For centuries, Africa has been the source of mysteries and legends. With Pioneer Africa, you can now discover the inspiration of Hemingway, and the land of Livingstone, and you too will leave with a legend of your own. PIONEER AFRICA is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with offices in South Africa and Kenya and specializes in customized photographic safaris. We plan and conduct luxury excursions and safaris to some of the most exclusive and remote places in Southern Africa, East Africa and Indian Ocean Islands. Utilizing our handpicked portfolio of only the most elegant and luxurious safari lodges, camps, and boutique hotels, we will plan your customized safari with the finest in accommodations, most intimate itineraries and superb attention to detail. Let Pioneer Africa plan your journey of a lifetime.
Owner/Founder Roualeyn de Haas has shared his love of Africa with discerning travelers for over a decade, both planning and guiding exceptional safari itineraries. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa, he spent several years as a private guide and has an intimate knowledge of the region and its peoples, as well as of African political history. His education in Business, and his extensive international travel give him a remarkable perspective on Africa and its global role. He is a registered Field Guide, Whitewater Guide and Coastal Kayak Instructor, published travel writer and a keen wildlife photographer.
Let Roualeyn plan your trip from your door to his back yard, and share with you the culture, mystique and romance of Africa.
Pioneer Africa is an accredited member of the world’s largest association of travel providers, IATAN. Our membership indicates the highest level of professionalism and expertise. In addition to being members of IATAN, PIONEER AFRICA - Exclusive Safaris is also fully registered, insured and licensed to conduct its business operations, and is a licensed provider of travel insurance.
We are also active supporters of conservation and community-based initiatives and programs, including WWF, Children in the Wilderness, Wilderness Trust, and the Rhino Foundation.