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The African Enthusiast

Sharing my love of Africa and travel with the world

This website is an accumulation of my trip reports, photos and videos taken from numerous visits to Africa since 2013.  I am fortunate to visit Africa regularly and enjoy incorporating new places and experiences. 


All the posts are my own opinions and offer a personal insight as to what I have experienced as a regular traveler to Africa. In 2020 I plan on visiting South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. I am happiest when I am surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African bush.

I am an avid traveler, amateur photographer and videographer with only my own work shown on the website photos/videos/blog.  I have been privileged to have two of my videos used on France’s Science ou Fiction and Caught in the Act on Nat Geo Wild as well as numerous photos used in international travel publications.  I am open to collaborations with any of the work I have produced.

My day job is working in the travel industry where I am an award winning Africa/Middle East destination specialist helping agents and direct clients create amazing travel itineraries to suit their individual requirements and passing on my extensive knowledge and understanding of a destination that is a dream for many.


If you would like more information, to use my photos/videos or need assistance with recommendations/advice for your next African adventure then please contact me at me at or with the link below.




Samantha Van Eldik
The African Enthusiast

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