A deep love for Africa, the desire to promote sustainable safari tourism and the realisation that every safari dream is unique lead to the foundation of Art of Safari. Our objectives are simple: to inspire travellers to visit by showcasing the continent’s best safari experiences, and to tailor-make safari trips that help manifest each traveller’s personal safari dream.
Founders & Owners
Art of Safari is the brainchild of Gary Lotter, and was brought to life in partnership with Trevor Fernandes and Clint Perring.
Gary started his career in the African safari industry in the early 90s as a safari guide at one of Africa’s most established luxury safari lodges, Londolozi Private Game Reserve. After Londolozi joined &Beyond – one of the continent’s largest luxury safari operators – Gary moved into management, living and working his way across South, Southern and East Africa (and India) over 19 years with the group. He left &Beyond as Chief Operating Officer, and moved on to head up two other companies as CEO – running four very different, well-known African travel brands – before founding Art of Safari. Gary continues with CEO duties, overseeing Art of Safari’s day-to-day operations.
Trevor has spent the last 30-odd years designing and operating luxury safaris. He’s currently the Managing Director of Wildlife Safari, a high-end safari operator based in Kenya that was established by his father, Tom, more than 40 years ago. He’s also the Group Chairman of the Southern World group, an illustrious tour company selling Australia, New Zealand and Fiji that Wildlife Safari extended its business footprint into. Trevor plays an invaluable advisory role to the Art of Safari management team.
Clint is a strategic digital communications specialist with more than 20 years of experience. He’s the owner and creative director of Kri8it, a full-service digital agency that he founded in 2001. With studios in Cape Town, George and Ireland, Clint oversees the design and development of beautiful, functional and responsive websites for numerous long-standing, high-profile clients – locally and abroad. The agency also provides effective digital marketing solutions, apps and social-media campaigns. Clint is Art of Safari’s go-to digital guru.
How we work
Instead of inundation, Art of Safari is all about inspiration. By this we mean that rather than bombard you with a never-ending production line of indistinguishable safari packages – via our website, social media channels – we choose to feed your safari dreams. How? With captivating stories and dazzling imagery.
To this end, we’ve curated Africa’s best safari experiences and had an eloquent team of well-travelled scribes write them up. We’ve accompanied each anecdote with a selection of exceptional lodges, and a sample itinerary or two to show you what’s possible.
We know that daily life can sometimes leave little time for dreaming, but we invite you to lose yourself temporarily exploring our stories, starting with ‘What to see & do on safari in Africa’.
When you’re ready, tell us which safari experiences most entrance you, and we’ll prepare a tailor-made itinerary that incorporates them – matching not only your dream, but your budget.
To help you plan
To keep track of the experiences, safari lodges and safari trip ideas you love, we’ve created the My Canvas tool. Think of it like a mood board; when something grabs you, add it to your canvas using the heart icon. When you’re ready, our safari specialists will use this personalised wish list to tailor-make your trip of a lifetime.
No time to explore?
No problem. Simply enquire now and we’ll make contact.
We’re a boutique safari operation run by a passionate team of safari professionals who can guarantee you dedicated attention. With Art of Safari, the only crowd you’ll get lost in will be feathered, furry or hooved.
Welcome to Art of Safari – we can’t wait to make your dream safari holiday a reality.