Our firsthand knowledge, service providers, and suppliers

Christopher has amassed significant firsthand knowledge of the destinations we send clients to, having lived, worked, and traveled extensively across southern and eastern Africa, Oceania, Indonesia, and South America. Through independent travel and professional assignments, he has experienced a diverse range of accommodations and crafts tailored trips to meet various preferences. The lodges, hotels, dive centers, safari outfits, trekking companies, and vehicle hire services we utilize have all been meticulously vetted and endorsed. Moreover, all our service providers are affiliated with their respective country’s tourism organizations.

Our journey and team

Indigo Safaris specializes in personalized and packaged travel experiences in Africa. Founder Christopher Bartlett’s passion for Africa ignited during a visit to Namibia in 1997, leading to numerous explorations across the region. After relocating to KwaZulu Natal in 2005, he delved deeper into the safari and underwater guiding realms. Combining these passions with his writing and photography skills, Christopher began undertaking assignments in East Africa for diving publications, further enriching his destination knowledge.

In 2009, Christopher returned to the UK due to family commitments, where he channeled his expertise and affection for Africa into assisting others in discovering the continent. This marked the inception of Indigo Safaris. In 2015, during an educational trip in Uganda, Christopher crossed paths with Ines Moosmann, a seasoned professional whom he invited to join as Senior Safari Consultant. With 16 years of experience in the travel and safari industry, Ines brings unparalleled knowledge of lodges and camps across Africa, as well as insights from her explorations in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, the Philippines, the Maldives, India, and Australia. Fluent in German and a certified yoga instructor, Ines assumed the role of Sales & Product Manager in February 2018 and became a company Director in early 2021, retaining responsibility for Sales and Product.

Matthew O’Brien joined our team in 2019, bringing with him a wealth of expertise as a former guide in Namibia and Botswana, and a native of South Africa. His exceptional knowledge of Southern Africa’s safari landscape is matched by his passion for sharing it with clients through engaging communication.

In May 2022, Kerry joined us from Cape Town, South Africa, adding her five years of guiding experience in South Africa and Namibia, and 16 years of itinerary creation across Southern and Eastern Africa. Kerry’s comprehensive product knowledge, meticulous attention to detail, and dedication to crafting memorable itineraries resonate with our commitment to exceeding clients’ expectations. Outside of work, Kerry enjoys exploring the mountains through hiking and trail running, perpetually planning her next adventure.

Matthew Milward, a Capetonian, became a part of our team in early 2023, leveraging his six years of experience as a safari specialist and extensive global travels. His enthusiasm and diligence in curating exceptional trips enrich our offerings.

Michele Addison, now residing in the Eastern Cape after years in Kwa-Zulu Natal, brings over two decades of tourism industry experience, spanning roles as a tour guide, dive operator, and tour operator. Her deep-rooted love for African wildlife, cultivated through upbringing in Zambia and Botswana and work across various African countries, drives her passion for sharing immersive safari experiences with our clients.”

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