Matthew O'Brien

Travel Specialist

After completing his Bcom(Law) degree at Wits University, in Johannesburg, Matthew decided to pursue his passion for nature and the outdoors by enrolling at EcoTraining and obtaining his Nature Guiding qualification. Thereafter, he found a job in the overlanding industry, where he worked as a tour leader for two years, leading tours throughout Southern Africa. After seeing and experiencing nearly everything that Southern Africa has to offer, Matthew decided that he wanted to settle down, and decided to move to the place he loved the most whilst travelling – Cape Town.

Favourite Destination:

Cape Town – This city has everything; Mountains, beaches, penguins, and great restaurants.

Most Treasured Travel Experience:

Two experiences stand out for Matthew.

White water rafting down the Zambezi, from Victoria Falls. It is the world’s toughest river to raft down, and he was flung into the water more times than he can remember. Luckily, the Zambezi river water doesn’t taste too bad.

Skydiving over the desert in Swakopmund. The sheer terror felt when the plane door opens is quickly replaced by sheer exhilaration


Eileen, USA
Travelled to Cape Town and Kruger National Park in July 2019

Flawless Arrangements - Thank you!
We had the most amazing trip!!! Thank you to our consultant Matthew a million times. Everything was perfect!! We did have a rough beginning (missed our connection to Cape Town).. I was able to email Matthew's colleague Liam and let him know we would be late and he responded immediately! The commodore hotel was perfect. We walked to the waterfront…

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Linda , Australia
Travelled to Botswana, Victoria Falls and Mauritius in June 2019

Loved every minute of it!
We loved almost every minute of it especially the Okavango (Khwai conservancy) and the Victoria Falls. I had excellent service from my consultant Matthew and he was always prompt in answering any queries I had. We were delighted with the camp and hotels in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mauritius that were chosen for our trip.

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Linda, Australia
Travelled to Botswana, Victoria Falls, South Africa and Mauritius in June 2019

Wonderful Trip, Thoroughly Enjoyed
We are home and I wanted to say thank you for organising our trip. We were very happy with with everything, in particular the tented camp in Khwai and the Batonka Guest house in Vic Falls. Even the Chobe lodge was great. We only went on one game drive in Chobe as the driver drove like a maniac - however…

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Gretchen, New Zealand
Travelled to South Africa, Botswana and Victoria Falls in May 2019

An adventure that exceeded our expectations in every way! We will be back!
Everything was fantastic! The lodge at GomoGomo was amazing, right there on the watering hole with animals coming and going all the time. There was one particular herd of elephants would come daily to bathe,drink and play. Then the impala, giraffes and zebras would arrive. There was a hippo in there one day. There was just so much activity all…

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Estelle, United Kingdom
Travelled to Victoria Falls in January 2019

Memorable Experience in Victoria Falls
Very professional and efficient. We will and already have referred people to you. Thank you so much for a memorable experience!

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Lily , Singapore
Travelled to Kruger National Park, Cape Town and Victoria Falls in June 2018

Family Adventure in Southern Africa
We had a wonderful time.

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Eugene, USA
Travelled to Cape Town, Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls in May 2018

Bucket List Lifetime Experience - Checked!
Our trip to Africa was overall an exceptional experience. Safari365 was very easy to work with and very responsive to making sure everything along the way was in order. I will give our Safari365 consultant Matthew an A+ for communication and interest in making sure we were happy with our experience. The full-color itinerary and descriptive brochure was spot-on and…

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