Niki Duncan Travel Expert

Born in South Africa, Niki called Cape Town home for many years. Niki's very first job in tourism was working in one of the luxury, boutique hotels on the slopes of Table Mountain and since then has worked for a number of tour operators selling Southern Africa to clients from all over the world. During this time Niki indulged in travelling around the globe, from spending a year living in Japan, to exploring New Zealand, India and the USA, along with the diverse countries of Southern and East Africa.

Now residing in Amsterdam, Niki still loves travelling and sharing her various travel experiences with her clients. A passionate 'outdoors person', Niki loves to escape to Scotland or Germany whenever she can for hiking vacations, although is more used to the various hillsides and mountains around Cape Town. A lover of coffee and reading, Niki is in her element when helping her clients plan unforgettable trips (while often seeking inspiration for her next one!)

My African destination specialisms

  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zambia
  • Namibia
  • Tanzania
  • Mauritius
  • Botswana

Most Memorable Travel Experience

Having travelled to lots of different countries and experienced lots of unique cultures, I have many weird and wonderful travel experiences. But nothing really compares to coming close to the beautiful wildlife we have in Africa! One of the most memorable experiences that comes to mind is hot air ballooning over a pod of hippos in Zambia.

My travel wish-list

To see the mountain gorillas in the forests of the Virunga mountains in central Africa. A few of the team have been gorilla trekking and everyone of them have come back in awe of the experience.

Favourite lodge

Singita Sasakwa Lodge in Tanzania's Grumeti Reserve. The views, the pool, the team who run the lodge.... it is one of my all time favorites.

Favourite safari animal

I can't resist a cheeky meerkat. They are beyond cute and watching them in the wild is so thrilling and amusing, even though they're tiny. Definitely one of nature's cutest animal babies too!

Best #MahlatiniMoment

Having joined the team at the end of 2021, everyone has been super welcoming and friendly. I love the small, personal touch that we have being a smaller team and that personal touch extends to our clients as well, which is really great to see.