South Africa resident and Absolute Travel Africa Insider Daniela Bonanno was drawn to Africa long before she would call it home. “They say once you visit Africa, it never leaves you, which was certainly the case for me” says Daniela. Following her heart, she opened Absolute Travel’s first African office in 2008, and has made it her priority to experience all that the continent has to offer in order to curate exquisite journeys filled with insider experiences. Oftentimes this means getaways with her husband, Tony, and their daughter, Vesper – adventures that have instilled a love for the bush in all of them. With hundreds of game drives notched on her belt, Daniela’s recommendations are opinionated and thoughtful. She’s an expert on the region, with the wits to resolve unforeseen hitches, the inside scoop on the perfect post-safari beach spot, advice on exactly what to pack, and after being a guest at too many Africa lodges to count, she has the knowledge and connections to curate the best trip based on what’s important to you. Whether you wish to take your loved ones to witness elephants in the wild, are dreaming about spending a night under the African sky in your own star bed, or want a private Cape Malay cooking lesson with Cape Town’s most elite chef, Daniela will help design the journey of a lifetime that is seamless, authentic, and exceeds your wildest expectations.
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DANIELA’S TOP AFRICAN EXPERIENCES
Sleeping under a sky of brilliant stars at Loisaba Star Beds in Kenya
Exploring Desroches Island’s (Seychelles) wild beaches with Vesper on the back of my bike… then running into a giant tortoise!
Listening to an African Choir at Sandibe in Botswana.
Watching the look on Vesper’s face as she observed a family of meerkats go about their day at Tswalu Kalahari Desert
Fishing on the lower Zambezi!
Flying alongside legendary guide, John Coppinger, on a microlight flight in Zambezi; it gave me a totally different perspective
Hanging with the Himba people of Namibia on a very hot afternoon
Watching the “dancing” (Sifaka) Lemurs in Madagascar!
Luxuriating in the picture-perfect winelands while sipping some bubbly!