Lelanie Cajiao
Lelanie Cajiao
Managing Director
Nalah Africa

A love for Africa and a passion for hard work. These are the two things that Nalah Africa Safaris was born out of and continue to inform its vision. Founded by South-African born Lelanie Cajiao, Nalah Africa is the realisation of a dream – to share her love of Africa with people all over the world. An avid nature lover and wildlife conservationist, Lelanie carefully creates, crafts and curates safaris and exclusive African experiences that leave its clients spellbound by the continent’s generous spirit, peace and beauty, and delighted by its warmth, friendliness and the gentle luxury of life ‘on safari’. Africa has been part of me since I drew my first breath, and I part of her.

From my earliest memories of running barefoot on the storm-washed soil of our family farm in Limpopo Province and playing with our pet warthogs. Growing up surrounded by the call of the lions, hippos and hyenas, breathing in the intoxicating smell of the potato bush, playing hide and seek among the fever trees, before – exhausted and exhilarated – gazing in awe at yet another magnificent African sunset. It was inevitable then that I would soon find myself as a field guide in the Kruger National Park, learning even more and experiencing constant wonder, every day’s experience unique to the one before. From these awe-inspiring experiences came an overwhelming desire to share them with others, and a dream formed of creating a company that would mirror my own deep passion for Africa and all her creatures. A dream that became a reality when I established Nalah Africa Bespoke Safaris.

Nalah Africa Safaris specialises in bespoke itineraries for clients visiting southern Africa, tailoring luxury safaris that are meticulously designed following extensive consultations between you, our planning team, our guides and hosts, and our rigorously selected partners. We combine insider knowledge and impeccable organisational skills with attention to detail, only working with the best-of-the-best; a tried-and-tested supplier network that doesn’t just understand the luxury safari, it defines it. We follow your requirements to the letter so that the experience is not only aligned with your ‘bucket list’ criteria, but is also professionally planned, meticulously considered and characterised by the personal touches that make for a trip of a lifetime.

At Nalah Africa, we build a personal relationship from the very first contact and arrange everything from guides and accommodation to private yachts and jets; from concierge services and high-end security to private chefs and restaurant bookings. Seamless, personalised luxury from beginning to end to ensure you experience a one-in-a-million, life changing journey. Our sole purpose at Nalah Africa Bespoke Safaris is to transform your dream of an ultimate African experience into the trip of a lifetime. And while it may be hard to put into words the incredible wonder that is Africa, at Nalah Africa we will dedicate ourselves to ensuring that it’s put into luxurious reality for you. I look forward to sharing my never-ending passion for Africa with you.