Yvonne

Who began it all

Our team at GoAfrica works together with the aim of making holidays to Kenya and East Africa possible for everyone

Some words about Yvonne

Yvonne is originally from the Netherlands, and began her career in tourism working for a large European Tour Operator in various destinations around Europe. In 1991, she was posted to Mombasa, Kenya for a short stint. As so often happens, she fell in love with Kenya and chose to make it her home. With safari being her passion, Yvonne started arranging trips for people for whom the experience of the African Bush would be only a dream, or a documentary on television. She also developed a love for photography to capture the beauty of the wild. She also arranges trips for those with a similar passion for the visual arts.

Yvonne is also the co-founder of Diani Children's Village, a home for orphaned and abandoned children. It has now become an important rescue centre for abandoned children.

Yvonne and the others

Together we all have over 20 years experience in tourism and hospitality industry. It has been a long time dream for us to create opportunities for travelers with a disability to enjoy the beauty and diversity of this part of the world – our home. Over the past few years we have done a lot of research and training to make this dream a reality. We are proud to be part of the group that pioneered the Bradt Travel Guide Book Access Africa by Gordon Rattray. It’s now our job to ensure we make your dream holiday possible.

About Us

We have made tremendous progress over the last years concerning disability awareness and many stakeholders in the industry have joined us in making Kenya and East Africa accessible for everyone.

Assisted Travel

Sometimes travel is much easier with someone who can help you with daily tasks, like dressing, shopping, changing money and getting around. For anyone who feels they need assistance along the way, our guided safaris/holidays with one of our trained team-members is ideal. Let us know in which areas you require assistance by our contact form, and we'll be there.

Africa possible for everyone

We have made tremendous progress over the last 10 years concerning disability awareness and many stakeholders in the industry have joined us in making Kenya and East Africa accessible for travelers with a disability. Our accommodation are carefully chosen so no need to worry. Our vehicles have easy access ramps to get on.

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What customers say

Here are some real travellers feedbacks and reviews

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Amazing experience

I began working with Yvonne on travelling to Africa in 2016 but then Covid hit. I recontacted and Yvonne was extremely helpful and accommodating. After numerous emails requesting photos and information to ensure everything was going to work for me I [...]

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A trip my family will remember forever

Dear Yvonne, We had the most wonderful safari with Paul over the weekend and I wanted to thank you. Paul was incredibly knowledgeable, patient and went the extra mile in making the most of our short trip. We saw plenty of animals and I was so [...]

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A once-in-a-lifetime vacation

We never believed that we could go on a trip like this, but Go Africa made it possible. All of the camps and the vehicle were comfortable and completely accessible. Our guide, Rashid, was excellent! He was patient and helpful. Thank you [...]

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"We make it possible" and they really do!

Dear Yvonne, As a wheelchair-user, I was not certain how I could experience a safari during my recent visit to Kenya. I was connected with Go Africa Safaris, who often work with disabled people. In preparation for our trip, one of the owners , [...]