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Our Story

After more than seventeen years living and breathing safari, working in the Okavango Delta Botswana (a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the very best wildlife destinations in Africa) and raising our two “bush kids” in the dusty frontier town of Maun (gateway to the Okavango), we felt strongly that it was time to share our story, our passion and knowledge to help you create your dream safari. Africa offers a world of wonders and excitement which we have been lucky enough to enjoy and now we are dedicated to helping you have the same experiences.

Africa is where my Alex (my husband) and I met and where we committed to experience as much about Africa’s beautiful, untamed open spaces and the wildlife that still roams there. We were married in the heart of the Okavango Delta and so ours is as much a love story about Africa as it is about us and our family.

We spent several years managing safari camps for leading operator Wilderness Safaris, and also worked in key roles in the operations and management side of the business for a number of years. Our knowledge of the camps and areas is second to none.

We have travelled widely in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda and Mozambique, including many trips with our young family.

At Remarkable Africa we want to share the magic of Africa with you, combining our passion and our experience running safari Camps and exploring Africa’s national parks to create bespoke safari itineraries, personally designed for you and your family. Let us manage your safari holiday, leaving you free to enjoy the most amazing show on earth – African wildlife.

Tammy Chaplin

Director

Born and raised in Australia, I studied Travel & Tourism at college after a trip to the UK & Europe with my family which gave me the ”travel bug”. Working as a travel consultant for 10 years, I developed a great passion for ‘’experiential’’ trips and travelled to exciting destinations such as Borneo, Vietnam, Turkey, India, Thailand and Hungary. My big passion was trekking in the Himalaya, and was fortunate to participate in several treks into different regions of Nepal. A trip to Zimbabwe in 1992 invited the Africa bug to bite, and I promised that I would return to Africa to explore much more of this exciting continent.

I left Australia in 1999 to travel in South America for 6 months, working my way from Chile to Ecuador. Hiking the Inca Trail was a highlight, as well as visiting the incredible Galapagos Islands and seeing its unique wildlife.   It was then on to Southern Africa, for some time in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. It was then that I accepted a job offer to run and manage a luxury safari camp from the experts in safaris, Wilderness Safaris. With more than 15 years of living and working in the bush, I returned to Australia to share my passion and experience with eager travellers.

In January 2017, we returned back to my ”African home” in Maun, Botswana, where I was fortunate enough to again be at the gateway to the Okavango Delta.  In May 2019 we relocated to Windhoek, Namibia and have a great time as a family exploring and discovering the beauty of this very special country of vast landscapes. Having a presence on the ground in Africa allows me to keep up-to-date with information and products.

Favourites
  • Botswana
  • Rwanda
  • Zimbabwe
  • Tanzania
  • Elephants
  • African Wild Dog
  • Gorillas
  • Serval