About Our Company

Sikeleli Safaris is a family-owned business that specializes in individually-tailored luxury safaris in Africa. Sikeleli’s professionalism, our deep roots in Africa and our expertise in creating exclusive safari experiences assure you an incredible safari experience!

Founding Sikeleli Safaris

Our family founded Sikeleli in 2014 with the desire to deliver a truly authentic African safari experience to our friends and clients. From these roots, the company has developed from two central offices in Canada and Zimbabwe, to having offices across South Africa, the USA and Botswana (under development). Our executive team consists of Mark Ponter (Managing Director), Daniella Ponter (Director & Senior Safari Consultant), Maddelena Ponter (Director of Operations & Digital Presence), Karen Dewhurst (Senior Safari Consultant) and Sharon Robinson (Administrator & Bookkeeping Assistant). We work together with our crack team of associates: Sean Wilkinson, a writer located in Vancouver, Gwyn Pritchett, a web developer located pretty much anywhere with WiFi, Philip Goodall, our star bookkeeper, and Catherine Yoon, a fabulous graphic designer, to deliver a first-class safari booking experience. Want to know more?

Check Out Our Team Profiles

Danni organised a wonderful itinerary for us through Zimbabwe and northern Botswana in July/August 2014. Zimbabwe was definitely the highlight of the trip. We arrived we a few apprehensions about the political situation and what it would mean for our trip, and we could not have been more pleasantly surprised. The welcome we received, the […]

Thorburn family, from Singapore

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