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OUR FAMILY

 

safariFRANK is the Steenhuisen’s. We have our feet firmly planted in three amazing continents Africa, Australia and Europe (Germany)! Our African heritage and close knit family have seen us travel overland through the African bush for over 30 years. Every family member is ‘instilled’ with a great love of the African land. Going on Safari in Africa is for us not a destination, it is lifestyle. We want to share these real Safari experiences with you. Amongst the clan we champion the wilds of Africa, educating, conserving and supporting. With Frank on the ground in Africa leading the way as a trails guide, we can share with you our wild Africa!

The Steenhuisen Clan

safarifrank team johan
  • CEO turned SEO (Serial Explorer and Overlander)
  • Real deal Afro Aussie, addicted to Africa
  • Adventurer at heart
  • Active conservationist
  • Hates unexplored spots on the map
  • Loves exploring Africa
  • Passion for startups, small business and personal service
  • Bino’s the ‘weapon of choice’

Based in Africa and Australia

safarifrank team welna
  • Heart of the team and a hippy in the city
  • Never leaves home without waterproof mascara
  • Loves snakes
  • Creative soul inspired by the beauty of Africa
  • A foodie with kick ass cooking skills around the camp fire
  • Once an athlete, but has learnt that in Africa – only food runs!
  • The best wildlife spotter of us all

Based in Africa and Australia

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  • Grew up in South African bush, schooled in Australia
  • Prefers tracking lions to city life
  • Botswana obsessed
  • Professional wildlife photographer
  • Qualified walking and vehicle guide
  • Passionate about sharing the complexity of the African bush
  • A super bird nerd who is fascinated by the smaller things
  • Believes a campfire is an essential part of life

Based in Africa & Australia

safarifrank team karin maritz
  • Afro Aussie, whose heart lies in the African bush
  • Loves rhinos and is passionate about their conservation
  • Degree in Business and Property
  • RHINOS RHINOS RHINOS!
  • Favorite sound is a lion roaring in very close proximity
  • An adrenalin addict who is a teensy bit scared of elephants
  • Proud mommy to beautiful baby Marissa
  • Did we mention Karin loves rhinos?

Based in Australia

safarifrank team jan maritz
  • Switched on electrician who is happiest when he’s ‘off-grid’ in the African bush
  • A warrior when it comes to conservation
  • Lover of… and fighter for rhinos
  • Travelling is his addiction as long as great coffee is also in the back pack
  • Exercising makes Jan feel alive, but as a serial bookworm, so does a great read

Based in Australia

gesa neitzel private guide safaris
  • Changed her career from tv-producer to guide, to fulltime writer
  • wrote two German bestsellers
  • Loves elephants more than anyting… except maybe husband Frank

Based in Africa & Australia

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