Our decades of personal experience, valuable local insights, and the comfort of knowing our Travel Designers are originally from Africa, bring our travelers back again and again for more custom, highly curated travel experiences. Discover for yourself. Get started planning today!


First Trip to Africa?

It was amazing! Truly the trip of a lifetime!

“We are still reeling in the absolutely fabulous memories we’re left with from our trip to Tanzania & Rwanda! Our trip was truly incredible and we thank you so much for making it happen. Words really can’t describe the majesty of our experiences and the wonderful places we visited.”


Shue-Ping & Richard

PasPadena, California

Leora Rothschild

Leora Rothschild can possibly be bought with chocolate. And that isn’t her only superpower. She also runs a company of highly opinionated, strong, incredibly intelligent, passionate women… by choice. And she manages them remotely. Rumor has it that the force resides in the crazy beautiful and notoriously untamable curls which she inherited from her mother.…

Ruthie Detwiler

Ruthie has traveled to or lived in more countries than we have space to list! She has worked in the travel industry for the past 22 years and has lived and worked in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Morocco and Mexico. For the past 10 years she has been specializing in Africa, the destination that has…

Pam Langhoff

Pam grew up in the stunning city of Cape Town, South Africa. Having lived there for 21 years, prior to living in Europe and now the United States, she is very much South African at heart and will always consider South Africa to be her home. Pam’s first safari experience was in Zimbabwe at the…

Caren Banks

Caren was born in the city that is always a good idea (Ah Paris!) to an American father and a South African mother. The family moved to Bulawayo, Rhodesia-then-Zimbabwe-now a year later where her sister was born. The girls grew up in South Africa and moved to the States 40+ years ago but remained faithful to…

Kimberly Killick

Kim’s first journey on planet earth happened to be along a dirt road full of potholes in rural Malawi. Her parents continued to nurture their little girl’s thirst for adventure through a childhood filled with rural activities (hiking Mount Mulanje, sailing Lake Malawi, horse riding safaris in Nyika) and international travel. Kim learned her lessons…

Cameron Theil

Cameron has been an avid traveler from the beginning.  Cameron moved to Antigua, Guatemala after graduating from college. While Guatemala was his home base for over two years, Cameron learned Spanish fluently and traveled extensively through all of Central America. Soon after returning to the United States, Cameron understood that his career would be in travel. Since…

Tanaya Lambert

Tanaya has a passion for travel which has taken her to many unforgettable places on our Earth. Having traveled to 47 countries, she has seen the Northern Lights, explored the Pyramids of Egypt, seen Orangutans in Borneo, witnessed Machu Picchu at sunrise and played with Sea Lions in the Galapagos. Along with the Taj mahal…

Elsabé Coetzee

Elsabe was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa and spent two years working in the UK.   The travel industry has been her passion since she was young. Her favorite place that she has traveled to is Botswana. She stayed in the Kalahari, the Okavango, as well as Linyanti, and she absolutely loved it.…

Angela Pretorius

Angela heads up our South Africa office.  She brings with her 20-years of travel experience and a wealth of “on the ground knowledge.” Born and raised in KwaZulu Natal, Angela spent a couple of years along the Garden Route before settling in a small town just outside of Johannesburg. Angela has traveled to Namibia, Zimbabwe,…

Melissa Hansen

Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” ~ Matthew Karsten   Melissa’s role at Rothschild Safaris is to oversee Sales and Operations. She manages our team of Travel Designers, Client Managers, and Operations staff which is the heartbeat of the company. If you have talked to a Travel Designer, booked a trip, or established a connection…




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Meet our lovely, award-winning team of consultants. We know finding experienced experts is not an easy task. So, congratulations on finding us! Be it via searching the web, a referral or your local travel agent, we have no doubt you will find us the most knowledgeable in the travel industry. Born and bred in South Africa, as most of us are, you will gain from our local insider experiences, little tips and first hand guidance.

Let's make your first trip to Africa or Beyond truly memorable
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