Born and raised in South Africa, Marcus is passionate about Africa and driven to share all that it has to offer with the world.
Marcus completed his schooling in Cape Town and finished his honours degrees in Marketing and Finance at the University of Cape Town. His early career involved FMCG marketing and operations, before getting involved in tourism. With the coming of age of the internet, and an innate love for Africa, the decision in 2005 to start a specialist African safari company was the right one.
“I consider myself privileged to be involved in a business such as Safari365. It operates in an environment that merges the best of technology and African tourism, and fulfills the dreams of so many people that yearn to visit this enchanting continent. Tourism is also a major contributor of foreign exchange to Africa, so whist we specialise in the creation of tailor-made safaris, there is also the ‘feelgood’ factor knowing that our clients are indirectly supporting the areas and regions they visit with much needed down-the-line job creation”
When Marcus is not in the office, he can be found enjoying some of the perks of the industry (like visiting the phenomenal destinations and lodges we offer) or riding his mountain bike along South Africa’s routes and trails.
The barren landscapes of Namibia
Most Treasured Travel Experience
Recalling my first childhood safari experience in the Kruger National Park (where a face-to face encounter with a sounder of warthogs was enough to get me hooked).
Tanzania: Beyond Our Expectations
We loved the camps and the staff...they were well run and comfortable. It lived up to my expectations and beyond...hence, the name of the camps. Saw much game, exciting game runs and interesting night drives in some of the camps. Everything was tiptop... the trip ran smoothly from beginning to end, thanks to Marcus!
The perfect African safari
East Africa was beautiful. Lots of animals, great people, and beautiful sunsets. Safari365 had great tour guides. They went out of their way to accommodate times and tours. They did a fabulous job with planning the vacation, keeping in contact and choosing excellent tour guides.
Everything exceded expectations!
I wanted to thank you immensely for organizing the trip of a lifetime. Everything was on the spot perfect and over our expectations. The treatment we received in each hotel, the food, the transportation, the people... oooh! So good. I send you a big hug on behalf of all my family. We won't hesitate to recommend you if we know…
Safari365 loves going on Safari!
This year we started our expedition in the safari hub, Arusha, Tanzania. A few days were spent adjusting and visiting local attractions. Unforgettable highlights included working coffee plantation tours, Shanga Villlage (which offers incredible opportunities for Tanzania’s marginalised handicapped persons to be gainfully employed in arts such as glassblowing, beadwork and pottery) and the Arusha National Park. The following two…