Born in Cape Town and fluent in Afrikaans, Fricker not only has a special place in her heart for South Africa but also knows every inch of the country. Her on-the-ground connections keep her in the loop on the hottest hotels, restaurants, and lodges — but also the most meaningful experiences available. With clients increasingly interested in responsible, eco-conscious travel, Fricker can arrange conservation-focused and citizen science safaris that incorporate rhino notching, lion and elephant collaring, and lectures from anti-poaching rangers. She is also knowledgeable about other destinations in Southern and East Africa, testing newer products such as gorilla treks in Rwanda and “bush and beach” combos (think: a safari in Botswana followed by a beachy retreat in the Seychelles).
"Tamsyn designed the trip of my lifetime, a life-changing adventure to South Africa and Zambia that I will never forget. She expertly planned every detail for our family group of eleven (ages 11 to 73) to perfection—and that’s no easy task given all personalities, preferences, and age differences. The trip incorporated a balance of city pleasures with outdoors and wildlife adventures that none of us could have ever imagined. I will never forget the look on my children’s faces during our first game drive. Tamsyn visits Africa frequently and has personal relationships with the carefully selected properties and private guides she books, and this really makes a difference. Our trip was pure magic!" - Allyson Kopel