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At We Are Africa we pride ourselves in cutting through the clutter to invite only the most innovative, relevant and knowledgeable buyers in the African travel market to Cape Town. Our 2016 edition was no exception, with the leading buyers from both emerging and established destinations making their way to the Mother City from across the globe.

However even amongst this stand-out selection, a few individuals rose above the crowd with their professionalism, first-class service and unassailable passion for Africa. Following this year’s appointment ratings, we wanted to give them a shout out for helping to make We Are Africa the valuable marketplace we strive for. So without further ado, please meet our top 25 rated buyers for 2016 (in alphabetical order), as voted by the tribe!

Think you have what it takes to make our top rated buyer list for 2017? Buyers, register your interest here.
Or maybe you’re interested in meeting with big names like those below? Exhibitors, register your interest here.


ABERCROMBIE & KENT (AUSTRALIA): JOHN SAPORITO


ABERCROMBIE & KENT (USA): SUZANNE TENG


AFRICA ADVENTURE COMPANY (USA): ALISON NOLTING


AFRICA CALLS LTD. (USA): BABETTE ALFIERI


AFRICAN PRIDE (UK): SUZANNE WALFORD


AFRICAN TRAVEL SPECIALISTS (AUSTRALIA): RICHARD RUSKIN


AUDLEY TRAVEL (UK): WILL SCOTT


BENCH INTERNATIONAL (AUSTRALIA): MARTIN EDWARDS


DEEPER AFRICA (USA): KAREN ZULAUF


EWTC (GERMANY): NINA MARXEN


EXPERT AFRICA (UK): CHRIS MCINTYRE


GOWAY TRAVEL (CANADA): MOIRA SMITH


IMAGINE AFRICA (UK): MATT GAMMON


INDAGARE TRAVEL (USA): MELISSA BRADLEY


KER & DOWNEY (USA): REID BADER


KNECHT REISEN AG (SWITZERLAND): CARMEN WANNER


LIGHTFOOT TRAVEL (SINGAPORE): NICO HEATH


MAHLATINI (UK): GREGORY FOX


MANGO SAFARIS (USA): TERESA SULLIVAN


NATIVE ESCAPES (UK): SIMON MILLS


PRIVATE SAFARIS (SWITZERLAND): ALEXANDRA MUCHEIK


SCOTT DUNN (UK): KATIE FEWKES


TRAVEL BEYOND (SWEDEN): ANNIKA BJÖRKROTH


TRAVEL BEYOND (USA): KOTA TABUCHI


TURQUOISE HOLIDAY COMPANY (UK): SUE BELL

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Olivia Squire
Olivia Squire is a freelance travel writer and Editor of SUITCASE Magazine. She loves old buildings, new books, strong drinks and bright lipstick, and is on the constant lookout for hotels that combine all four.