Safaris with Gesa Neitzel & Frank Steenhuisen

"See Africa through our eyes"

Your Private Safari Hosts

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Gesa Neitzel

A best selling author who has found Africa to be her true calling. For Gesa, safaris are supposed to be about something deeper than simply racing around and ticking off the larger and iconic mammals. There is a connection to the wilderness that is engrained in our ancestry and she makes it her goal to help you find it….with the help of elephants!

Frank Steenhuisen

Frank Steenhuisen

Addicted to safari! Frank loves bringing to life the smaller aspects of the bush that are often overlooked and not considered important. Theres always something to see and he knows where to look! For Frank, safari is all about the experience and serious adventure, like poling a mokoro to a secluded island in the Okavango and tracking down fresh lion tracks on foot!

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Your options for safaris with Gesa Neitzel and Frank Steenhuisen:


1. Wonderful Wild Women Retreat & Safari

  • Ladies only
  • Inspired by Gesa Neitzels 2nd book “The Wonderful Wild”
  • Meditation, Yoga & Mindfulness
  • Back to the roots experiences
  • Set departures

2. Private safaris

  • Ideal for families, couples or small groups
  • No set departure – we leave whenever it suits you
  • Spectacular wildlife photography opportunities – for all levels!
  • No mixing groups – exclusive
  • Choose from a selection of our favourite safaris below – designed to have impact!

1. Wonderful Wild Women Retreat & Safari

Safaris for wonderful wild women at heart inspired by Gesa Neitzels books. The below safaris have a few set departures each year. 

Lodge and Canvas 9 Nights South Africa 4 to 8 Guests
Price $4700 USD

“10 day Women Only Safari & Retreat in South Africa, hosted by Gesa & Frank”

Mobile Safari 9 Nights Botswana 4 to 8 Guests
Price $4700 USD

“10 day women Only Safari & Retreat in Botswana, Hosted by Gesa & Frank”

2. Private Safaris With Gesa Neitzel & Frank Steenhuisen

The below Safaris are a selection of sample itineraries made to inspire families, couples and small groups. They differ from the traditional Scheduled Safaris as they are private and exclusive to one group (no travellers other than yourselves!) and there are no fixed starting dates (you choose when you want to travel!).

Use these itineraries as inspiration and contact our team to design your perfect holiday with Gesa Neitzel & Frank Steenhuisen as your private safari hosts:

Lodge 7 Nights Zambia 4 to 8 Guests May to Oct
Price from $5800 USD

"Venture into some remote corners where the leopards of Luangwa like to hide!"

Lodge and Canvas 9 Nights Zimbabwe 4 to 8 Guests May to Oct
Price from $7350 USD

“Join Gesa & Frank as they take you to their favourite camps for up-close Elephant experiences”

Lodge and Canvas 6 Nights Zambia 4 to 8 Guests May to Oct
Price from $7200 USD

“Join Gesa & Frank in Zambia’s best predator viewing area for a photographic experience”

Lodge and Canvas 9 Nights Tanzania 4 to 8 Guests Aug to Oct
Price from $8300 USD

“A journey with Gesa & Frank to experience the best of northern Tanzania”

Lodge and Canvas 9 Nights Botswana 4 to 8 Guests Mar to Jul
Price from $8450 USD

“Experience the best of both worlds with Gesa & Frank in Botswana”

Lodge and Canvas 7 Nights Uganda 4 to 8 Guests Jan to Oct
Price from $7710 USD

“The ultimate Primate Safari hosted by Gesa & Frank in Uganda’s finest lodges & hotspots”

Gesa and Frank Safari Group

Andreas Caviezel

An incredible journey back to nature with Gesa and Frank

We travel a lot in Africa, but never had such a perfect organisation before, and during the holidays! We experienced an incredible journey back to nature with Gesa and Frank. Every day you experience something new In Africa, beautiful, big, but also quiet and small that you don’t want to miss afterwards. So perfectly organized, combined with cordiality and expertise, you become addicted to it. We have already booked the next trip for 2019 with Gesa and Frank and safariFrank 🙂 .

A word from Frank

I’ve designed the safaris that Gesa and myself guide with the intention of  showcasing the Africa that we both love. Each tour is an experience that exposes you to incredible wildlife, authentic accomodation and informative interpretations of the natural world. There is a deeper connection to the wilderness and nature that can be felt here in Africa’s wild places – allow us to help you find it.

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Frank Steenhuisen
Gesa Neitzel back walking
Frank Steenhuisen backlight
South Africa Baby Elephant
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Gesa Back elephant
frank photography okavango delta boating safari botswana

What to Expect

mokoro sunset okavango delta
  • Incredible wildlife – our tours take part in some of the best wildlife viewing areas in Southern Africa!
  • Rustic accomodation – we love tents and simple accomodation that is still comfortable but remains authentic.
  • Wildy remote locations – the further away from other humans the better.
  • Stunning scenery and landscapes – its not always about the wildlife, sometimes you need is an incredible view!
  • Educational and in-depth – we spend lots of time in the wild and have much to share!
  • Photography – we love taking photos and helping others to get the most out of their cameras.

Ready for an adventure? Lets Talk!

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