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


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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Michael, USA
Travelled to Victoria Falls, Botswana and Cape Town in January 2018

Amazing time discovering these African Countries
I thought 3 weeks would be long but we could have stayed another 3! Our consultant Matthew's choices were really great. Thanks for your help. The countries were really amazing.

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