The KAIA Story
FOUNDED BY GERRIT SWART
I was born in South Africa back in the sixties and in 1996 (after being involved in tourism since I left school); I officially became a tourist guide (all training and exams done through SATOUR accredited colleges), while I was living in Cape Town. After years of tour guiding / tour management I decided to relocate to the UK where KAIA SAFARIS was born in 2000.
Since 2000 I have been working throughout Europe and gained invaluable on the ground experience and knowledge of Europe and the UK, while still managing and taking my own groups from Europe to South Africa.
At first KAIA SAFARIS was only involved in tourism to South Africa and Namibia but as from 2018 affordable coach tours throughout Europe and UK was added to the portfolio and KAIA TRAVEL was created.
All tours on offer here are hand picked by myself (out of a huge selection of tours I have done myself as coach driver in Europe and UK or as tour guide in South Africa and Namibia), so that you can get the most and the best – out of your holiday, may it be in South Africa, Namibia or Europe.
It would be a pleasure to welcome you as a client and friend on any of these tours.
Why KAIA TRAVEL
Whether you prefer to go on SAFARI, a CULTURAL tour, an ADVENTURE tour, EUROPEAN tour, we at Kaia Safaris can accommodate all your desires and needs.
A KAIA TRAVEL specialist guide\ tour leader will be with you to assists you through the entire tour, to give you an unforgettable experience.
All tours on offer here are hand picked by myself.
You as the client are dealing direct with KAIA TRAVEL – No third party.
Comfortable transport. All coaches – whether in South Africa or Europe – comes equipped with safety belts, reclining seats, on-board toilet, air-conditioning and an entertainment system.
Would you prefer to do your “own thing” KAIA TRAVEL offers a “self drive” option where we will arrange your entire trip i.e. airline bookings, accommodation and transport whilst in South Africa or Europe.
All tours include comfortable twin-share 3 stars and higher hotel accommodation (or similar) with en-suite facilities. As for the “self drive”, top class guesthouses will also be used, giving you the chance to experience the local way of living, home cooking and much more.
With us all the tours are inclusive – simple, if it is in the program it is paid for. Should you or the group, wish to go on any excursion on your “free day” then it can be arranged. Your tour guide / leader will also suggest options to you, which is entirely up to you if you want to participate or not.
So I invite you to enjoy one of our wonderful world of "KAIA TRAVEL".
Gerrit Swart [Manager]