Oculus Travel

Gayle Higginbotham Founder

Making your wildest African travel dreams come true.

I’m delighted to share the enrichment that Africa has provided me personally, with those seeking to discover, explore and cherish the continent in a similar way.

New York-based for US convenience, but raised in South Africa, my knowledge as a local, seasoned African traveller allows me to understand exacting client needs. Additionally, my expert local travel provider network enables me to match the perfect partner to meet and exceed client expectations.

A uniquely human approach to creating your perfect African adventure.

Our clients and partners trust us to provide the expertise, guidance, inspiration, support and connections needed to turn travel dreams into an extraordinary reality. We aim to build lifelong relationships based on that trust.

Ethos & Values

01 Client care, comfort and safety are paramount
Inspired by the concept of “seeing”, Oculus takes a deeply personalised approach to ensure our clients feel taken care of and understood. We’ll work with you to download the image in your mind’s eye, and develop an itinerary that brings your vision to life.

02 Sustainability underscores everything we do
We work with properties and service providers who prioritise environmental, conservational and local community development, ensuring that the people and places visited by our clients are benefitted, rather than harmed, by the experience.

03 Vetted & trusted, for peace of mind
Oculus provides comfort and convenience by partnering with leading in-territory experts, ensuring you’re supported throughout the process and providing confidence that your trip is carried out to perfection, with added support locally while you’re on the road.

Commitment to Sustainability

I am determined to deliver transformative African travel experiences while achieving the goal of having a positive impact on the natural world, wildlife, oceans, air quality, and the communities that call these places home.

We don’t just want to avoid harming the places we visit, we want to reverse the trend of unethical tourism, uplift the communities that welcome us, and regenerate the ecosystems they inhabit.

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