Simon Gluckman


Born in South Africa and raised in the States, my passion for Africa developed as a child, spending summers with relatives touring South Africa’s national parks and the famed Garden Route. After college, I took a 6-month, overland trip through five Southern African countries, inspiring my career to help others experience this mystic continent.

In nearly 20 years of organizing custom safaris, I’ve made multiple visits to nearly every country in East and Southern Africa, as well as Egypt, Ethiopia and numerous Indian Ocean islands.

I’ve been on countless game drives throughout Africa, visited villages from Cairo to Cape Town, tracked rhinos in Zimbabwe, fly-fished for Tiger fish on the Zambezi, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya, dived with Great White sharks, and trekked gorillas and chimpanzees. Yet I am always yearning for my next visit to Africa.

Throughout those adventures, I’ve learned not only the best locations within each country but also, just as important, when to go. Wildlife viewing changes dramatically throughout the course of a year, so selecting the right property for the time of year traveling is key in creating a once-in-a-lifetime safari.

Featured Guides

We believe your guide is the key component to having a successful safari. Though many of the camps we support employ excellent guides, below are a few of our favorites. If interested in adding one of these guides to your safari, please ask your consultant for more details.


We stand by our service. To see what others have to say about Intrepid Expeditions:

In The News

Members Of