-be forgotten experience.
Jean and Peter Williamson
United Kingdom

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4 December 2009
Quinton Conroy
Vivien and I had a wonderful holiday in South Africa during May 2009. The tour itinerary was busy, varied and, both geographically and culturally, covered a fair chunk of ground.
We were very fortunate in travelling with Quinton Conroy for a trip of this breadth and depth. I well remember my first impressions of Quinton when he introduced himself to me in the lobby of the Forever Centurion Hotel in Lyttleton. His physical presence, smart appearance and welcoming smile set the tone for the remainder of the trip. Quinton was always very professional and business-like in all matters but, perhaps more importantly, he was also very enthusiastic and well informed about all aspects of his country. An easy going but confident personality allowed him to mix well with the varied characters in our tour party and provided the necessary degree of security required on such a trip.
Quite simply, we are of the opinion that our South African holiday, our ruby wedding treat, was greatly enhanced by having Quinton as our tour manager.
We wish him well in his future tourist ventures.
John and Vivien Pauling

Quinton Conroy – Africa’s Child Safaris
I have just returned from a two week holiday in South Africa.
We flew from the UK to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg. In Port Elizabeth we were met by a smiling Quinton Conroy who became our friend for the rest of the holiday. The “rest of the holiday” entailed traveling along the Garden Route to Cape Town. I therefore feel qualified to comment on Quinton’s abilities.
I have been traveling for over forty years and can assure you that Quinton is the best Tour Manager I have ever had the good luck to encounter.
He managed the tour in the literal sense of the word. His organizational skills were second to none. A good guide does so much in the background that the tour seems to run itself. Quinton belongs to that category. He even anticipated where there might be a problem and solved it before it happened. Nothing was too much trouble for him.
We were always fully informed about the program and any changes that had to be made. He was excellent at organizing the individual desires of the group members with regard to additional tours.
His local knowledge was second to none, be it about the flora and fauna or the history of his country. He inspired us too with the obvious love which he had for his country. You could tell that he wanted us to love it too.
And last but not least, his personality made him a pleasure to be with. He was always happy and smiling and was a really good companion.
I have no hesitation in recommending Quinton Conroy to any individual
Anne Macpherson,
Aesch, Switzerland


Dear Quinton
You speak with such poetry about Africa.
What a powerful message you have given about the balance and symmetry of nature. Your insights provided a thoughtful commentary to the beauty, vastness and depth of this land.
A million thanks for sharing part of yourself and your country with us. We will treasure it forever!
When you come to San Francisco I will take you on a special tour of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Thank you!
Your friends
Madeline & Ian Chun

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