Astrid Graf

Originally from the Seychelles Islands I joined African Eyes Travel in 2006.

My love for Africa was born the day I joined the company!
Anita Forsyth, the founder of the company who is from South Africa, enthralled me with her stories, anecdotes and knowledge of Southern Africa. This wonderful part of the world has so much to offer. Many past clients have come back totally touched by the warmth of the people and their cultures, the beauty of the land and the wildlife. It is vast and varied and there is so much to do.

Let us custom build your dream African Trip for you! We specialize in FIT and small groups.

We plan your trip around your interests, and your budget and length of stay. We have a great team of professional and very knowledgeable guides and representatives who will be with you throughout your trip. We put these trips, so your accommodations (luxury or budget) are carefully chosen to make sure you get a good “mix” of places to stay. Those properties will range from the Ultra Luxury Hotels to Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses with charm. All will be well-located, clean and safe. Your hosts are warm and welcoming and always go the extra mile. We invite you to our offices for an interview with us. (Conference calls and emails work well too for those outside of Denver).This way we can talk about your particular interests, available time for the trip and your budget.

For those who prefer to travel in small groups, we will be glad to arrange something specific just for your small group. Enjoy your travels in beautiful Africa!


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Hi Astrid,

The trip was fantastic. We got back Thursday night and are still getting back to Mountain time. I’ll send you some comments when I get my feet back under me. We really enjoyed the experience. Biggest surprise: Soweto tour – so educational. Must-see location: Victoria Falls. After the developed feeling of South Africa, Zimbabwe felt wild and exotic. We are already thinking about our next trip and definitely want to go to another wild location. Thanks so much for making all the arrangements and guiding our first trip to Africa. – Dave

What our Guests Say:

Randy and I had a great time, and all the hard work and planning that you did paid off. The game lodge Zulu Nyala was wonderful and the people could not have been nicer. Our guide for the week Bernadett did a great job of helping with the mission of photographing the game, she is also an avid photographer so that help a lot. Craig from Rhino tours was fantastic he met us on out last night at Zulu Nyala as planned and we talked about the rest of the journey. He was able to be flexible with the itinerary so that we had lots of time photographing game and that was very much appreciated. The Kwa Mbili Game Lodge was perfect, just small enough to make it enjoyable and not be overcrowded on the game drives. The staff and meals were fantastic Over all I think we would give African Eyes and Rhino Tours an A. And highly recommended other use your company for their African travel plans.

Thanks, Astrid! We did have a wonderful time! Everything you organized was great. We really loved Zulu Nyala, our guide, and all the outside trips. We really enjoyed the outside of the reserve day trips, like the St. Lucia river tour(Phil swam in the Indian Ocean) and the Elephant Encounter at Bayette. We found out that the larger game reserves don’t do the outside trips so we were so glad that we were at Zulu Nyala. We got the rare chance of seeing a leopard—twice! Our guide was so excited that he drove off road and got a flat tire. We were thrilled with all the animals we got to see. Parker Cottage was great and staff was so helpful. All the flights that you organized in Africa were well-timed and went well. We saw some people struggle and stress over flights because they didn’t time it right for customs, etc. We attended an African service on Easter morning before our flight. It was a great way to end our time in Africa.

Janet and Phil R

We had a FANTASTIC time

We had an amazing adventure! Thank you for the lovely itinerary and seamless arrangements. South Africa and Victoria Falls have hooked our hearts and souls. I’ll try to give you a concise recap:

As novice safari goers we thoroughly enjoyed Zulu Nyala. Beautiful setting and plentiful animals. We’d like to adopt our guide, Philemon, but he has a family of his own. His calm demeanor, knowledge, judgement and kindness greatly endeared him to us. We’ll miss him. Room and staff were quite good. We enjoyed the pool daily. Our only complaint might be the facilities expansion adjacent to the restaurant. Not a big deal. Most meals were good. Lunches were hit or miss. We were well fed overall.

We went on all game drives and added the elephant interaction, St. Lucia cruise, and cheetah rescue excursions. All well worth the effort.

Ted, Kate and Patrick