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Introduction to Africa Direct USA

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Hi there! My name is Dianne and I live in the Boston area. I am a Safari Specialist and Planner for Africa Direct USA and I thought I'd introduce myself to all those interested in going on Safari as well as extending their travels beyond the safari experience!


I craft custom itineraries for clients interested in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, East Africa, Uganda/Rwanda, Mozambique and more. My clients run the gamut of Families, Honeymooners/anniversary, Single travelers, Girls getaways, etc. Most clients combine a safari with other destinations such as Cape Town, Panorama Route, Garden Route, Victoria Falls etc etc.  I work very closely with clients in an effort to understand their travel profile (such as their ages, needs, and experience traveling) as well as their vision for their trip, preferred style of travel as well as a sensitivity to their budget. My business is largely built upon "word of mouth". Throughout the planning process, clients find me very detail-oriented and responsive to their needs and inquiries. I am so passionate about the bush and my hope is to inspire others to travel there. My goal is to create that special experience that makes one's trip incredibly memorable! I have excellent testimonials!


My business developed out of my passion for safari and the bush. While living overseas with my husband and 2 sons in the late 90s, we traveled extensively around the world. In spite of all the incredible destinations that we visited, it was Africa that kept drawing us back again and again. There was something very humbling and moving to sit in the presence of the animals. Every game drive is different from the last game drive and every bush experience teaches you a little something about yourself. Sharing this with your spouse/partner, your children, your friends is very bonding and special! The experience never gets old!


While overseas, I became a "go to" for travel advice to Africa and created a number of itineraries for friends and families. Upon returning to the USA, I continued helping people and then I aligned myself with the operator (based in South Africa) that I used for much of my logistics and bookings. It is great to have an extended team based in South Africa. We routinely travel to check on lodges and ensure that the standard of service is still solid and that what you see online is what a client will get when they arrive. We work only with reputable providers for transfers, private guides etc. 


I am excited to join SafariTalk. I hope to share my passion online, as well as specific tips, thoughts on logistics, and unique ideas to experience what Africa has to offer. Here is just a sample of some photos that either my husband or son took while on various safaris.


Enjoy the photos!


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Congratulations Dianne,


We appreciate your interest to consider Africa destinations especially East Africa. Your photos are Wonderful


Tanzania is among East African countries and luckily Tanzania has 3 Natural Wonders among New 7 natural Wonders Africa. Competition to pick up New 7 natural Wonder Africa was run by USA based Natural Wonders Organization. Your clients  who book Tanzania tours will be happy with your plans especially safari to Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro climbing trips, More about New 7 natural Wonders Africa...



  • Serengeti Migration. 
  • Ngorongoro Crater. 
  • Mount Kilimanjaro. 
  • The Nile River. 
  • The Red Sea Reef. 
  • Sahara Desert.  ...
  • Okavango Delta.

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