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.

We love it when our clients have something nice to say about us
Customer Testimonials
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!!Lena Correia - Sep 2017
Lena Correia
We most certainly did have a fabulous holiday in South Africa and Mauritius. There are so many fantastic memories, and while we keep being asked what stands out, it’s so hard to choose just one from the so many brilliant experiences, made all the more special by the many wonderful and kind people we met along the way. In all of our interactions throughout the week, we were so impressed by the warmth of the people – all genuinely happy and completely delightful!Thank-you so much, for everything you did to make our trip hassle-free, well planned, and truly sensational.We look forward to our next trip to Africa, so we’ll be in touch!
Earl and Jo Baskerville
I wanted to take a moment and let you know how much we appreciate the service from Pulse Africa. We lived overseas for 15 years in the 80's and 90's and did quite a bit of travel around the world. We think your services are right on top. Last year Allana took extensive time helping us firm up a Botswana, Vic falls, and Londolozi safari, which was great. Yesterday, we placed a deposit on a return trip in May 2018 with Natasha for another safari. We looked at several options in detail and I'm sure it was a lot of work on her part. She was very patient and helpful through the process. We appreciate that. When we go to a country, we try to go with a local company if possible. Such companies seem to know what is going on in an area better than someone in the States. For me, it was important seeing you listed in Fodors "African Safaris" and that a high percentage of clients were returning clients or referrals. You certainly earned that listing.
In short, we both agree that the trip was absolutely fabulous. Thanks for all the work you did to make this such a special experience for us. It was certainly the trip of a lifetime! I bought a Bushtops jacket and tried to convince the manager that I could now be an employee.......I did really love the Serengeti. If you hear they have an opening for a slightly aging bartender I think I might qualify!
What a wonderful time we had… simply the best time. Many, many thanks for both the suggestions and organisation which was faultless. The transfers and arrangements made were seamless and faultless, thank you. In the meantime once again many thanks and we’ll certainly be in touch for our next trip! Mr & Mrs Humphreys
Unfortunately they were in the middle of a cyclone, but that didn't stop them from having a great time. My mom said the beach was a dream! Thank you for giving them such an amazing time! Mr & Mrs Rosenthal - February 2017
The trip was amazing and the selection of places and itinerary was perfect for us. The hotels, suppliers and other arrangements were amazing and suited for us as a couple with no kids, thank you. We will definitely recommend you and look to future vacations!
Alberto Gomez
Wow!! Am battling to come back to earth after such an incredible, amazing, memorable trip!!! It surpassed all expectations and our gorilla encounters were emotional and spectacular. We kept having to pinch ourselves - just could not believe that we were there in this beautiful place and so so close to these incredible animals. We were so glad that we had arranged for 2 sightings as each one was unique in the experience. One day would just not have been enough! Thank you so much for putting our trip together and for making it the success that it was! We were so well looked after. The staff at were just fabulous - so friendly, attentive and we could not have been better looked after. And of course, our guides, trackers and porters made the experience one that we will never forget! We were so so lucky to see a 1 week old baby and then this beautiful mother with her 1 month old. Want to go back!!!!!
Nikki & Gail
We were very pleased with the handling of safari details by Pulse Africa.  Things were almost seamless, considering we were being transferred to remote sites by small charter flights and overland crossing from country to country.I became aware of Pulse Africa from info in Fodor’s that highly recommended your firm as having clients that were 75% by referrals from past clients.  Ya’ll should be very proud of what you have accomplished. Ya’ll have certainly earned it.
Philip, & Phil Schultz
Sandi, everything was perfect exactly as you scheduled. 100% of quality. My family loved it. It was a terrific vacation. Thanks a lot for your support. Please pass on my sincere thanks for a job well done for your team. I will recommend Pulse Africa for anyone that wishes to travel around Africa.
Marco Correa
I just want to thank you and the team at Pulse Africa for choosing such great places to stay at in Botswana in the delta and in Zimbabwe at Victoria Falls. We have had a truly wonderful African experience in the different countries. We managed to see the big five which was amazing!!! Thanks again for all you did for us in organising such a memorable trip with so many different experiences
Mike Oxley
We have traveled quite extensively and we have never before had the attention to detail and information to prepare us as that which you provided.All our contact with the Pulse Africa office was just so efficient ,courteous and professional. The booklet provided by you was not just a great reference but also serves as a super memento of the trip. Every possible thing went so wellOnce again thank you so much for your trouble and we will certainly recommend Pulse Africa to all and sundry.All our love
Marie-Louise and Jos van Niekerk