At the helm of the ship 'Tailor Made Safaris' is Nick. Nick is Dutch and graduated from Wageningen University as a biologist. Following many trips around the world, Nick and his wife, Freya, eventually decided to immigrate to South Africa, doing so in 2008. After almost a year of working for a volunteer organisation on community upliftment projects, he decided to set up his own safari company. The combination of sun, sea, beach and bush was just too appealing for them to leave the region! Based in the town of St Lucia, in KwaZulu-Natal, Nick has completed several guiding qualifications and is amongst the most highly qualified safari guides in the region. Apart from running his own company, Nick is a part-time lecturer at the Bhejane Nature Training Academy which trains safari guides. When Nick is not needed in the office to oversee things, he guides mainly specialist trips, such as photographic safaris and workshops, or tours where the guests want to delve more into specifics such as the geology or ecology of the area in which they are touring.
Our office heroes
Our office managers ensure that all bookings and logistics are arranged to perfection. They do this so well and efficiently that they actually deserve a medal. They also guide our interns and do the communication with our guests. If you are staying in St. Lucia, they will bring you a personal visit to see if everything is to your satisfaction.
Tailor Made Safaris is proud of the successful cooperation with the Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, where we offer internships to students. They come to our head office in South Africa and are guided to become to full employees in a period of 5 months. Left you can see 3 of them together with Nick at the fair in Utrecht, where they of course came to help us out. On the right we have Govert & Marissa who are currently with us.
Our Horse Guides for Bhangazi Horse Safaris
We also operate the local horse safaris in St. Lucia, where we take guests out on horse rides on the beach and the savanna! Of course also there the success is due to the commitment of our great team of guides and grooms! No wonder it is one of the most popular activities in the area! If you book a tour with Tailor Made Safaris, and happen to stay in St. Lucia, you probably have a ride included in your itinerary.