Vernon Wilson

Africa Travel Expert

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


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 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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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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Vernon's Reviews

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Anonymous - Sat, 13 Jul 2019

Our trip to South Africa and Botswana was absolutely perfect. Vernon took care of every detail.

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

-None- - Tue, 2 Jul 2019

The team at Giltedge is unbelievable. Thank you for an experience second to none.

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Anonymous - Mon, 1 Jul 2019

Everything about the experience -- from choosing the adventure to finalizing the trip -- was exceptional. We got great service from Vernon, at Giltedge, and all of the tour guides and hotels/lodges he booked us into.

' Awesome! '

Anonymous - Wed, 22 May 2019

For a booking agent, I found Vernon extremely helpful and very efficient. I will definitely use Giltedge again for any African holidays that my clients may have. Thank you

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Aline - Mon, 25 Mar 2019

Absolutely fantastic service, from the beginning to the end. Vernon was flawless, very kind and patient with every question we had. We are exigent clients and, as it was a special occasion, even more challenging it could be, but we have no complaints at all.

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Alma - Wed, 20 Feb 2019

Every minute exceeded our expectations.

Doug - Tue, 29 Jan 2019

Great Job

Anonymous - Fri, 18 Jan 2019

Would highly recommend Giltedge Africa. The service has been over and beyond first class.

' A challenging brief '

Maria - Mon, 12 Nov 2018

Vernon has been a superstar and very fast, informative, and presented a fantastic proposal. The brief was quite challanging but Vernon was patient and came up with great ideas to meet the client's needs. Thank you Vernon! Maria Lilja

Anonymous - Tue, 25 Sep 2018

Easy to work with and super helpful!

' incredible product, customer service and ethical tailor made tours '

Di - Wed, 15 Aug 2018

I have to say Vernon was fantastic, his recommendations and promptness with an itinerary for my client at such short notice was exceptional. The Giltedge itineraries are nothing like I have had from other suppliers and I just love them, they have so much information and stunning pictures, it certainly excites the clients for their upcoming tours. Once again the service was brilliant and I will be definitely using Giltedge again in the future. Many thanks Vernon

Ann - Thu, 19 Jul 2018

Vernon was FANTASTIC

Phillip - Wed, 18 Jul 2018

They responded very quickly with very nice reservation documentation.