Jay Ahmed

Rochester Hills, Michigan Travel Agent

An independent agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

AFRICA SPECIALIST - CUSTOM DESIGNED ITINERARIES

 

“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!  Having just returned from South Africa, after spending nine weeks as a family with two young daughters (20 months & 4 years old), I can tell you first hand, we were just as excited waking up every morning to begin our new day’s adventure!

It’s hard to have a bad trip to Africa, and most travelers return home with positive things to share with their friends and family.  Oftentimes, travelers are not aware of what they missed, or how much better it 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, ensuring our clients experience an AMAZING trip to Africa!  Always seeking unique and authentic experiences that others don’t offer!

Nothing is cookie cutter…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, always seeking to exceed our client’s expectations!  All the while making it a seemless 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’s hard to contain the enthusiasm I have for my clients traveling to Africa…whether it’s for the first time or many times, no two visits to Africa are ever the same.  Until you experience it, it is simply hard to describe it!  I’ve had the privilege of designing amazing itineraries for honeymooners, families, FIT’s, and groups of various sizes traveling together.

From East Africa to Southern Africa, from the Serengeti to beautiful Cape Town!  It will leave you breathless every step of the way. I look forward to having the honor to help design your dream trip to Africa!

A Bit More About My Qualifications

On foot in Botswana in the Selinda Reserve at Zara
On foot in Botswana in the Selinda Reserve at Zara

In addition to traveling to Africa two 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)

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 Reviews

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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!
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