About us

Pulse Africa was established in 1991 by Kenyan-born Sandy Wood, a renowned and lifelong African travel specialist.

Pulse Africa tailor-makes Luxury Safaris to Africa. We open the gateway to Africa for international and local clients alike. We have personally visited every destination we suggest. With one of our tailor-made trips, you could get to live out your dreams as an intrepid explorer, discovering fascinating cultures and places. If luxury is more your thing, we have the widest range of destinations possible: sipping cocktails on a beach in the Seychelles or relaxing in a spring pool while staring over the vast Namibian desert. The knowledge is ours; the experience is yours.

We are based in Johannesburg, South Africa, providing the perfect entry into the rest of the African continent. We are also represented in the UK, USA, Middle-East and Spain, serving the needs of all our international clientele.

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Featured Testimonials
Thank you, Sandi!This has been the best trip we have ever taken. All of your advice was sound.  Londolozi was magical and luxurious. San camp was exotic and restful. Baines camp is beautiful even without the Delta flooded, and I can imagine how exquisite it would be when the delta is full.We are already dreaming about when we can return to Africa and will definitely reach out to you when we are ready to book again. Thank you so much for your expert guidance, patience with my many emails, and beautiful gifts for our family. You were instrumental in making this dream experience come true. 

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Erica Harris - USA - June 2019
Hi Sandi.First of all, we had a wonderful trip.  It exceeded our expectations.  Many wonderful memories created.In all . . .  Great, great trip.  Thank you for pulling it all together.  Two satisfied customers.

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Lee & Tammy - Equatorial Guinae - May 2019
Hi Sandy,I wanted to drop you a quick note to say how much I enjoyed working with Melanie on the safari my husband and I just completed.  She put together great options, always responded quickly and all of the arrangements she made were perfect.  She was especially helpful when we thought some health issues might cause us to delay our trip.  This is the second trip we’ve utilized Pulse Africa for and we will definitely do it again! 

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Linda Poole - USA - May 2019
We wouldn’t have changed a thing.THANK YOU again for all you have done to help us plan and orchestrate this wonderful adventure.  We appreciate how important it is to have a GREAT travel agent like you within South Africa, especially when questions or problems come up (like our flat tire).

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Greg and Silvia - June 19 (USA)
Dear Sandi, Let me start by saying that this was truly the trip of a lifetime.  I was hoping to share a magical experience with Duncan and the boys, and I can say without a doubt that all four of us were blown away.  Moment after moment, day after day, we went from one exciting, fascinating or moving experience to another. It was exceptional!  So, now for some specifics.I think that the planning stages with you were critical to setting up a holiday that suited us and matched the style of trip that we were seeking.  It's clear that there are many styles of safari possible and we feel that you were really able to understand our preferences.  We didn't see ...

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Kirsten Hillman - Jan 19 (USA)
Hi Sandi!Happy New Year!  Our trip was magnificent.  We had the best time!Kenya was more than I had dreamed.  We loved it and cannot wait to return.  We were well prepared.  Every connection was smooth, transfers and flights were on time.  Someone was always there to meet us and stayed with us until we were safely on our way.Thank you for arranging such a phenomenal trip. It really was perfect!Best wishes to you in 2019!

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Kirsten McSherry - USA
All in all it was a fantastic trip so thank you so much Natasha.  We were all blown away by your country and feel we have barely scratched the surface. Lots and lots of happy memories!With best wishes for 2019

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Nicky Gossage - Dec 2018
We had the most magical and unbelievable trip.So sad it’s over.Everything ran smoothly as I knew it would.The game viewing was out of this world. Never saw a crossing but saw the migration and superb sightings of leopard, lion, cheetah, and general plains game.In summary 11/10 in all aspects.Thank you Sandi for arranging this unforgettable trip for my family and I.

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Graham Wolf - September 2018
Thank you Sandi!! I was JUST talking about you yesterday!! My Aunt, Uncle and cousins who I haven’t seen in a year couldn’t wait to see my photos from Tanzania and I was telling them all about how you did such a wonderful job arranging my trip and how much I loved and recommended having a private guide for the experience! I would have never thought of requesting to have it arranged that way, but it turned out to be the ONLY way to safari with the most amazing experience. Thank you once again for all you did for me Sandi! I will NEVER forget my Tanzania safari and I hope to return to Africa again ...

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First, we can’t thank you enough for all you did to ensure we had a really great holiday;  your suggestions were welcome and your advice was always accurate.  You always responded immediately to any questions we had.Once again, thank you so much for all the trouble you took to ensure we had a truly memorable holiday.

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Carol and Richard - UK
Thank you for arranging all !We had the most magical trip - every day and night were perfect - Lars definitely fell in love with South Africa !We will be in touch when our next adventure arises. 

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Sandy Goldsbrough - UAE - March 2018
I very much enjoyed working with you [Melanie]. You were knowledgeable, quick to reply, and professional. thank you for your hard work and hopefully i will get the chance to plan another safari with you in the future. Thank you again.

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Katherine & Alessandro - Hong Kong
My wife and I have been with Pulse Africa 3 times before (last time February 2017 organised by Melanie Lowe) and absolutely delighted with the service and attention we received.Douglas Hunter - UK

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Douglas Hunter
We had a wonderful time in South Africa!  We really enjoyed everything that you planned for us, everything was perfect.  I will definitely contact you for our next trip to Africa! 

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Claire Duke - USA
THANK YOU so much for orchestrating this fabulous adventure for me Sandi!  I already have it in my head that I will be returning to East Africa in the next 2-3 years for sure!  I just need to decide if I should return to the same area or see something new!  I can't imagine it getting much better than what I've already seen!  But the gorilla trekking in Rwanda/Uganda is definitely high on my list and I definitely would love to safari again because I really enjoyed the daily searches for animals each day.  What an adventure!!

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