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HI, I’M LISELLE RAATH.

Like many people, I knew what I wanted to do with my life when I was just 10 years old. A Hollywood actress. And like many of those people, life turned out a little different…But ‘different’ is what I have learned to embrace. See, ‘different’ also means ‘out of the ordinary’ - & this is exactly what I have found on my first-ever trip to another country.

At the age of 19, I hopped on a plane, left my world & my ways behind & stepped into a different world where people spoke a different language, ate different food & showed me that ‘different’ is pretty special.

In that moment, I felt at home.

It is those moments that I still seek (& find) in Africa’s thrilling wildlife encounters, her natural beauty & interesting people. And today, more than 20 years later I embrace ‘different’ in my travels. See, travel broadens our horizons, awakens the adventurer in us & overwhelms us – all at the same time.

A few years after my first plane ride, I met someone who shared the same healthy obsession with travel & shortly after, we said “I do.” Together, we chase the next country, the next destination, the next adventure. So of course, it didn’t come as a surprise to us when our “double the fun” motto brought us twins. ‘Out of the ordinary’ – this is our lives. Today, the twins share our passion for travel & by their 5th birthday, they have already been to 5 countries.

As a family, we continue to share our love for travel, because as Ibn Battuta said “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

Like many people, I knew what I wanted to do with my life when I was just 10 years old…To make it extraordinary!

Liselle Raath

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Random Facts About Me

Passions‌ ‌&‌ ‌Interests‌

‌People‌ ‌&‌ ‌living‌ ‌out‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌suitcase.

Travel Essential

My camera.

Bush Or Beach?

Beach in summer, bush in winter.

Must Eat Safari Food

All of it.

Funniest Travel Story

That day a hippo blocked the entrance to my chalet door…

Favourite Safari Activity

Where there is action! Lions hunting, a leopard climbing, predators eating or elephants splashing.

Bad Habit

I take way too many pictures & expect my family to sit still for the perfect shot.

What To Do In Africa

Explore. Eat. Nap. Repeat.

What Not To Do In Africa

Whatever you do, don’t run!

Travel Advice

Do one adventurous thing every day!

My Favourite Destinations For...

Wildlife

Botswana · ‌South Africa · ‌Zimbabwe · ‌Zambia · ‌Namibia · ‌Tanzania · ‌Kenya

Walking Safaris

South‌ ‌Luangwa · ‌North‌ ‌Luangwa · ‌Kruger‌ ‌Private‌ ‌Reserves · ‌Okavango‌ ‌Delta · ‌Serengeti‌ ‌National‌ Park · ‌Tarangire‌ ‌National‌ Park · ‌Nyerere‌ ‌National‌ Park · ‌Ruaha‌ ‌National‌ Park · ‌Masai‌ Mara · ‌Samburu‌ National‌ Reserve

Gorilla-trekking

Volcanoes‌ ‌National‌ Park · Bwindi‌ ‌Impenetrable‌ ‌National‌ Park

Scuba Diving

Maldives · Seychelles · Bazaruto‌ ‌Archipelago · Quirimbas‌ ‌Archipelago

Big 5

Kruger‌ Private‌ Reserves · Eastern‌ ‌Cape · Madikwe Game Reserve · Chobe‌ ‌National‌ ‌Park · Okavango‌ ‌Delta · Moremi‌ Game‌ ‌Reserve · Masai‌ Mara · Serengeti‌ ‌National‌ Park · Ngorongoro‌ ‌Crater · Etosha‌ National‌ ‌Park · Hwange‌ National‌ ‌Park · Mana‌ ‌Pools‌ National‌ ‌Park

Families

Cape‌ Town · Madikwe Game Reserve · Eastern‌ ‌Cape · Garden‌ Route · Whale‌ Route · Mauritius · Namibia · Botswana · Mozambique · Tanzania · Kenya

Adventure

Cape‌ Town · Victoria‌ Falls · Mauritius

Photography

South‌ ‌Africa · Botswana · Namibia

Nature

Cape‌ Town · ‌Wine‌ ‌Route · ‌Panorama‌ ‌Route · ‌Okavango‌ ‌Delta · ‌Makgadikgadi‌ ‌Pans · ‌Victoria‌ Falls · ‌Sossusvlei · ‌‌Skeleton‌ ‌Coast · ‌Ngorongoro‌ ‌Crater · ‌Serengeti‌ ‌National‌ Park · ‌‌Zanzibar · ‌Volcanoes‌ ‌National‌ Park · ‌Bwindi‌ ‌Impenetrable‌ ‌National‌ Park · ‌‌Lake‌ ‌Malawi · ‌Bazaruto‌ ‌Archipelago · ‌Quirimbas‌ ‌Archipelago · ‌Maldives · ‌Seychelles

Beaches

Bazaruto‌ ‌Archipelago · ‌Quirimbas‌ ‌Archipelago · ‌Maldives · ‌Seychelles

Off-the-beaten-track

Madagascar · ‌‌Malawi

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