So founded The Big Journey Company well over a decade ago, escorting small groups to over 50 incredible destinations around the world. The Big Safari Company was born out of his love for Africa and his passion to show people why being on an African Safari is the best travel experience you can have.
For So, an African safari is the number one item everyone should have on their bucket list. Why? Because in the middle of these vast, unending landscapes, watching majestic animals battle in nature’s survival game, you feel connected to the struggles of our ancestors long, long ago. Realising we were also once part of the food chain, you become the story here and connect to the soul of the earth - it is a spiritual, cultural exchange, it is true travel and it’s unlike any other vacation experience on the planet.
So often tells people thinking of taking a safari "There is a unique ‘feeling’ you will have at the end of an African Safari. There is no word for it but I promise you, you will feel it." If you’ve not been to Africa before that will sound very strange but those that know it will understand. Often when So is in Africa he will see guests approaching him at the end of the trip and he knows they are going to tell him that they get that ‘feeling’ now. However they cannot speak, the words don’t come out, the tears start to flow and all they can do is reach out for a hug. Gotcha! That is the African safari experience. And getting all our guests to feel that amazing feeling is what The Big Safari Company is all about.
What is your favourite place in Africa?
Of all the wonderful places in Africa it is so hard to choose just one. But if I have to, I’d say it is the Masai Mara in Kenya. There is something magical about watching the sheer numbers of animals gather on these spectacular plains, under the iconic Acacia trees and with the red flashes of Masai herdsmen on the horizon.