We believe a safari experience is much, much more than ticking off the Big Five. In keeping with Klein Collection’s ethos of ‘small and intimate’ we want you to get intimate with the bush, learn about it, and appreciate one of Africa’s greatest wonders.
Jonathan and Sophie Ellaby combine varied European backgrounds with a love of Africa and a deep knowledge of the bush to bring to you the best safari experiences South Africa has to offer.
Jonathan moved to South Africa in 1999 from his native England while Sophie hails from Copenhagen in Denmark. With an Oxford physics degree and Chartered Accountancy qualification behind him, Jonathan turned his sights on things he values in life – adventure travel, writing and photography, while Sophie is also a qualified doctor. Jonathan has experience of traveling in almost 70 countries (22 of them in Africa), with Sophie not far behind.
Jonathan and Sophie have spent many months in the African Bush, criss-crossing Southern Africa in search of the best safari experiences. From luxury lodges to wild camping, they’ve experienced it all! Both hold Level 1 Professional Guiding qualifications through the Field Guide Association of Southern Africa (FGASA), and in addition Jonathan is a FGASA qualified back-up Trails Guide, qualified to guide clients on foot in Dangerous Game areas.
They both draw on their travel experience, knowledge of the industry and above all, their professional guiding qualifications to select the best value, most intimate safaris, with the highest environmental and ethical standards. We think you’ll be impressed with what they’ve come up with!