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Danalee May

Malibu, California Travel Agent
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Danalee May

Malibu, California Travel Agent
A Full-Service Travel Leaders Associate Agency
Years of Experience: 22
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South Africa Travel Expert

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I sell wonderfully unique luxury African safari adventures in South and East Africa.  My specialty is designing the adventure safari of your dreams. 

A little about me ... a free-spirited Safari Consultant and Positive Vibes ambassador.  I was born and raised in South Africa and I truly believe that Africa is one of the most beautiful and exciting destinations for luxury travelers, from food, animals and cultures, although I may be biased!  I try to go back to South Africa every two years to keep my accent! 

How much do I love Africa?  Let me count the ways!  I have a passion for Africa, especially South Africa.  My focus is on wildlife conservation and cultural preservation.  As a surfer I am naturally ocean minded and have a keen interest in conserving islands and cleaning marinas.  As a lover of traveI I have visited more than 50 countries and visited six or seven continents, only Antarctica remains to be explored.

Whales are my favorite creatures. Hippo’s terrify me (remind me to tell you that story). I believe in positivity, being kind and compassionate to all creatures especially humans.I strive to make meaningful connections.  Get inspired by people I meet.  Create amazing journeys that literally change lives and create WOW moments for my clients.

People always ask my favorite destination: Take me to the ocean, let there be sealife, wildlife, stunning sunrises with coffee & Amarula, painted sunsets, warm, happy travelers and a brightly burning campfire.  Home…South Africa!  

Your Luxury African Safari Expert

With every safari I craft, I want to ensure my clients feel like a local while traveling. To do so, I make sure that every journey features insider experiences from cultural explorations to mingling with locals to seeing incredible wildlife, and much more.

So as my favorite saying goes, let's "eat the food, drink the wine, bang the drum, and revel in all!


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My Reviews

Rating: 5 4 Reviews

We had a fabulous time in Egypt!

Reviewed By J. W. - Altoona, PA | Traveled to Egypt ~ Africa
We had a fabulous time in Egypt! Thank you for all your work in arranging it! We were so very pleased with everything about the trip. You left nothing to chance; everything was perfectly planned and everyone showed up as planned!

We were taken care of very well by each of the tour guides/drivers. Your staff got us through the Cairo airport (not an easy task) without a hitch both arriving and departing! Amazing!

We really appreciate the unexpected little 40th anniversary "surprises" at each of our accommodations. The Mena House decorated our bed with rose petals and had sweets and a bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived. The Zahara decorated our bed with towel origami & rose petals and had a anniversary cake for us one evening. And we had a heart shaped cake and baklava treats at the Intercontinental.

We will definitely be calling on you all when we plan another trip. You made it so easy!
Thanks again,
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Morocco was amazing!

Reviewed By Dr. Jim - O'Fallon, MO | Traveled to Morocco ~ Africa
K and I would like to extend a very warm Thank You for the work that you put into planning our trip to Morocco. It was one of the best trips that we have ever taken. We have both traveled extensively, Morocco being my 36th country, and so we can say with confidence that this adventure was truly special. We loved how the route worked out. Ending in Marrakech was ideal. The hotel you chose was magnificent and it was nice to end with what we thought was the best accommodation of the trip.

We were initially concerned with the amount of driving and we both agreed: it was terrific to see the countryside, away from the more touristed areas. We walked through day markets in smaller towns and those experiences were some of the highlights of the trip.

I could go on and on, but I wanted to touch on some of the most important things that we valued from the trip. It was these "bits and pieces" that made the vacation truly spectacular.

Again, thank you so much for your hard work.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Trip to South Africa a memory of a lifetime

Reviewed By Keith A - Toronto Canada | Traveled to South Africa ~ Africa
Hi Danalee:

A brief note of thanks for helping to make our recent trip to Africa a memory of a lifetime. As I am sure you can appreciate it is hard to say what one thing left the greatest impression. I absolutely loved Cape Grace. I have never experienced service as I did there. I will be going back to Cape Town and the Cape Grace!

I can say with certainty the intimacy and people at Shamballa were incredible. Two days was simply not enough time to fully enjoy the experience. Ivory Lodge, and in particular Fish Eagle Villa was spectacular – thank you for doing what ever you did to get us upgraded. Fish Eagle was out of this world.

The weather was unseasonably cool…indeed often cold… and that’s coming from a Canadian! Pick up Services and logistics ran like clock work and all drivers were great. I will be staying in touch with you and maybe it won’t be long before we are planning another trip!


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5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Last minute trip to South Africa

Reviewed By David N. Luxury Travel Consultant - Dallas, TX | Traveled to South Africa ~ Africa
Dear Danalee,
Thank you so much for arranging this wonderful trip for the H Family! Mrs. H called to say how great things went and how well every situation that arose was handled by your team. They absolutely loved Savanna, the attention to detail, the accommodations and the game drive. They saw the big 5 on the 1st drive of their stay.

The guides everywhere were awesome, the micro flight over the falls was spectacular and the Saxon was the piece de resistance. She said every hotel was a home run. They loved the Victoria and Alfred hotel as the girls were able to walk around and enjoy the city.

The only negative experience they had was the currency shortage in Zambia, but they were able to work through it.
I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to work with me on this last minute booking.
Warmest regards,
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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