Author Archive for Willow Constantine

Willow Constantine is the founder and director of Bespoke Safari Co., a travel agency specializing in curated African experiences. Bespoke Safari Co. designs itineraries as a synergy of craft and travel, including private villa retreats in which clients escape the din of daily life to enjoy slow travel while observing wildlife in its natural habitat. As part of the Bespoke Safari Co. family, clients enjoy the privilege of travelling like a local. Whether exploring the hidden corners of Cape Town, camping with primates in Mahale, or quietly tracking leopard through the kopjes of Southern Tanzania, a Bespoke Safari experience will remain etched in one’s memory forever – we only curate the most unforgettable travel experiences. Willow researches each destination thoroughly for recent weather patterns, discovering any changes to wildlife migration and behavior. She also personally visits each lodge and villa she recommends, ensuring lodges are delivering only the best – at every price level.

Responsible travel: 10 tips to reduce and offset your carbon footprint

Responsible travel: 10 tips to reduce and offset your carbon footprint

I am passionate about both exploring AND protecting our planet.  I revere the Earth in an authentic way that honours the gifts nature bestows upon us.  Nature has the power to heal and restore human beings.  Or, as Shakespeare so poetically put it, “Nature has music for those who listen.”  This deep respect for the […]

5 unforgettable Cape Town foodie experiences

5 unforgettable Cape Town foodie experiences

Have you ever travelled to a lodge or area without checking on the quality of the cooking, only to be seriously disappointed after a few days of bland cuisine? We certainly have! With the exception of dedicated foodies, this detail can often go missing in our travel planning. Amazing food brings the local culture to […]

5 essential African safari tips

5 essential African safari tips

Going on safari in Africa can be an exciting, yet somehow scary experience the first time. It is the ultimate venture into the wild and unchartered territory of a less populated and less developed continent.  And of course, there is the wildlife to consider… In order to make the most of your safari experience, we […]

Top 5 things to do in Franschhoek, South Africa

Top 5 things to do in Franschhoek, South Africa

Franschhoek Valley in Western Cape (South Africa) is one of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet. Flanked by the Huguenot Mountains and awash with clear streams running past rolling verdant vineyards, Franschhoek is about as picturesque as a small town can get. The people are inviting, it’s quiet, it’s safe to walk everywhere, and […]

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10 African experiences for the young at heart

Millennial travellers value gathering experiences, not things.  They see life as a collection of moments to be fully enjoyed before one gets too old to care.  The entire generation is redefining the workspace to accommodate the need for exploration, wandering the globe laptop in hand. Africa offers many opportunities to satisfy this yearning for adventure […]

Top 10 honeymoon experiences in Africa

Top 10 honeymoon experiences in Africa

Africa offers endless opportunities for romance, making it an ideal destination for honeymooners. Imagine waking up to the roar of lion, enjoying a private dinner in the wild, or sailing on a dhow in the Indian Ocean, and you begin to understand why both Royal couples chose Africa for their honeymoons. There is something about […]