PEOPLE AND STORIES

WHY WE DO IT?

“TAKE ONLY MEMORIES, LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS.”

Africa is a destination filled with breathtaking scenery and rewarding wildlife encounters. The look, the feel the dusty smell of the African bush seeps into your soul, and long after you’ve gone you will find yourself missing it with an almost physical longing. Being the second largest continent makes it overwhelming to decide where one should start exploring and discovering this unique destination. Passionate about Africa and creating a memorable Africa vacation for you let us help you experience this magical continent. Born and bred in Africa and having traveled extensively through her countries, we will go out of our way to give you advise on where, when and how to travel in Africa. Live 4 Africa.com is an independent and privately owned company. Owned and managed by Gelle Ritchie who started her travel industry career in 2003 .Together with our carefully selected business partners/suppliers we will tailor-make your African vacation according to your travel needs or we will help you choose the best suitable LuxuryAfrica Safari or African overland tour . If you have decided that it is time for your own adventure, your very own African Safari, or just that you need to explore more of this incredible place we call home; we are here to guide you and help you plan the ultimate Africa experience.

WHY WE DO IT?

“TAKE ONLY MEMORIES, LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS.”

Africa is a destination filled with breathtaking scenery and rewarding wildlife encounters. The look, the feel the dusty smell of the African bush seeps into your soul, and long after you’ve gone you will find yourself missing it with an almost physical longing. Being the second largest continent makes it overwhelming to decide where one should start exploring and discovering this unique destination. Passionate about Africa and creating a memorable Africa vacation for you let us help you experience this magical continent. Born and bred in Africa and having traveled extensively through her countries, we will go out of our way to give you advise on where, when and how to travel in Africa. Live 4 Africa.com is an independent and privately owned company. Owned and managed by Gelle Ritchie who started her travel industry career in 2003 .Together with our carefully selected business partners/suppliers we will tailor-make your African vacation according to your travel needs or we will help you choose the best suitable LuxuryAfrica Safari. If you have decided that it is time for your own adventure, your very own African Safari, or just that you need to explore more of this incredible place we call home; we are here to guide you and help you plan the ultimate Africa experience.

April 10, 2019

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS ORGANISING OUR FANTASTIC SOUTH AFRICA HOLIDAY

Hi Anna   Thank you for all your efforts organising our fantastic holiday, it all went so smoothly and every part of the holiday was of an exceptional standard and exceeded our expectations. I will most certainly be recommending your services to anyone interested in holidaying in South Africa...
April 10, 2019

LUXURY SOUTH AFRICA , KRUGER , VIC FALLS AND BOTSWANA FAMILY ADVENTURE

Hi Gelle!   We´re back in NY! Many Thanks for all your help in making this a truly extraordinary adventure vacation! And for taking the time to meet with us! much appreciated!   Sure, I´ve already got the email from Feefo...
April 10, 2019

EVERYTHING WENT VERY SMOOTHLY IN EVERY RESPECT

Hello Gelle, Everything went very smoothly in every respect.The people at the lodge were very friendly. The food there was outstanding, as it was everywhere we went. The Safari people were incredible. It was such a great trip. We saw lots of wildlife on every single one of the eight drives.
April 10, 2019

EVERYTHING WAS WONDERFUL AND ALL THE TRANSFERS WORKED LIKE MAGIC!

Dear Gelle, We all arrived home safely on Friday after the very long journey back from Zambia via Johannesburg. Gelle, everything was wonderful and all the transfers worked like magic! We had a fabulous few days at Jock's Safari Camp, the highlight being following a pride...
April 10, 2019

IT WAS SUCH A GREAT TRIP

Hello Gelle, Everything went very smoothly in every respect. There was only one glitch, and I did not mention it in my very positive review of your services. Despite your reminding me, I neglected to mention the name of your company in my review...
April 10, 2019

JOHANNESBURG TO VIC FALLS ACCOMMODATED ADVENTURE

HEY!!   It was fantastic, Drifters is amazing! Parents were super happy. If you send me a link, I am happy to write you and drifters a review!   Defs coming back to Africa! :)...
April 10, 2019

KENYA AND GORILLAS ADVENTURE -MASAI MARA WAS INCREDIBLE AND THE GORILLA EXPERIENCE OUTSTANDING

Good morning, I have finished the tour and i had a wonderful time !  Massai Mara park was incredible and we were incredibly lucky , we saw a lioness take down a wilderbeest, and the Gorila experience was outstanding ! We had a juvenile silver back barreled thru our group and send two of us flying thru the air, it doesn't get much closer an encounter than that !!
April 10, 2019

YOU ORCHESTRATED A MAGNIFICENT ITINERARY FOR US, PROVIDING LUXURY, ADVENTURE, DIVERSE ACTIVITIES AND VENUES.

Hello Gelle!!! I apologize for being slow in responding and in thanking you. I returned home to a rather hectic week after being gone for so long. I feel very fortunate indeed to have participated in the Linda/Lynn/Mary Beth African Adventure. I considered my last visit to that part of the world, 17 years ago, to be one of my very favorite trips and can scarcely believe my good fortune in being able to visit southern Africa again.
April 10, 2019

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING.  YOU’VE LEFT US WITH AN INDELIBLE IMPRESSION.

Gelle, We can’t thank you enough for creating such a personalized and unforgettable experience for us.  From your selection of diverse game camps, culturally-rich accommodations, and guides that melded with us perfectly, you did a remarkable job of understanding our individual and collective interests and style.
April 10, 2019

IT WAS SO INCREDBLY SPECIAL AND I WILL CHERISH THE MEMORIES IN MY HEART FOREVER

The year has almost come to an end and we trust 2018 has been kind to you. If visiting Africa is on your 2019 wish list, Live 4 Africa Travel would like to share three brand new & exciting travel ideas.
April 10, 2019

MOZAMBIQUE WAS AMAZING

Hi Gelle, Mozambique was amazing! The accommodation was so nice, and the package you organized for our honeymoon was perfect. Both Amy and I loved every second of our time there, thank you so much for organizing the trip for us.
April 10, 2019

TANZANIA PRIVATE FAMILY SAFARI- MORE THAN WE HAD EXPECTED

The year has almost come to an end and we trust 2018 has been kind to you. If visiting Africa is on your 2019 wish list, Live 4 Africa Travel would like to share three brand new & exciting travel ideas.
April 10, 2019

AFRICA IS TRULY BEAUTIFUL. I LEAVE A PIECE OF MY HEART HERE EACH TIME

Hi Gelle. Thanks. It’s been fab. I loved the Belmond eagle. Just loved the place. But Selinda and Belmond were both fab with Belmond being my absolute favorite. Game drives were very special too. Loved it...
April 10, 2019

EVERYTHING HAS EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS

The year has almost come to an end and we trust 2018 has been kind to you. If visiting Africa is on your 2019 wish list, Live 4 Africa Travel would like to share three brand new & exciting travel ideas.
April 10, 2019

LUXURY TANZANIA SAFARI

The year has almost come to an end and we trust 2018 has been kind to you. If visiting Africa is on your 2019 wish list, Live 4 Africa Travel would like to share three brand new & exciting travel ideas.
February 6, 2019

IS AN INDELIBLE AFRICAN VACATION ON YOUR BUCKET LIST FOR 2019?

The year has almost come to an end and we trust 2018 has been kind to you. If visiting Africa is on your 2019 wish list, Live 4 Africa Travel would like to share three brand new & exciting travel ideas.
February 6, 2019

BUCKET LIST EXPERIENCES IN AFRICA.

A luxurious treehouse beneath a canopy of stars is the ultimate bush suite built on stilts. This is an unique safari experience – one where you can feel immersed in the magic of romance in Africa.
June 14, 2017

IS AN INDELIBLE AFRICAN VACATION ON YOUR BUCKET LIST FOR 2019?

The year has almost come to an end and we trust 2018 has been kind to you. If visiting Africa is on your 2019 wish list, Live 4 Africa Travel would like to share three brand new & exciting travel ideas.
April 11, 2019

ETOSHA AND SWAKOPUND ADVENTURE

Gelle What a great trip to Namibia, I had a blast.  It was hot but then again you fore warned me!  The resorts were terrific and our guide was very knowledgeable, saw all of the big five except hippos which evidently are extinct there.
April 11, 2019

LE CANNONIER MAURITIUS HUTTON FAMILY OF 10

Hi Gelle On behalf of our family group of 10, I’d like to thank you for all you have done to book an awesome holiday for us at Le Cannonier, Mauritius. I have complete trust to book through you again in future as all my expectations were met, best prices, special room requests, last minute queries after hours...
April 11, 2019

ANANTARA MOZAMBIQUE WAS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR OUR HOLIDAY

Dear Gelle, We had a wonderful time in Mozambique. Anantara was the perfect place for our holiday. There were plenty of activities and we managed to do all of them, some twice! The horses and stables were great...

April 11, 2019

A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE 10 DAY TANZANIA AND ZANZIBAR LUXURY ADVENTURE

We spent 10 days in the Serengeti and 4 days in Zanzibar. It was an amazing trip and no hiccups. Package was well put toget her and the guide in the Serengeti was excellent. Gelle helped build the trip and was very knowledgab le in what we should see and where to stay.
April 11, 2019

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US PUT TOGETHER A FANTASTIC HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER!

Hi Gelle! So good to hear from you! We are nearly over our jet lag now... We had the BEST time really! All the pre-holiday excitement was all worth it.  We did the extra activities you recommended - helicopter flight over the delta and the Chobe game drive. They were both awesome! We also did the Falls rafting and Stu did a bungee...
April 11, 2019

LUXURY KRUGER , VIC FALLS , BOTSWANA AND CAPE-TOWN VACATION

Hi Gelle It was a wonderful trip, beyond our expectations. Leg is doing OK. We will be sure to comment on the survey. Thanks again. We hope to use  you again in the future!! Nancy and Norman ( USA October 2016)...
April 11, 2019

LUXURY SAFARI , BLUE TRAIN , WINELANDS AND CAPE-TOWN ADVENTURE

Hi Anna Thank you for all your efforts organising our fantastic holiday, it all went so smoothly and every part of the holiday was of an exceptional standard and exceeded our expectations.  I will most certainly be recommending your services to anyone interested in holidaying in South Africa...
April 11, 2019

TANZANIA AND ZANZIBAR PRIVATE SAFARI

Hi Gelle, I hope you are well. A big thank you for planning our trip to Tanzania. We really enjoyed it, each days were fantastic and we definitely left a piece of our heart out there. It was really amazing and we are very happy and grateful for all your work on it...
April 11, 2019

THIS WAS BEYOND ANY EXPECTATIONS WE COULD HAVE HAD…

Sufficed to say you have actually blew my mind with the experiences over the past two weeks and I find too much to try and describe all of this. What I feel you should appreciate is just how all four of us felt when we were welcomed into Kampala Karula on day one, the senior staff were superb...