How We Began
True African Safaris took shape in 2010, founded by wildlife enthusiast, Daniel Oosthuizen. Having had the privilege of growing up on a Big 5 nature reserve in South Africa, it was no surprise that his passion for nature came from deep within his core.
With a lifetime worth of experience Daniel rightfully earned himself a respectable and trustworthy name in the professional hunting industry in South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
However, on the 3rd of July 2015 Daniel sadly passed away in a tragic and unexpected vehicle accident leaving his beloved family, friends and the hunting industry shocked and devastated at his loss.
Where we are today
After the passing of Daniel his only brother, Philip took it upon himself as a tribute to his brother to continue the dream and legacy of Daniel and True African Safaris, which had so sadly been left behind.
Philip grew up on a Big 5 nature reserve alongside his older brother, and without doubt became a true adventurist, lover of nature and keen conservationist. Upon leaving school, Philip followed his passion and received a Diploma in Nature Conservation at a University in Pretoria and immediately took up reserve management on a Big 5 reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park region of South Africa. Here he worked a good few years gaining more nature conservation and ethical hunting experience, before taking the reins of True African Safaris.
What we do
True African Safaris takes pride in its reputation as a Dangerous Game Hunting specialist with knowledge and experience passed down from generation to generation. Our focus is on quality and not quantity and we pride ourselves in maintaining the highest standard hunting ethics, friendly hospitality and qualified and knowledgeable staff.