Jay Ahmed

Rochester Hills, Michigan Travel Agent
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Jay Ahmed

Jay Ahmed

Rochester Hills, Michigan Travel Agent
An independent agent with KMX Global Travel in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
Years of Experience: 11
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 “I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy.”               - Ernest Hemingway

Those words are just as true today as it was back when Ernest Hemingway shared his love of Africa! Being fortunate enough to live in Southern Africa for the past several years, including as family with our two young daughters, I can tell you first hand, we were just as excited waking up every morning to begin our new day’s adventure!

I often say it – it is hard to have a bad trip to Africa and most travelers return home happy with positive things to share with their friends and family. However and often times, travelers are not aware of what they missed or how much better their experience could have been! As a dedicated Africa specialist, I travel extensively to Africa to ensure I bring my clients firsthand destination knowledge and expertise. I work closely in building strong and personal relationships with our in-destination partners, hoteliers and safari lodges and camps – so that our clients experience an EPIC trip to Africa! Always ensuring unique and authentic experiences that others do not offer!

Nothing is ever cookie cutter or transactional with us - you bring your ideas, thoughts and dreams, and working together, we will tailor the PERFECT Africa vacation experience! It will be custom designed and tailor made to your lifestyle and wishes! We go out of our way to make the impossible possible and always seeking to exceed our client’s expectations! All the while making it a seamless and effortless experience from start to finish!

“The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to.”  - Richard Mullin.

It is hard to contain the enthusiasm I have for my clients traveling to Africa - whether it is for the first time or many times, no two visits to Africa are ever the same. Until you experience it for yourself, it is simply hard to describe it! I’ve had the privilege of designing bespoke itineraries for honeymooners, families, FIT’s, Wildlife Photographers, CEO's & Executives, VIP's and groups of various sizes all traveling together – including for meetings and incentives.

From East Africa to Southern Africa, from the Serengeti to Cape Town's Wild Coast, Africa will leave you breathless every step of the way. I look forward to having the honor and privilege to help design your dream trip to Africa - personalized just for you! 

For more inspiration - check out our cinematic Africa videos at

Jay Ahmed

Managing Director - Africa by KMX Global


A Bit More About My Qualifications

An incredible safari experience near the Tarangire
An incredible safari experience near the Tarangire

In addition to traveling to Africa up to three times a year, I have had the honor and privilege of attending some of the most exclusive travel industry events focused on luxury travel to Africa. These events are by invitation only to the most qualified of candidates from around the world. 

- We Are Africa

- ILTM Africa

- Pure Life Experiences (2015 - 2018)

- Sustainable Africa - Classic Portfolio

- Pure Pursuits 

These exclusive events allow us to further our expertise while learning about the latest trends in luxury and experiential travel to Africa.  As a invited participant, it affords us the opportunity to build unique relationships and be among the most influential people in our industry who positively impact travel to Africa!

My Travel Stories

Family on safari at Singita Sabi Sands
Relaxing at the Selinda Explore's Camp
Waterford Wine Estate - Wine Drive Safari

My Reviews

Rating: 5 2 Reviews

Amazing Trip!

Reviewed By Pam M. - Plymouth, MI | Traveled to South Africa ~ Africa
Jay planned the most fabulous South African vacation for my husband and our three adult daughters. He took the time to talk about what sort of experience we were looking for and customized it to fit our interests. No detail was overlooked and he and his team on the ground in South Africa were on top of every little thing we might need. When the weather didn't cooperate with our Plan A, they were quick to move to Plan B like making a quick switch from shark cage diving to paragliding because the waves were too big on the water.
And there were plenty of fun surprises such as spontaneously snagging that hard-to-get reservation at South Africa's top-ranked restaurant and arranging a fabulous picnic lunch perched high atop the most picturesque vineyard. Jay picked safari lodges that he thought would be perfect for us and they did not disappoint. Jay's attention to detail and desire to create the most perfect vacation for each client is clearly apparent.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jay Ahmed responded:
Thank you, Pam for the kind words! It was nothing short of an absolute honor and a great pleasure to design your family's custom journey through South Africa! It is always a fun working with you and your wonderful family - thank you again for entrusting us with the privilege! With our sincere gratitude, Jay Ahmed
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The Dream Honeymoon

Reviewed By nickandrae - New York, NY | Traveled to
We cannot thank Jay enough for the honeymoon he put together! Jay was very helpful and attentive throughout every phase of the planning and execution processes. When we initially started thinking about places to travel it was Jay that came up with the wildest idea we had ever heard of…traveling to South Africa and Mozambique! Our trip began with a three night stay in the foothills of Table Top Mountain at the exclusive B&B Kensington Place. During our time in Cape Town we toured the city and ocean side, got a chance to go cage diving with the great white sharks in False Bay, and had a private lunch with an exclusive local chef. Throughout our stay we were well taken care of and our guide was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. From the coast we traveled inland to the Cape Winelands, where we had a chance to tour amazing local wineries. Our favorites were Waterford Estate, De Trafford, and the Delaire Graff Estate (where you also can see some amazing diamonds!). Our overnight stay at Le Quartier Français was over the top, including a 13 course dinner at The Tasting Room. Our adventure really kicked in to gear with our travel out to the Kruger to safari at the Sabi Sands private game reserve. We stayed at the magical Londolozi Varty camp. We will forever cherish our time on safari, which included morning and evening trips out which provided us the chance to see the African Big 5. Our time in camp was luxurious and relaxing, the food was amazing, and our fridge was always full of refreshments! We finished our trip with a jaunt out to Ponta Mamoli, Mozambique, where we relaxed seaside at the White Pearl Resorts (and stuffed our faces with awesome local Portuguese influenced cuisine). Jay assembled an experience that was amazing and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking for the honeymoon or trip of their dreams!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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