Penduka Safaris – 55 Years of Mobile Safaris


Penduka Safaris celebrates 55 years of mobile safari expeditions

Pioneers by nature, Penduka Safaris was established back in the 1960s by Izak Barnard and is the oldest mobile safari operator in Southern Africa. After 55 years in business, the company remain true spirited pioneers and worthy leaders in mobile safari expeditions and transfrontier safaris through Southern Africa.

Penduka specialises in expedition-style mobile safaris to more remote and off-the-beaten-track destinations such as Zambia, the Central Kalahari and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in addition to their extensive set-departure Botswana and Namibia programs. The company also offers tailor-made, family and luxury mobile safaris. Over the years Penduka Safaris has catered for numerous groups, large corporate incentives, wilderness weddings, remote research expeditions and television adverts.

Decades of accumulated hands-on know-how, history, intimate knowledge, passion and appeal for the bush, the people, fauna and flora have been passed on through each generation as the family has been involved in wildlife since the early 19th century.

Today Willem Barnard and his British wife Sally are running Penduka Safaris and the company is based in Maun. From a very early age, Willem joined his father on safaris during school holidays and memorized everything he could. After school, he studied nature conservation and with his experiences since childhood days he was more than fit to lead Penduka Safaris. Having guided safaris in Southern Africa for 30 years, Willem is not only a safari guide of note but also a charismatic host, raconteur, hands-on-owner, experienced bush pilot, photographer and avid birder.

During 2018/19 Penduka Safaris will be celebrating their 55th year of existence and to celebrate this very memorable milestone the company has refreshed its website and will be expanding its safari offering.

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