From Self Drive, Guided Safaris, Hiking, Birding or Photographic tours, Mabaruli African Safaris specializes in arranging tailor-made Namibian and Southern African tours, according to your dates and prefer areas of highlights to travel too. Tours can be either camping, accommodating or a combination of both.
The final product will be a well designed holiday for your maximum enjoyment, drawing on our strong local knowledge and unique selection of camps and lodges.
Mabaruli can also arrange airport transfers, accommodation and care hire in Namibia for you as well as activity bookings.
Mabaruli African Safaris (previously known as Gaylard Safaris and Tours) was formed by Gus Gaylard, who led the first safari in 1987.
The name of the company is a tribute to the memory of Gus, who had a profoundly moving experience with Mabaruli, a Shangaan word meaning “Big Foot”, who was a legendary big tusker who lived in the Kruger Park National Park, South Africa.
Current owners of Mabaruli African Safaris, Sven and Serina Strohmenger, both have a passion for Africa and especially Namibia.
Both worked as tour guides in the past and have an intimate knowledge of what their clients would like to experience on tour and how to offer a high quality, good value tour.
Sven studied Nature Conservation and worked as a game ranger in the Kruger National Park, before joining Gaylard Safaris in 1998.
He started as tour guide, conducting many exciting tours through Namibia and Southern Africa, before joining the Operation side of Mabaruli Safaris.Serina finished her Tourism studies in Stellenbosch before working as a tour guide, conducting safaris from Cape Town to Uganda for 5 years.
Both met while guiding on separate safaris in Namibia at Cape Cross Seal Colony in 2005.
As Mabaruli African Safaris is an owner-run company, we pride ourselves on our high quality service, attention to detail and our ability to be flexible and to meet our clients’ needs.
The mission Mabaruli provide is the best value-for-money tours and safaris as possible.We also care passionately about Namibia’s natural environment and to subscribe to a minimum impact and to reflect on the ecological focus of our tours, where we “take nothing but photo’s, leave nothing but footprints.”