About Makasa

Africa is our home

Makasa Safaris South Africa About us Selma and Ngomi

Our Safari Company
The power of different cultures

Makasa is us, and we are Makasa: Selma Kamm-Melai, originally from the Netherlands, and Yohannes Ngomi Kamm, born and raised in Tanzania, East-Africa. The combination of our different cultures and backgrounds is quite unique. In any event, it adds to a very valuable experience for our travellers. Ngomi knows 'the safari life' since he was a little boy. With her European background, Selma has a special knack for planning and organizing, but most of all, she is in tune with the needs and wishes of westerners. 
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We organize the tour package of your choice

Makasa is your partner of choice if you are interested in exploring and discovering the beauty of Africa. We live in Tanzania ourselves and we are deeply committed to contributing to Africa's society, and we honour this commitment by cooperating closely with the local population and by including local projects and small-scale lodges in our itinerary suggestions. This approach ensures that you will get the real experience of what life here is like while at the same time, we have the shared opportunity to give back to the community. Your trip is special to us, as special as it is to you.
Highly recommended!
Selma helped us create a very good Safari package which suited our budget and also cover major areas. She has all the patience in this world to answer all your questions :) I will highly recommend Makasa. These guys know what you need for a great Safari!!
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Abhishek Dwivedi
Safari with Makasa
I can't recommend Makasa enough. Selma organized the whole trip perfectly including a few days in Zanzibar after the Safari experience. Fantastic experience. Selma and her husband even came to meet us on our first morning. A nice personal touch we thought. 
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Dianne Scott
Thanks Makasa
Selma was very helpful and super flexible. She gave us good advice on the different accommodation and customized the trip to our budget and interests. The organization was spot on, the accommodation was very good and we felt very comfortable and safe at all times.
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Ines Adams

All options are open. That is the thing that never changes.

We can organize the entire tour package of your choice, tailored to your every need. Alternatively, if you already have specific ideas in mind about your dream trip, we can help you make your dreams come true. Over the years, we have built up a wealth of experience organizing mainly safaris and beach holidays in Africa as well as combinations of the two. To inspire you, we have compiled a list of examples of tour packages that you may find interesting. Whatever you choose, all variations are possible – the choice is entirely up to you!

The best of Namibia

A 15-day self-drive adventure showing you the highlights of Namibia. You will visit Sossusvlei and climb Dune 45, you can also hike in Sesriem Canon. You will visit Swakopmund, Twyfelfontein and Etosha National Park. 

Namibia & Botswana

Combining the best of both. A 24-day self-drive adventure combining Namibia with Botswana. After the highlights in Namibia you will drive via the Caprivi strip to Botswana where you will visit Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta.

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Makasa stands for freedom, comfort, convenience, and personal service

Besides complete freedom in choosing your itinerary, Makasa stands for convenience and comfort. This means that we will plan and arrange the entire package of your choice from A to Z, leaving you with nothing to do but enjoy a wonderful trip. Finally, we guarantee personal service both in making preparations in your home country and in Africa. Below is a list of your benefits: 
Tailor made holiday South Africa

Tailor-made trip

As Africa Experts we will help you design, plan, and arrange your trip.
Personal service South Africa

Personal service

During the preparations and on location in Africa you can count on personal service.
Collaboration South Africa

Collaboration with locals

We owe the locals a debt of gratitude and it is our pleasure to work together with them.
Well trained guides South Africa

We are always there

24-hours emergency service in case of a breakdown.
Safari Jeep South Africa

Rugged safari vehicles

Fully equipped 4×4’s including explanation and test drive.
No mileage limitation

No mileage limitation

And you can travel as far as you like, no mileage limitation.
Trip of a lifetime
Makasa organized a beautiful safari for our family group of 6 (ranging in age from 25-75). Selma was responsive and flexible during the planning process, attending to every detail. We feel that we got excellent value, from the minute we arrived everything went very smoothly.
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Kathleen Hall
Beyond perfect!
Makasa! Reliable, more than flexible, professional, passionate and experienced are our words to subscribe Makasa. Contact prior to our holiday was good, quick and open for our own wishes which gave us the confidence to proceed. We are Makasa most grateful for the great experience! 
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Gerdien van Schelven 
Safari honeymoon
I had a good communication with Makasa to discuss the proposal and make modifications and the administration went very smoothly. The Makasa guide we got was perfect. The lodges Makasa planned were fine, most were above our requirements. Thanks again!
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Bert Lam

The Makasa team photo album

Please feel free to have a look at how we live and work in Africa.

Have you seen our videos yet?

You may enjoy these videos which I took of our safaris in Tanzania –just to get to know us a little better.

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Do you want to know more?

Would you like to learn more about what we can do to design the trip of your lifetime? Please feel free to contact us. We will be more than happy to discuss your options and to give you a free proposal tailored to your specific needs.