A luxury tour operator with bases in Scotland, the USA and South Africa. Outbound in Africa creates bespoke itineraries throughout Africa, sending guests on luxury journeys through wild places.
We love sharing our passion for Africa and follow the travel trends closely to see what’s new and what’s trendsetting in the travel industry, keeping it current and bespoke for all our discerning travellers.
Through working with local guides and accommodations that take on social responsibilities, our mission is to offer authentic and socially responsible travel experiences without comprising on luxury.
Outbound in Africa has travelled to all the destinations we specialize in. Often spending quite a few weeks a year testing out the luxurious safari lodges to the rustic adventure camps, walking safaris to the Cape Winelands. This allows us to make sure the standard is kept to a high and we can guarantee to offer a little bit of Africa to suit each and every one of our intrepid travellers.
You can meet the team at travel shows and exhibitions across Africa, the UK and America every year.
Lucy Blunt – Senior Safari & Tour Specialist
Scottish-born Lucy moved to South Africa in 2007. Trained as a chef, she traded the kitchen for the stables when she volunteered at a lodge specialising in horse riding safaris in the Greater Kruger area. She was well and truly bitten by the African bush bug and went on to manage an exclusive lodge in Thornybush Nature Reserve. Following the call of the wild, she freelanced all over South Africa and Botswana as a relief manager and chef.
She’s built up an incredible range of experience and knows just what guests expect on the hospitality front. She has fantastic working relationships with a number of lodge collections and private camps across Southern Africa.
Now living back in Edinburgh Scotland, she is super organised, handles all enquiries, reservations and logistics for our clients.
Neil Stuckenberg – Senior Safari & Tour Specialist
Born and raised South African, Neil grew up as a free-range kid in the Eastern Cape. He enjoyed a successful career in the corporate world of IBM as VP of Sales, and thereafter traded in his suit for Merrells and moved away from city life to run his own safari lodge in the Greater Kruger with his wife, Mel.
Learning from his extensive travels across the continent he knows Africa (and its backroads) like the back of his hand, from the soaring sand dunes of Namibia to the open savannah plains of Kenya. Now based in the USA with his family, Neil handles our US clients with exceptional care and crafts bespoke luxury African itineraries for our discerning travellers.