The African Sojourns Team

We are dedicated to creating and crafting personal, tailor-made holidays in Southern Africa and East Africa 

Being an independent specialist company enables us to ensure that your holiday truly reflects your individual style, budget, taste and time considerations.

It all started with one phone call in 2002 from the United Kingdom, requesting help to arrange a honeymoon for a friend in Africa. Since then African Sojourns has continued to help all our clients experience the drama, the scenery and the overall magic of Africa. During this time the company has grown from strength to strength.  However, our core values remain unchanged and we continue to offer a passionate and personal service, using exclusive, perhaps unusual places that you may not find on the internet.   We love finding off-the-beaten track destinations! We place great emphasis on matching the personality of each client to the specific nature of the product or service we choose for them.
Read more about the team below
team profiles

Tracy Woodland

Born and brought up in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe in a family that loved to travel, Tracy has had the privilege to travel widely throughout the world and in Africa. She founded African Sojourns in 2002 but prior to this had spent nearly 10 years in the travel industry, including a year working in a safari lodge in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, 5 years with Abercrombie and Kent, both in London and in Johannesburg and a year with South African Airways helping to develop a new internet tour operation business.

The company has grown from strength to strength over the years with many loyal repeat and referral clients. Tracy continues to travel extensively with her young family through this magnificent and unique continent


Melissa Connolly

Melissa is a born and bred South African. She has worked in the travel industry intermittently for 20 years whilst raising her 3 children. Melissa has a great passion for Africa, it’s people, conservation and travel.


Robyn Tobias

Robyn Tobias has been sharing her love and knowledge of Africa since 1993. Born in Zambia and raised in the historic battlefield region of KwaZulu Natal, she came into the travel industry after travelling and working abroad for a few years. Originally travelling extensively in South and Southern Africa, more recently she has added East Africa and Madagascar to her list of destinations. She has a great love and enthusiasm for all things “Africa”.

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