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Martin Meyer

Martin Meyer has a phenomenal knowledge of African wildlife and a keen ability for sharing it. He has led safaris all across southern Africa for us and has a genuine passion for the bush and a deep respect for the African environment. Besides his natural history expertise, Martin also provides cultural insights into his home country, knows his South African wines and cuisine, and is a great story teller. When not on safari, Martin resides in Hoedspruit (near Kruger National Park) with his family.

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Client Testimonials


Wilderness Travel seems to always provide excellent tour leaders/guides and Martin was nothing less than outstanding.
— Greg W., Pittsburgh, PA
Great Hikes and Game Parks of South Africa
Martin was one of our best trip leaders in the over 10 trips we have taken with WT. His attention to detail, client service, charisma, frankness, energy, and patriotism was commendable. It was a true pleasure traveling with him.
— Kathe W., Pittsburgh, PA
Great Hikes and Game Parks of South Africa
His knowledge of the history, culture and politics MADE THE TRIP!!! He was the best!!!
— Linda K., Windsor, CT
Great Hikes and Game Parks of South Africa
If there was a better rating than "excellent" Martin would get it! He was one of the best trip leaders we've ever had.
— Becky M., The Woodlands, TX
Great Hikes and Game Parks of South Africa
Martin is extremely patient and helpful. Also, well organized, interesting, fun, good sense of humor. Just a great guy.
— Lee E., Carson City, NV
Great Hikes and Game Parks of South Africa
Martin was one of the best guides I have ever had. Every day he presented unique and interesting perspectives on what we were seeing and doing.
— Matthew G., New York, NY
Botswana, South Africa, and Victoria Falls
Martin was extraordinary by any measure. It was impossible to ask a question about a plant, animal, or bird that he couldn't answer.
— Peggy G., Wyndmoor, PA
Botswana, South Africa, and Victoria Falls
Martin is passionate about his job and brings great joy to all he does and to all who encounter him. His knowledge and ability to share it with his clients was amazing. His respect for all he works with and his appreciation for their roles was just as important as his respect for the ecosystem. He is a jewel!
— Emelie P., Great Falls, VA
Botswana, South Africa, and Victoria Falls
Martin was fabulous. He was so knowledgeable about the animals' habits, tracking, geography, culture, stargazing, and even food! He was also fun-loving and enjoyable to be around.
— Polly S., Beavercreek, OH
Botswana, South Africa, and Victoria Falls
Martin is by far the most wonderful guide and trip leader I can imagine. He was terrific and made this trip so very special. I loved spending time with him—he was so much fun, smart, competent, interesting—I couldn't imagine anyone being better at this work. I'd travel again with him in a flash. He's the best!
— Ronnie S., Cambridge, MA
Adventuring in South Africa
We can't say enough good things about Martin. He is a gem.
— Robert and Madelaine S., San Francisco, CA
Adventuring in South Africa
We could not have asked for a better guide. Martin's passion and love for the 'bush' was amazing, and his knowledge was superior.
— Dorene S., Martinez, CA
Great Game Parks of Southern Africa Safari
A more considerate man, I've never met. He seemed to know about everything, thought of our every need we could have and his easy going nature and expertise made this a trip I will never forget. His knowledge of this country was astounding. Fantastic!!!!!!!!
— Nancy S., Medfield, MA
Adventuring in South Africa
Martin made this trip spectacular. His knowledge and love of his country was palpable.
— Marcie L., Portland, ME
Adventuring in South Africa
Martin's ability to provide cultural insights through his personal history and interactions with locals enhanced our trip immeasurably.
— Bonnie B., Bakersfield, CA
Adventuring in South Africa
Excellent doesn't begin to capture it. Martin IS this trip. A remarkable human being and a passionate leader with bottomless knowledge.
— Eric L., Portland, ME
Adventuring in South Africa
Martin is first class in everything! He is very knowledgeable (there is not a question he cannot answer), professional, sophisticated yet humble, personable, and knows how to give each client a good time. I would love to have him again as a guide!
— Ally F., San Diego, CA
Adventuring in South Africa
Martin's knowledge of the flora and fauna, culture, language, and the history and politics of the region was remarkable.
— Doug P., New York, NY
Great Game Parks of Southern Africa
Martin was outstanding. We couldn't imagine traveling without his constant planning, oversight, and effort to make our trip completely satisfactory. He combined a passion for personal service with his depth of knowledge about South African history, culture, and nature to create an unforgettable experience for us.
— Thomas F., Marietta, OH
Adventuring in South Africa
Excellent does not come close. More like—unbelievable! So patient, fun, knowledgeable, funny, kind, a great story teller, amazing person. Just superlative in every way.
— Ginger P., Boulder, CO
Great Game Parks of Southern Africa
I can't say enough good things about Martin—he really made the trip.
— Kenneth B., Chicago, IL
Adventuring in South Africa
You could not have a better person to lead this trip. He is extremely knowledgeable, proud of his country, has a wonderful sense of humor (and knowledge of wine), and is extremely sensitive and accomodating to the individuals in the group. He is a very impressive young man.
— Brother J., Portsmouth, RI
Adventuring in South Africa
Martin gets the credit for this trip "staying in our souls." He is the best guide that we have ever worked with. He is warm, accepting, organized, an advocate of South Africa—with its history and growing pains. He is clear to uphold the WT environmental values and concern for its clients as that is endemic to his true nature and self.
— Sherida P., Arvada, CO
Adventuring in South Africa
Martin is South Africa's best spokesman. His care for us, his country, and people was infectious.
— Sharyn R., Draper, UT
Adventuring in South Africa
Martin's ability to genuinely relate to all he comes in contact with, African or otherwise, was a gift for all of us. What an ambassador for good will and for the company that expects nothing less!
— Sherida P., Arvada, CO
Adventuring in South Africa
Martin was incredible! He had the perfect personality and demeanor to lead our group, and his background in guiding, photography, and knowledge of the local flora and fauna was invaluable.
— Beth S., Naperville, IL
Great Game Parks of Southern Africa
Martin is really terrific and has just the right demeanor for a trip leader. He made the trip completely enjoyable.
— Keighley J., Rosston, TX
Zimbabwe Adventure
Martin did an outstanding job and added so much to our experience in South Africa. He is a gem.
— Susan B., New York, NY
Adventuring in South Africa
Martin was top notch in every way. It was a pleasure to be in his company every day.
— Julie F., Mission Viejo, CA
Adventuring in South Africa