Vernon Wilson

Senior Travel Consultant

Vernon’s love for the travel industry started in 2006 when, after completing a diploma in tour guiding, he went on to work as a nature and environmental guide for SANParks. He has worked for British Airways at Cape Town International Airport, as a reservations consultant for an overland tour operator, and as a travel agent at Flight Centre. At the end of five successful years at Flight Centre, he took a leap of faith and worked from home as an Independent Travel Consultant (ITC). After two years as an ITC, he decided to go back to a more structured working environment and found a suitable fit in Giltedge Africa.

He has many interests but the ones he is really passionate about are football, cooking and hiking. He loves the outdoors, and his idea of a fun night is sitting around a fire at a campsite, surrounded by the sound of nature.

Vernon's Favourite Properties

Matetsi Victoria Falls

Matetsi Victoria Falls lies in a private reserve 40 km (25 miles) upstream of Victoria Falls. Two camps, each with nine suites (including a family suite), stretch out along the bank of the Zambezi River. Suite interiors are light and airy with a simple elegance and contemporary feel. Enjoy game…

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Singita Faru Faru Lodge

Singita Faru Faru has eight elegant suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, and a Swarovski spotting scope for leisurely game viewing without leaving your room. Set out on twice-daily game drives in the exclusive Singita Grumeti, a private reserve bordering the Serengeti. Other activities on offer include guided walks along the Grumeti…

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Londolozi Pioneer Camp

Set amongst ebony trees, Pioneer Camp has three luxury suites and generous common area. It is the most secluded of Londolozi’s camps. The 3 private suites have superb river views and are perfect for honeymoons and private getaways. Focused on multi-generational family travel, this adaptable camp can be converted into…

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Vernon's Favourite Destinations

Zambia

Southern Africa’s most remote safari destination – where you won’t see other travellers for miles – is Zambia. It’s home to Livingstone’s Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi River, breath-taking lakes, wetlands, and an abundant bird- and wildlife. But just because it’s remote, doesn’t mean it lacks luxuries….

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Tanzania

Tanzania is home to the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, the coral reefs of Zanzibar, the migration on Serengeti’s savannah (in the Southern and Northern Serengeti), Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater, as well as the Great Rift Valley. With spectacular scenery, cultures and…

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Botswana

The Jewel of Africa, Botswana is one of the best wildlife destinations in the world. The country is renowned for its large, inland river delta, the Okavango Delta. Botswana is also home to the earth’s most impressive salt pan, The Makgadikgadi, and the largest continuous desert, The Kalahari. …

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Vernon's Favourite Tours

Untamed Botswana Fly-In Safari

Perfect for those looking for a bird’s eye view of Botswana, this 11-day safari combines Chobe River and National Park, the Okavango Delta and the unique Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Explore the untamed bush of Botswana, see the Big 5 and enjoy a comfortable commute and amazing views in light…

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