Ingrid African Travel Fanatic


I grew up in a small town not far from Cape Town so always had the advantage of living in a beautiful environment with beaches, mountains and forests on my doorstep.

But my love affair with Africa starts in England; I was on a gap year and met a group of Zimbabweans. After hearing about the incredible Victoria Falls I was determined to see them. So I joined an overland tour as a cook, I was responsible for feeding twenty people every day – I've done my fair share of camping in those years and seen fantastic African sunsets, incredible wildlife and breathtaking scenery. What I enjoyed most was seeing the change of seasons, from wet to dry and how the landscapes changed each time I travelled through it. After three years of over landing, I joined an Orange River adventures group and spent more than a year taking water tours. From there I joined another tourism venture and found myself consulting on Africa before joining African Budget Safaris. When I think back to my first trip to Zimbabwe to what I know about African now, it really is incredible. Each country is different and the experiences on offer are mind-blowing.

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Love Botswana with Ingrid our African Travel Fanatic

Ingrid Van WykBotswana is a country I fell in love with and will return to year after year. It is one of the few destinations in Southern Africa where you can truly have a remote wilderness experience. See what makes Botswana my favourite and prepare to fall in love too. Read on

Kruger Safari Advice from Our Travel Expert, Ingrid van Wyk

Ingrid van WykIt’s always nice to get an inside view of what to expect on safari in Africa. In this blog, African Budget safaris travel expert, Ingrid van Wyk, takes us along to the best wildlife areas in Greater Kruger. Read on