Liz Wheeler


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Wheeler, who lived in Kenya for 20 years, has an encyclopedic knowledge of game preserves, safari camps, and wildlife-viewing seasons. She can execute traditional wildlife-focused trips, with stays at the camps and lodges of Elewana Collection, or a more niche experience like fossil hunting in the Turkana Basin alongside noteworthy paleoanthropologists.

In her role at Micato Safaris, the world's best African outfitter, according to Travel + Leisure readers, she has the reach and know-how to pull off just about anything in East or Southern Africa.

"Not long ago I had a guest who was determined to continue her marathon training while on safari," says Wheeler. "She asked if there was any way she could run in some of the same lands of the great Kenyan marathoners. I was able to set her up in many of these destinations and, further, surprised her one morning by arranging for her to jog through the Great Rift Valley alongside a Maasai warrior. She told me it easily ranked among her most memorable workouts ever."

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES: Family Travel, Destination Weddings, LGBTQ Travel

Languages Spoken: English and Kiswahili

Average Daily Spend: $3,250 per person

Trip Planning Fees: From $500

Contact Info| 212-545-7111 | New York


"I have been traveling to Africa for over 25 years, and Liz's expert guidance and advice in safari planning is simply unparalleled, whether I'm traveling solo or with family and friends. She always has something new up her sleeve, with up-to-the-minute knowledge of East and Southern Africa's best camps, lodges, and personalized experiences. Her expertise in private aircraft travel (planes and helicopters), as well as a seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of country entry and exit requirements (which are constantly changing these days!) has been invaluable in making the most of the time we have on safari. We work very closely together on every itinerary, but she still always manages to surprise us with thoughtful and meaningful touches. Traveling under Liz's guidance is the very definition of worry-free travel." - Barbara A.

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