The team behind your dream safari
Shem Compion has been travelling across Africa for over 22 years. Firstly as a photographer, and in recent years with his family. Professionally, he uses his intricate knowledge of travel in Africa, its wildlife and fantastic locations to give his guests the best insight into Africa you can get. Shem runs the daily operations of Nurture Africa, bringing his extensive travel, logistics and operations experience into helping the team create exceptional family experiences across Africa. Shem and his wife Zendré travel broadly across the continent- sharing their own love for travel with their 2 children, whilst nurturing them about all this great continent has to offer them and how to respect it.
Janet has a an insatiable wanderlust and has travelled extensively throughout Africa and the world. She started her career working for international hotel chains both locally and abroad. A nature lover at heart, Janet later qualified as a nature and trails guide and moved from large hotels to the more intimate safari industry. This combined experience in the hospitality industry has given her invaluable insight into what makes a safari experience truly special. Janet left the operations side of the industry to spend more time with her family and she now invests her energy into making sure she helps others experience the thrill of travelling to Africa. Known as “the matriarch” in the office, Janet will nurture even the first time safari-goer through a trip of a life time. Her professional motto has remained the same throughout her journey and that is to exceed expectations.
Minette van den Berg
Minette is a nature enthusiast who grew up on a nature farm outside Pretoria. Her love for nature, wildlife, and travel led her to join our company in 2008, where she has been an integral member of the team ever since. In addition to being a Safari Specialist, Minette manages all operations and logistics in the office. She brings her wealth of experience and passion for travel to create unforgettable family travel experiences across Africa. Minette has been fortunate enough to travel to various destinations across Africa, including the Masai Mara, the Okavango Delta, Chobe, Zambia, and the Sabi Sands. When she is not busy with office administration or tour management, you can find her exploring the great outdoors on her mountain bike or with her running shoes.
Angelica grew up in South Africa, has been travelling across South Africa since she can remember and completed her studies in Tourism Management. She has always been very passionate about travelling and exploring and is a big fan of safaris. Angelica is a Nurture Africa specialist, she is well-travelled in Africa with experience in South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, and Kenya. Her favourite place is Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana. As a specialist she has been organising safaris since 2016 and loves sharing her love and knowledge of Africa with travellers! Her passion project consists of mentoring children in wilderness area, that has led her to volunteer with Children in the Wilderness (CITW), where Mashatu Game Reserve is located. Angelica became an integral part of the CITW team, and nurturing the future wilderness leaders of Africa.
Karen grew up in beautiful Zimbabwe and spent most of the childhood holidays travelling and exploring all that it has to offer with her family. She has travelled to many places but her happy place is the wonderful Mana Pools National Park. Karen’s love for travel began when she was young and she went on to studying Bcom (hons) in Tourism Management at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Her passion for Travel and tourism industry, her friendly manner and her inquisitive nature provides her with the means to put you at ease and to entrust your travel logistics with her. She is fascinated by the cultures that we find all over the world is the inspired to learn as much about them as possible. When Karen is not travelling and planning your next travel adventure, she enjoys spending time with her family, sharing stories and laughing.
Rebecca du Toit
Social Media & Marketing Manager
Rebecca our Media and Marketing Manager, has a passion for wildlife and conservation that runs deep. Growing up in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana, she was immersed in the beauty of nature from a young age. Her love for all things wild is matched by her talent for photography. She studied at African Bush Training and obtaining FGASA qualifications and an International Diploma in Professional Photography. Rebecca brings her wealth of experience and creativity to Nurture Africa Safaris, where she manages our social media, marketing, and content. Her love for nature shines through in everything she does, and she is dedicated to sharing the beauty and wonder of Africa with families who want to experience it firsthand. As the youngest member of our team, Rebecca brings a fresh perspective and a passion for exploring new and exciting travel destinations.