Jake Hoddinott

Safari Director

Jake is madly passionate about Africa, its special places and its phenomenal wildlife. Jake has gone full circle after started his working career guiding in the Greater Kruger and Waterberg areas in South Africa, before moving in to the property investment and finance field in London. Returning to South Africa, Jake was involved in tourism investment consulting and managing residential and commercial property development projects with the Barrow Group for several years, before launching the Safari Index. Jake is a Chartered Surveyor, is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, has a Master’s degree in Real Estate and Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Financial Accounting, and is a qualified field guide. Jake's life quest is to find the ultimate safari spots in Africa and, having explored much of Africa, now shares these experiences with others, helping them plan their dream African adventures.

Roelene Malan

Safari Manager

Roelene is touted as being the most efficient safari planner in Africa! She leads the Safari Index marketing team, handles safari planning, manages bookings, office administration and social media. Roe has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and several social media and graphic design qualifications. ‘Nothing is worth doing if you can’t add a touch of beauty and kindness' is her motto and she carries it into her work. Roe loves engaging with safari goers and does what it takes to ensure they have the ultimate safari experience.

Shamsa Bulbulia

Online Content Manager

Shamsa is the online content guru for Safari Index. Shamsa studied at Wits University in Johannesburg, where she obtained a BA degree, with a major in Geography. She joined the Safari Index team, a product of African Array, in 2014, where she has been responsible for project managing the site content for the website. Shamsa's passions are conservation, football (Liverpool FC specifically!) and running. In 2016, Shamsa completed a postgraduate degree in Nature Conservation and is passionate about conservation in Africa.

Michelle Steinbach

Flight Bookings

Michelle Steinbach qualified with a National Travel Diploma and has been in the industry for over 19 years. She has a wealth of experience in corporate and leisure travel, as well as tour and incentives programs, groups, conferences and events. Michelle is a co-owner of Godspeed Travel and manages our client's flight requirements to, from and within Africa.

Angie Sinclair

Flight Bookings

Angie Sinclair qualified with a National Travel Diploma and has been in the travel industry for over 17 years. She has a great wealth of knowledge and experience in business, leisure and corporate travel, and now specialises in flight booking management. Angie founded Godspeed Travel in 2007 and manages the flight requirements of Safari Index's clients.

Antonia De Luca

Safari Consultant

Antonia spent much of her youth in the Greater Kruger Park on her family farm, where she first fell in love with Africa's wildlife and its magnificent open spaces. She has travelled Africa and the world extensively, and proudly says that the best places on the planet are right here in Africa. She offers the best advice on where to go and stay in the luxury safari world. Antonia is passionate and her positive energy is contagious. Antonia studied commerce at the University of Stellenbosch and at Bond University in Australia, where she obtained an MBA Degree. Outside of the safari world, Antonia is an absolute foodie, an author, a chef and a public speaker.

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