Service with a mission
Baobabwe is a Travel Consultancy based in Ghent, Belgium with strong liaisons in Southern Africa.
I, Maryse Millet, am the founder and owner of Baobabwe. I can design and organize everything for your trip in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. Quality and personal service are paramount.
My motivation is the conviction that every safari can contribute to the protection of nature and wildlife in Africa. My satisfaction is your positive reaction about your journey.
Baobabwe was first thought of as a strategy to help preserve the free roaming wildlife of Africa. As Brent Stapelkamp, a famous lion researcher at Hwange National Park, said to Maryse and Geert back in 2015: "Tell all your friends: don't donate, go on safari." Sustainable tourism gives nature and wildlife an economic value. By hiring a guide, staying in lodges and buying souvenirs, tourists help to support the local economy. This means that local communities can benefit from protecting the precious environment and its wildlife.
Baobabwe does more than organise wildlife safaris, we also offer cultural experiences. The contact between tourists and the local communities is a positive experience for the guest and the host.
I believe in the power of happy clients. They are the best publicity for our safaris and for Baobabwe. I provide a quality service to suit our clients’ budgets and requirements.
Services: what can Baobabwe do for you?
Baobabwe can do the following:
- design your tailor-made trip to South Africa, Namibia, Victoria Falls and Botswana.
- have all your accommodation, activities and rental cars booked through our local partners.
- arrange mobile safaris in Botswana
- set departures for small groups (max. 12 people)
- birding tours
- vegetarians are very welcome
- I will help to find a way for people with restricted mobility to be able to go on safari
I will design an itinerary based on your requirements and your budget. If this is agreed upon, our local partners can book everything according to the itinerary. They will do the follow up for you into detail. One of our local partners will welcome you on your arrival at the airport. Even if you travel without a guide, there is allways support for you during your holiday.
Glen in South Africa is the partner of Baobabwe for all clients who are travelling to South Africa. The ‘meet & greet’ at the airport, the bookings and the guiding, is taken care of by Glen.
In Nambia we have a partnership Gregory is your reliant, experienced and dedicated man on the ground who takes care of your personal holiday.
Our partners have the same philosophy and long-term vision as we have. Their local knowledge combind with our passion has created a wonderful and productive partnership.
"Mapungubwe National Park is the best place for me. With a glass of wine and e-reader in hand on the terrace can enjoy a herd of elephants that pass ... hard to beat.... or elephants who come to drink from the pool while you are in the pool yourself. I felt enormously honored that the "animal kingdom" wanted to share this place with "humanity". We would not have known this place without Baobabwe."