Marc held down a succession of deeply unrewarding jobs in the city simply to fund his trips around Africa, before deciding that enough was enough and swapping it all for a Land Rover in Cape Town. After spending the next year researching the continent, he set up Tanzania Odyssey where he remains MD to this day. He still loves being able to devote his time to experiencing the very best of Africa and the Indian Ocean, and imparting that information to those that are about to discover the joys of Africa.
Tanzania Odyssey went from strength to strength, and soon Africa Odyssey was born. It too was founded on the principle of knowing the most about the destinations offered, and being able to impart this information in an intelligent and unbiased manner. To this end all of the Africa Odyssey consultants regularly visit Africa (usually at least 3 times a year) and one has even written a guidebook to Tanzania (the Cadogan guide).
From early beginnings in Tanzania, the company is now proud to offer Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, the Seychelles and Mauritius, always without compromising exacting standards, and never selling areas or lodges that they don't know backwards.
With private presentations to clients in the Fulham offices, Africa Odyssey will shortly open a satellite office in Texas to provide the same level of service to those in the States. Their extensive video library alone is a fantastic aid for those clients trying to decide where to visit.
Marc’s Safari Awards judging responsibilities are for the following countries: