Julia Nesbitt

Seattle, WA

African Safari Specialist

My childhood summers were spent exploring my grandparent’s farm in Zimbabwe, game parks throughout the region and visiting family in South Africa. These experiences instilled an undying love of Africa and in my early 20s I packed my bags and headed to Zambia to manage a camp in the South Luangwa Valley for a short time. I returned and joined my family safari company in 2001 assisting with special projects until I came on board as the Director of Sales in 2011.

I have traveled countless times to Africa: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania and Morocco vetting safari lodges, meeting guides and exploring game reserves and returning again and again to my favorite African city, Cape Town. I have also explored Ecuador and the Galapagos, Peru, Morocco and parts of France, and am always looking for the next opportunity to explore exotic locales with my family!  

Planning multi-generational, celebratory and honeymoon travel are my favorite challenges and I excel at including those sweet moments that makes travel unforgettable!

5 Star Google Reviews!

Out of Africa picnic at Angama Mara, Kenya
Out of Africa picnic at Angama Mara, Kenya

"Julia is a top-notch professional devoted to customer service, which is SOOOOO difficult to find these days. In addition, her selections of lodges and locations to stay in So Afric and Zimbabwe were AMAZING! She knows her stuff having grown up and spent summers there with family in both countries. We were celebrating our son's college graduation, my husband and my 25th anniversary, and our son's 23rd birthday. . .the attention the lodges paid to each of these occasions was above and beyond! I can't say enough. Julia also really cares about the countries of Africa -- I appreciate that! You would be remiss not to use African Safari Company!"

- Amber Ferrese

Customer Testimonials

Superior Customer Service

African Safari Company are truly the experts in delivering the most incredible African safaris and have always provided us with superior customer service. In fact, we've booked a total of four different trips with them over the years to visit a variety of locations across Africa. We've always had incredible animal sightings, stayed at a range of wonderful accommodations (from mobile tented camps to luxurious lodges), and can't say enough about the incredible staff and people we've encountered during our time there. If you're thinking about taking a trip to Africa, don't delay! Julia at African Safari Company will build you the vacation of a lifetime!
Stephanie M., Burien, WA

Honeymoon of a Lifetime!

We had the honeymoon of a lifetime and African Safari Co. made it all happen, seamlessly! I was very overwhelmed with all the info out there about safaris, but as soon as I found Julia she made the whole process easy. With her expertise and guidance, we were able to do three National Parks in Tanzania, drive through Ngorongoro Crater, take a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti, and finish our trip in Zanzibar at the most beautiful and private place we've ever stayed. Thank you Julia and African Safari Co. for making our honeymoon so unforgettable!
Erin M., Arlington, VA

Outstanding in every way

This is the second trip we have taken with African Safari Company and it was outstanding in every way. We started with a safari in Timbavati Private Game Reserve which is adjacent to Kruger. We saw all of the Big 5 and our driver and tracker were both excellent. The food and service at Simbavati Game Lodge were first rate and, as always, Sundowner was a highlight! We then traveled to Cape Town which turned out to be a marvelous city. Four Rosmead, where we stayed, was a wonderful boutique hotel with a great view of Lion's Head behind the property. While in Cape Town we went great white shark cage diving in Gansbaai, Robben Island and down to the Cape of Good Hope. Our guide Josh was extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating. We finished our vacation at Babylonstoren, which was an unexpected treat! Also, the staff was incredibly helpful and accommodating! African Safari has consistently booked us in first class resorts and provided us with unforgettable experiences in Africa!
Mark & Grace N., Fairfax Station, VA

BEST EXPERIENCE EVER

Julia from African Safari Company built the BEST EXPERIENCE EVER for us!!! We had an amazing time, the safari camps and lodges chosen were amazing, beautiful, and great combination of places for our African experience. The attention was excellent, we didn't have to worry about a thing! Transportation, tours, tour guides, and everything on point! Definitely would go with African Safari Company again if I had the chance!
Marigel G., San Pedro Garza García, Mexico

Top-notch professional!

days. In addition, her selections of lodges and locations to stay in So Africa and Zimbabwe were AMAZING! She knows her stuff having grown up and spent summers there with family in both countries. We were celebrating our son's college graduation, my husband and my 25th anniversary, and our son's 23rd birthday. . .the attention the lodges paid to each of these occasions was above and beyond! I can't say enough. Julia also really cares about the countries of Africa -- I appreciate that! You would be remiss not to use her!
Amber F., Seattle, WA

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  • Africa
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  • Peru
  • South Africa

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  • Safari
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  • Celebration Travel

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