About Savanna Safaris
Savanna safaris is a small group safari company that offers 7-8 day private escorted tours to South Africa. During the first part of your South African Safari, you will explore Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with passionate local guides that will share their intimate knowledge of Cape Town and its surroundings. You will experience the magnificent Table Mountain and its spectacular views of the city and its gorgeous coastline. Your local guide will also show you some of the smallest penguins in the world on your way to Cape Point, the southern most tip of the African continent, where you can see the meeting of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans as well as hike some beautiful trails within the nature reserve. While in Cape Town, you will also visit the world renowned Cape winelands where you can sample some of the best wines. Next on your South Africa safari, you will get up close and personal with Africa’s Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard, and buffalo) as well as many other beautiful and majestic animals in the country that boasts the world’s best safari lodges and game viewing experience. Here you will learn about the flora and fauna while tracking big game with experienced safari guides and trackers.
Owners and Tour Directors
Clive Carelse was born and raised in South Africa and has more than a decade of experience as a safari guide at several lodges throughout the Greater Kruger area. He has guided guests from all over the world during his guiding career and really enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge of the South African savanna with others. Clive has attained his FGASA level 2 qualification (Advanced Field Guide) and has a love for the remarkable wildlife and environment that is unique to South Africa.
Clive met his wife Kristi while she was on safari in South Africa. With her background in biology as well as a masters in ecology, there was an immediate connection as the two share a common love for animals and their natural environment. Clive and Kristi now live in Marmora, New Jersey in the United States with their daughter Savanna.