Jake Hoddinott

Managing Director

Jake 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 for several years. Returning to South Africa, Jake was involved in tourism investment consulting and spent several years managing residential and commercial property development projects with the Barrow Group. Jake is a Chartered Surveyor and 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.

Janine Viljoen

Reservations and Marketing Manager

Janine Viljoen is a cat-obsessed, nature-loving foodie and all-round optimist who recently joined the Safari Index team to manage the reservations office and marketing department. Prior to joining the Safari Index, Janine spent 10 years working as a journalist and editor. She also considers herself to be something of a social media fundi and loves to spread messages of importance relating to water conservation, staying positive and living the best life you possibly can. Janine brings a fresh dynamic and positive energy to the team.

Shamsa Bulbulia

Online Content Manager

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, she completed a postgraduate degree in Nature Conservation.

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.