CREATING & HOSTING ‘SOUL SAFARI RETREATS’ & DESIGNING TAILOR-MADE JOURNEYS & BEAUTIFUL TRAVEL EXPERIENCES IN MY BELOVED AFRICA
Namibia was my first experience with the African continent, and it’s by far the most unforgettable trip I’ve ever made. Being able to be so close to those wild animals in their natural habitat is magical. Also the vastness and the colors of the Namibian dessert will forever be imprinted in my memories. You might be the only human around, but during your travels in Namibia you are always surrounded by mighty nature. Sophie is without a doubt the most fantastic person with whom you can discover the African continent. She has an unbelievable passion for the countries and their people, and she is always willing to share her passion with her travel companions. Since she’s a real connoisseur, she is always able to find the most unforgettable lodges for the best prices!
The words I used most were ‘wow’, ‘this is Africa’, ‘amazing’. I really enjoyed this piece of Africa, an unknown pearl becomes a beloved gem. Dear Sophie, well done! I am signing up for a future Soul Safari Retreat. Is it Namibia, is it Kenya, is it 2022 or 2023, we’ll see. Good luck & see you soon!
During our road trip in Namibia we came across one surprise to another. Not only the landscapes, the animals & the people were magnificent, the incredible lodges Sophie chose for us were one of a kind. Especially Doro Nawas: it felt like the real Namibia, an oasis in the middle of the desert. The bush dinner & the encounter with wild elephants were definitely our highlights. Sophie shared her inexhaustible knowledge with us & she only proposed to us the best of the best, top notch places to stay. We trust her blindly for our future travels. A big thank you for this once in a life experience.
Sophie composed with her passion & love for Africa our road trip (in South Africa). It was a beautiful diverse itinerary with gorgeous accommodations (like Tshukudo Bush Lodge in Pilanesberg & Cornerway House in Plettenberg Bay). Sophie informed us very in depth about where to stop, must sees & must do’s not to miss, the best restaurants etc. Sophie shares all her knowledge & personal experience with a lot of pleasure. If you consider a journey in Africa, … contact definitely Safari Sophie!
Dear Sophie, first of all thank you for this incredibly beautiful & heartwarming journey. I was the last to sign up and I haven’t regretted it for a second. All the things I could experience have been experienced. More travel stories to put in my backpack to cherish forever. Thank you for being so passionate about Africa. You always answered all my questions, both practical and cultural. Sharing your own travel stories was very inspiring. I did not see you as ‘the tour guide’, but got to know you as the beautiful person you are. I sincerely hope that by travelling more, I can also guide such trips as you do, because you are doing great! Asante sana Sophie. May we meet again!
Sophie, thank you for showing me your beloved Africa. It was great to explore Kenya. So many beautiful impressions of this amazing continent! The variety of the program was great. I loved participating in your Soul Safari Retreat. The guidance throughout the trip was fantastic and made me not think too much about all the practical things. Asante sana for the unforgettable journey and until the next time!
South Africa was ranking high on our travel wish list, number 1 position as favourite travel destination. We decided to travel to South Africa for our honeymoon. We planned to see as many highlights as possible & wanted to make out the most of it. Sophie designed an amazing itinerary & we have seen & done so much more than we ever wished for! The accommodations were exceptional (especially Botlierskop where we stayed in a glamping tent with our own private plunge pool, oh my god!!), really the best honeymoon stays very reasonably priced, you will not find them on the internet. Even more, all the wonderful restaurants and extra tips & tricks Sophie informed us about. We had lunch on a wine farm really between a vineyard, we had dinner with a view of a rhino family with a little baby, we have swum with nemo’s, sharks and dolphins, kayaked with penguins, danced in ‘swazi-style’, we did a horseback safari, … Amazing experiences we never had in mind. South Africa is the best honeymoon destination & Sophie made our dream come true! Next destination: Mozambique!!!
Dear Sophie, thank you for the wonderful trip and experience. It was unforgettable. A wonderful concept with a fantastic hostess. The variety of beautiful Kenya is amazing. From the bush and wildlife to the peace & zen of the coast. The delicious food & drinks were top! You chose beautiful accommodations for us, with Watamu Treehouse as a highlight 🙂 I found the variety of activities ideal. Mixing the rooms was also very nice. Thank you also for your hospitality and your excellent guidance. You do this very well! I am very happy that I joined your Soul Safari Retreat. Thanks a lot!
When I was locked up at home during the corona pandemic, I dreamt of escaping & a little getaway. To clear my mind & take a fresh perspective on my business and on the future, I asked Sophie for advice. She responded, why don’t you travel to Kenya? Discover the Swahili coast, Lamu island & go on safari in Nairobi National Park & Hell’s Gate. No sooner said that done & once again: WOW! I love to be out in the bush & going on safari, spotting wild animals, the Kenyan coast – with Watamu as my favourite place – was as pearl! Lamu untouched & special, a must see island, far away from everything, surrounded by the ocean & on the rhythm of the tides. We ended our trip in Hell’s Gate & Lake Naivasha as cherry on the cake. Thank you again to show me a part of amazing Africa, for sharing your love for Kenya & definitely Lamu. Thank you as well for all your tips & because of you our first Pilates & Yoga Retreat will take place in Kenya. I will pass on my new love for this country without any doubt.
The trip was unforgettable, I saw beautiful things, made new friends and got to know myself better. I had a lot of fun, laughed and cried. I saw another part of Kenya that is different from what I had already seen. Travelling in a group is a special experience. The food was delicious, fresh and good quality, super veggie food. Guides/drivers were top notch, super nice and suited to the group. Sophie is a great help with questions and arranging stuff, is always willing to help and has a good knowledge of Africa. The location of the lodges was fantastic. Every lodge had something exceptional! Overall: great experience, unforgettable, fun!
Beautiful lodges, great guides, Africa in a nutshell, enjoying every moment, perfect service from Sophie, attentiveness is an understatement, top activities at Watamu Treehouse, delicious and lots of food!
After our first appointment with Sophie, we felt inspired & we knew … We are going on a self drive in South Africa! Sophie discussed with us different itineraries & ‘must sees’. Sophie listened to our wishes very carefully as well, so she could design a unique tailor made proposal. Upon arrival in South Africa, we traveled from one fantastic moment to another magical stay. WOW! We will always treasure a 3 days safari in a stunning lodge, called ‘57 Waterberg’. We were over the moon & immersed ourselves into the safari life. We planned morning & afternoon game drives. Waking up was not a problem, we loved the bush & being surrounded by nature & amazing animals. A really unique experience! We toured around in lively Cape Town, we tasted delicious wines in the lovely wineries of Stellenbosch & Franschhoek. We really appreciated all the personal favourites, local addresses, hidden gems & places not to miss Sophie advised us. We were really looking forward to Emily Moon River Lodge. A beautiful property with phenomenal views. A FAN – TAS – TIC end of a wonderful journey which suited us perfectly. We are still enjoying all the memories. Sophie excelled in her work & we highly recommend her. You won’t regret it!
This was Africa!!! Thank you for letting us discover so much of Kenya in such a short time. I experienced so much that it often left me silent. Amboseli NP was the absolute highlight for me, but actually I enjoyed every detail of this trip! Good food, beautiful lodges, lots of wildlife, friendly locals, …. Good luck with your next Soul Safari Retreats and you will definitely hear me again for my next trips. Asante sana!
Sophie was our travel designer for our 3 weeks road trip in wonderful South Africa. Sophie organised a very personal self drive according to our wishes & budget. We got the idea for intimate Africa. Sophie fulfilled our special request & planned our bush wedding in between our self drive. She booked a photographer & a make-up artist and created the beautiful wedding ceremony together with the lodge, on very short notice. We are extremely grateful for Sophie, our safari wedding is unforgettable & exclusive. We stayed in Phelwana Game Lodge in Hoedspruit next to Kruger National Park, an idyllic setting. We would love to stay again in this lovely lodge. Apart from our safari wedding, Sophie assisted with the reservations of other activities during our road trip. From wine tasting to an early wake up call to meet the meerkats at sunrise. If you would love to discover Africa without worries, let Safari Sophie inspire you!
Thank you for taking us on your Soul Safari baby. These 10 days have flown by. I have enjoyed it 100% and will travel back home as a richer lady. I met some wonderful, sweet ladies and I was able to relive Africa in an intensely beautiful way! Hakuna matata!
Sophie, sweet lady! You came into my life, very unexpectedly, who would have ever thought this. You made me float with happiness, so often I thought that my day would never end. Dear Sophie, I would be ashamed if I said something negative. Thanks to my experiences in life, I can only say that you are an example for many. Really Sophie, so young, but I’ve said it many times … You have so much wisdom in you. You are always very grateful for everything. Deep respect, woman! Sophie, I mean it from the bottom of my heart; this was for me … in 10 days time!!! The most beautiful journey! It was very emotional for me, and you understood that completely. I will never forget this journey. Dreams sometimes come true, don’t they? Sophie, you were an example for me … sweet … helpful … and always with your both feet on the ground. I can still tell you a lot of things that were nice about you, but I hope to tell you them personally in another place. Thank you very much!