Chris Liebenberg may be based in San Diego, but he grew up in Namibia and his love for his home continent has only grown over his years in the travel industry. The Africa specialist focuses on wildlife and conservation tourism, drawing on his years working on wildlife reserves since a teenager. His connections in the conservation world help clients get insider access to premier wildlife viewing, including private tours from experts like rhino trackers in Namibia’s Palmwag concession.
In addition to his own country, Liebenberg has extensive knowledge and connections in Kenya, Botswana, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Zanzibar, Mozambique, Republic of Congo, Angola, and the Seychelles. He keeps up with the latest on-the-ground updates with quarterly trips. This past year, he visited seven different countries in Africa, many on multiple occasions. Angola, in particular, is on his radar as a potential breakout tourism destination in coming years.
"After an afternoon with Chris to discuss a safari, Piper & Heath developed the perfect itinerary for us to South Africa and Botswana. The selection of camps was perfect, and there was a mix of rustic and luxury accommodations and amenities. Each camp offered a different wildlife viewing experience — from the zebra migration at Jack's Camp to the Big 5 at Qorokwe — as well as various activities like horseback riding and touring by mokoro. Everything went smoothly and we always felt safe, comfortable, and in great hands. We highly recommend working with Chris for your travel to Africa. He will tailor the perfect safari for you." - Sandy Peretti