This story begins with the tragic and unexpected passing of one of the doyens of the Safari business, great friend to many and confident to some, Tony Tomkinson.
There is much to be said about his passion for Africa and his love of the outdoors and his passing left a void for many who shared this passion, ‘Leaderless’, as one of his great friends described it to me.
While it is impossible to replace Tony, it is our intention to offer the same personal and tailored experiences in Africa that were on offer before, filling this void and providing an option for many of you who may be wondering how and with whome you are going to return to this great continent of ours.
With Barbara on board we will be able to maintain that all important link to places and venues that so many of you have been to, as well as the personal connection to the Tomkinson’s.
The name of the new venture – Insingizi African Safaris is born from the Zulu name for the iconic bird the Ground Hornbill – Insingizi and it features in our new logo. It was also Tony’s Zulu nickname and hence its use in our new venture. The man lives on!
I look forward to divulging the story of how this came about to you in the future, around a campfire somewhere perhaps….