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EXPERIENZA AFRICANA

Se mi sono innamorata dell’ Africa io che sono nata in una terra leggiadra, la Liguria, di una bellezza unica, vuol dire che quella terra ha veramente un fascino inspiegabile che ti colpisce al cuore e soprattutto che ti cambia la vita e la percezione delle cose.

Il mio primo viaggio in terra d’Africa appunto e’ stato nel 1999 , e gia’ notai una terra avanti anni luce in alcuni campi, , ma soprattutto mi colpi la sua anima.

Ho sempre viaggiato molto, dall’eta’ di 18 anni con frequenza assidua in diverse parti del mondo.
Il mio pallino erano gli Stati Uniti e cmq i posti freddi. Poi ho scoperto il Sudafrica.

If I fell in love with Africa living in a comely land as Liguria is, a unique beauty…. Africa has an inexplicable charm which hits you straight to the heart and above all it completely changes life and perception of things.

My first trip to Africa was in 1999 and I already noticed something light years ahead especially in some areas, but above all it was it’s soul that struck me.

I have always travelled a lot, from the age of 18 years old and regularly visited different parts of the world. My best was the United States and however they have some cold places. Then I discovered Southern Africa!

Imagine Africa Safaris

IMAGINE AFRICA SAFARIS

La nostra società di Touring, Imagine Africa Safaris è gestore del proprietario e ha iniziato i suoi safari overland più di 10 anni fa. Tutti i nostri safari / escursioni possono essere effettuati su GUIDED CHAUFFEUR DRIVEN o SELF-DRIVE GUIDED, tutti PRIVATI (salvo diversa disposizione), quindi non limitati agli orari prestabiliti quando si viaggia con grandi gruppi di persone che non conoscete . Sono disponibili opzioni di ristorazione o self-catering.

WilDona Safaris RECOMMENDED Touring Company, Imagine Africa Safaris is owner run and started its overland safaris more than 17 years ago. All our safaris / tours can be done on a GUIDED CHAUFFEUR DRIVEN or SELF-DRIVE GUIDED basis, all of which are also PRIVATE (unless otherwise stipulated), therefore not confined to the set schedules when travelling with large groups of people you do not know. Catered for or self-catering options are available.

Packaged Tours
Packaged Tours
Specialised Packaged Tours setup according to your needs from small to large groups... these South African packages range from bucket list adventures to tours that range from affordable to luxurious.... experience Cape Town in all it's glory and end off with a bush safari in the Kruger National Park... so much to experience and so many places to visit in between too!
4x4 Safaris
4x4 Safaris
Private 4 x 4 Safaris to Southern Africa. We offer tailor made self-drive and guided, chauffeur driven safaris to cater to your particular interests or requirements. Experience untouched Africa on a Camping or Lodged safari to Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe or Mozambique!
Fly-in Packages
Fly-in Packages
Fly into Paradise.. Get the best of both worlds on a fly-in safari if you have fewer days to travel - exploring Africa on game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles, viewing the specatcular Victoria Falls or lying on deserted white sands in Mozambique. A genuine African safari experience!
AMORE AFRICA

Come descrivere il mal d’Africa non so, so solo che svegliarsi nel silenzio del bush, addormentarsi sapendo che fuori ci sono tutti gli animali che siamo abituati a vedere nei documentari, che siamo al loro cospetto, avere questo contatto ancestrale con Mama Afrika e’ qualcosa che ti cambia per sempre.
I ritmi della natura, il ritmo della vita.

How to describe the yearning of Africa I do not know, I just know that waking up in the silence of the bush, fall asleep knowing that out there are all the animals that we usually see in documentaries right before us. You have this ancestral contact with Mama Afrika … something that changes you forever.
The rhythms of nature, the rhythm of life.

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ITINERARIES

Countries

COUNTRIES

We offer Chauffeur Driven Safaris, Self-Drive, Guided 4×4 Safaris,
Fly-in Packages, Accommodation Bookings, Day tours, Student Packages, Packaged Tours to…

R.S.A
South Africa
Botswana
Botswana
Namibia
Namibia
Moz
Mozambique

The Italians of Africa

Italiani d’Africa
The Italians of Africa

Il merito di questa scoperta e’ stato del mio secondo papa’ che ci ha vissuto per 22 anni dall’eta’ di 27 anni. Partii alla volta di un paese che ancora nessuno in Italia conosceva e visto sulla cartina era davvero alla fine del mondo. Come i primi esploratori salpo’ in nave da Venezia e a Durban trovo’ad attenderlo suo cugino anche lui di Sestri Levante, ma sposato con una sudafricana di origini italiane.Ecco che si creo’ il gruppo degli Italiani d’Africa. Ero cosi’ affascinata dai loro racconti, che ancora adesso si scambiano, che decisi di partire e capire. L’ho fatto. E ho capito che il mio destino si sarebbe legato indissolubilmente alla Rainbow Nation.

The one who deserves the credit of this discovery was my step father who lived in Africa for 22 yrs starting from the age of 27. He left for a country that no one before in Italy knew and on the map it gave the impression of being really far away from home… at the bottom of the world. As the first travelers he sailed from Venice and joined his cousin (who came from the same Italian birthplace) in Durban, and married a South African woman of same Italian origin. AND SO….The Italians of Africa group was created. I was so fascinated by their tales they shared even nowadays too that I decided to leave and try to understand the culture. When I left and came to Africa I finally understood that my destiny would have been inextricably linked to the Rainbow Nation.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY DONA

Photography by Dona

26
Mar 2018
King of the Bush

One of the most exciting experience in my life was attending for one week a tracks and signs course in the estreme bush The bush school was incredibly moving but at the same time very challenging. For several hours every day, sometimes even under a burning sky, we were trying to recognize the different kind of animal tracks: male, female, baby animals, which directions they took, what they were doing… Life in the bush teaches you to observe everything, to orientate spotting trees, sky, every form of life To listen to every noise, to sharpen your hearing and then during the night every sound is amplified and if you are Read more

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22
Nov 2017
OKAVANGO DELTA. LIKE IN OUT OF AFRICA MOVIE

Do you remind the spectacular scene of the flight above the african savana? Well , when I landed in Botswana, during one of my first african trips, I thought to be part of that movie. The air strip was really short and I felt catapulted in the middle of nowhere, but the feeling of the bush higher up , to look at the herds of elephants , antilopes and other animals was something breathless, unique and moving in its beauty And when i put my feet on the ground not least other emotions…. Can you imagine doing a walking safari and run into a rhino only a few feet? And Read more

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15
Apr 2017
Gin & Tonic

Did you know that Gin & Tonic (G&T), the cocktail, was introduced by the army of the British East India Company in India. In India and other tropical regions, malaria was a persistent problem. In the 1700s it was discovered by Scottish doctor George Cleghorn that quinine could be used to prevent and treat the disease. The quinine was drunk in tonic water, however the bitter taste was unpleasant. British officers in India in the early 19th century took to adding a mixture of water, sugar, lime and gin to the quinine in order to make the drink more palatable, thus gin and tonic was born.   and I’m pleased Read more

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18
Mar 2017
Amarula Taste – What else..?

Parlando di Africa generalmente si parla di natura e animali, meno spesso di cibo o bevande ecco, un’altro degli aspetti che mi hanno entusiasmato di questa terra e’ stato il gusto dell’ Amarula, liquore molto gustoso che viene ricavato dal frutto del Marula Tree e che ha un sapore molto delicato.Buonissimo con il gelato, tipo il nostro affogato ma all’Amarula (in Sudafrica lo chiamano Don Pedro) o per una sveglia mattutina prima di un bel safari caffe’ con una goccia di Amarula….vedrete di sicuro i leoni in 3D 🙂 L’etichetta poi e’ tutta un programma : un elefante circondato dai frutti del Marula perche’ la leggenda dice che il pachiderma Read more

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07
Dec 2016
Photo Safaris

Una delle esperienze piu’ emozionanti che si possono fare in Africa e’ divertirsi a scattare foto agli animali, ai dettagli della savana e di cio’ che vi circonda. E allora cosa aspettate? Procuratevi una macchina fotografica con uno zoom potente e divertitevi ad immortalare il paradiso africano. Cogliete l’attimo che vi restera’ nel cuore. e se desiderate potete contattarmi naturalmente per organizzare splendidi safari fotografici.   One of the most interesting experiences you can do in Africa is enjoying taking pictures to wildlife, bush details and everything surrounding you. So what are you waiting for? Get a camera with a powerful zoom and enjoy to catch the african heaven. Cease Read more

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Testimonials

OUR CLIENTS
  • Edo and Giovanna.

    Edo and Giovanna.

    When we begun planning our trip in South Africa, we remember the charming stories about this country that Donatella tell us during our stay in Liguria, and we had no doubt, first of all we needed to ask her any suggestion, and she got us in contact with Richard, that helped us perfectly in planning our stay in Kruger area. When we tell friends about Sausage Tree we start our story with: "Is like feelin' at home in South Africa". Sausage Tree staff will make you feel like home with their warm kindness and availability. We spent there two wonderful days. The structure is very comfortable, food delicious and safari are very well organized (2 per day, sunrise and sunset), all the guides were very well prepared and we learned a lot of things about wildlife in SA, we had the chance to see all big 5 in 2 trips. We warmly suggest this trip, because we have the opportunity to Richard as a guide, for a 3 days trip in Kruger Park. He perfectly express the South African spirit, very close to nature and wildlife, he is attentive during all trips. We had the chance also to try his braai (South African BBQ), we still remember those nights in front of the fire talking about many things: travel, food, wine.. We miss everyday South Africa, Richard and all the Sausage Tree crew.
  • Due settimane tra Sudafrica e Mozambico, itinerario perfetto; dalla visita di Cape Town agli splendidi safari nel Kruger Park fino alle bellissime spiagge del Mozambico, cura e scelta ottima per alloggi e destinazioni l'hanno resa una vacanza indimenticabile, grazie Dona.
  • ​Claudia Ardito

    ​Claudia Ardito

    ​Ho conosciuto il Sudafrica grazie a Donatella, lei ed il suo entusiasmo nel raccontarmi di quella terra, mi hanno convinto a seguirla in una delle sue innumerevoli avventure africane, a conoscere un posto a lei familiare, a me nuovo. Il mio primo viaggio ad esplorare un mondo conosciuto solo tramite libri e documentari e' stata un'emozione unica. "Toccarla con mano", viverla con i miei occhi e soprattutto con il cuore...un viaggio indimenticabile grazie a Donatella , organizzato nei minimi dettagli, in modo serio e preciso, in tutto e per tutto..una vacanza unica: indimenticabile tanto che una sola volta non mi e' bastata!! Ci tornai altre due volte, sempre grazie a Wild Dona ; mi trovo' posti nuovi da esplorare , emozioni grandi da tenere nel mio bagaglio di vita che difficilmente si potranno cancellare. Grazie Dona ci sentiamo presto per la mia nuova avventura con Mama Africa, felice di essere stata contagiata dal "mal d'Africa".
  • Edo and Giovanna.

    When we begun planning our trip in South Africa, we remember the charming stories about this country that Donatella tell us during our stay in Liguria, and we had no doubt, first of all we needed to ask her any suggestion, and she got us in contact with Richard, that helped us perfectly in planning our stay in Kruger area. When we tell friends about Sausage Tree we start our story with: "Is like feelin' at home in South Africa". Sausage Tree staff will make you feel like home with their warm kindness and availability. We spent there two wonderful days. The structure is very comfortable, food delicious and safari are very well organized (2 per day, sunrise and sunset), all the guides were very well prepared and we learned a lot of things about wildlife in SA, we had the chance to see all big 5 in 2 trips. We warmly suggest this trip, because we have the opportunity to Richard as a guide, for a 3 days trip in Kruger Park. He perfectly express the South African spirit, very close to nature and wildlife, he is attentive during all trips. We had the chance also to try his braai (South African BBQ), we still remember those nights in front of the fire talking about many things: travel, food, wine.. We miss everyday South Africa, Richard and all the Sausage Tree crew.
  • Due settimane tra Sudafrica e Mozambico, itinerario perfetto; dalla visita di Cape Town agli splendidi safari nel Kruger Park fino alle bellissime spiagge del Mozambico, cura e scelta ottima per alloggi e destinazioni l'hanno resa una vacanza indimenticabile, grazie Dona.
  • ​Claudia Ardito

    ​Ho conosciuto il Sudafrica grazie a Donatella, lei ed il suo entusiasmo nel raccontarmi di quella terra, mi hanno convinto a seguirla in una delle sue innumerevoli avventure africane, a conoscere un posto a lei familiare, a me nuovo. Il mio primo viaggio ad esplorare un mondo conosciuto solo tramite libri e documentari e' stata un'emozione unica. "Toccarla con mano", viverla con i miei occhi e soprattutto con il cuore...un viaggio indimenticabile grazie a Donatella , organizzato nei minimi dettagli, in modo serio e preciso, in tutto e per tutto..una vacanza unica: indimenticabile tanto che una sola volta non mi e' bastata!! Ci tornai altre due volte, sempre grazie a Wild Dona ; mi trovo' posti nuovi da esplorare , emozioni grandi da tenere nel mio bagaglio di vita che difficilmente si potranno cancellare. Grazie Dona ci sentiamo presto per la mia nuova avventura con Mama Africa, felice di essere stata contagiata dal "mal d'Africa".

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