Mango Safaris is a boutique travel company who specializes in customized journeys to Africa. Our areas of expertise include the wildlife safari regions of East and Southern Africa and the islands of the Indian Ocean. We are slowly traveling our way west and north to add to our offerings. We have proudly added Egypt, Morocco, Madagascar and the Republic of Congo in the last few years.
We strive to create journeys that touch and feel the many components that make Africa so special; the wildlife, the people, wild places, vibrant art, food, the birthplace of mankind. Conservation is at the core of our values. We hope that by promoting ethical, environmentally-minded tourism that we can help protect Africa’s wildlife and remote cultures for future generations.
Teresa and Casey met while attending the University of Oregon, becoming friends over a shared love of travel, good food and live music. After graduating, Casey and Teresa worked feverishly to save up money for their dream trip - a year-long around the world adventure. Africa became a life changing part of their 15 month, 37 country round-the-world journey. They spent seven months exploring and working where the seed ideas for Mango African Safaris were planted in their minds. In 1998 when they finally returned home, Casey and Teresa started Mango African Safaris. They have spent the last 20 years uncovering every rock, exploring remote corners. They have experienced African travel from its most rustic, on an overland truck traveling 40 kms per hour, to its most luxurious touching down by private helicopter to places rarely touched by man. And everything in between. This on-the-ground knowledge and experience has built strong relationships with lodge, transfer and charter companies.
As the company grew up, it was apparent that there was a need for more mangos on the tree. Brian Huggins is a childhood friend of Casey and Teresa and started his African travels as a Mango client. He has been with the company for ten years now and is an experienced and accomplished African travel planner. Our newest Mango, Suzanne Spencer, joined us in 2017. We are thrilled to have her on the team as she brings years of experience in designing safaris. When you call Mango Safaris, you will work with one of the 4 of us to design your custom itinerary. We work closely as a team brainstorming and helping each other so no option is overlooked. As a result, in our 20 years, we have never created exactly the same trip twice.
The Mango team travels for up to two months each year guiding and scouting new properties so we can continue to expand and improve our knowledge of this region of the world. We only sell Africa as this is our area of true expertise. We only sell locations we have traveled to personally. Our list of offerings expands only as we travel. Based out of the United States, we enjoy a personal rapport with each of our clients. This benefits our clients who enjoy working directly with an expert for each step of planning and preparing for their memorable journey.