Get to Know Our History

About Us

A Story that Starts in Africa.

Our Story

We’re a family business started by husband + wife team, Conrad and Hanneke Dempsey. We met in high school in Windhoek and, like most young Namibians, left the country after school to study abroad and travel the world.

After years of working in banking, advertising and film in South Africa, Europe and Australia – Namibia called us home. We returned to raise our two boys on African soil and made a point of rediscovering her iconic places and friendly faces.

On one of these safari adventures, sitting gin + tonic in hand, watching a spectacular African sunset, the idea of African Wanderer Tours + Safaris was born. And as they say – the rest is history. For the past 20 years, we’ve been guiding adventurers, like you, on truly memorable, handcrafted journeys across Southern Africa.

Our small, dedicated team work passionately to make your African travel dreams come true.

We love Africa and honestly believe that her wild places are balm to the soul. We also passionately believe in responsible tourism and its ability to help keep Africa wild and wonderful.

Tourism in Africa provides sustainable livelihoods for indigenous communities. It gives an incentive for these communities to conserve their precious natural resources.

As part of our commitment to responsible tourism, we work with suppliers dedicated to environmentally sustainable practices, conservation and community upliftment.

Your safari makes a positive impact on the lives of local communities.

Our Love for Africa

Our Spirit

Reasons to choose us

We are Local

We have boots on the ground and expert, local knowledge informs our decisions.

A Solid Reputation

We have been trusted by travellers for over 20 years.

Curated Itineraries

Each tailor-made itinerary is unique and matches a client’s personal requirements.

We are human

You deal directly with us from the time you start to plan until you arrive back home. You’ll always know who to speak to when you need help or advice.

Competitive Pricing

Because we’re small we can keep our costs low and ensure that you get the best possible value for your travel budget. Booking through us should cost the same as booking directly. We earn commission from our suppliers and don’t add extra charges ‘on top’. It is common for our customers to actually save money by booking with us.

Flexible booking terms

We understand that planning travel is often difficult – we offer flexible booking terms and can negotiate with suppliers on your behalf.