Our Vision is to pass on our passion for the African bush and nature in general to our guests and to create a space where travelers can reconnect with nature and themselves.
Your Hosts and Guides
Who stands behind iLala Safaris and conducts the Walking Adventures and Yoga Safari Retreats with you? Meet your guides.
Jan Hendrik Hanekom
Jan Hendrik is a passionate Professional Field Guide with over 14 years of experience in the African bush which took him to many countries across Africa. Born and raised in South Africa Jan Hendrik offers guiding in English and Afrikaans.
By walking more than 2'000 hours in over 15 different Reserves and National Parks with Big Five qualified Jan Hendrik as a Professional Trails Guide and Tracker. As a FGASA-registered mentor he offer Mentorship Trails for future trails guides. He has a special passion for birds and flowers. Walking with Jan Hendrik is always a great adventure and his enthusiasm for the African bush is contagious.
In addition to all that, Jan Hendrik is the mastermind behind ensuring we have a steady supply of freshly baked bread during our safaris. With a natural knack for it running in his veins, he's also the driving force behind our unforgettable Braai nights.
Visiting southern Africa for the very first time Sabrina fell in love with the wild African bush and all the wildlife. Since then she regularly traveled to South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Kenya. The enthusiasm for the bush led her to her Field and Trails Guide Qualification. Originally from Switzerland Sabrina offers guiding in English as well as in German.
Yoga is part of Sabrina’s practice. The feeling yoga gives her is the reason why she likes to share her practice during our yoga safari retreats with our guests. She completed a 200h yoga teacher training in Berne, Switzerland and added later on another 300h in South Africa. With it Yoga became an even more important part of her life, not only on the mat but in her daily life.
As a qualified public accountant, Sabrina is as well responsible for all the administrative and financial stuff. Which Jan Hendrik is very happy about.