Welcome To African Flame Safaris

African Flame Safaris is a tour company specialized in African travel, but with a broad base of expertize in nature, culture and adventure. We cater for the individual and small upmarket groups. Aiming to provide a unique experience for the discerning traveler. Based in Hoedspruit, the safari capital of and central gateway to the Kruger National Park, African Flame Safaris is ready to collect guests at various lodgings in and around Hoedspruit for an amazing Kruger Park adventure.

About us

With a collective experience of 25 years as intrepid explorers in Africa and working in tourism, the partners, Henk Prinsloo and Cecilia Gouvea Prinsloo, are just the right people to cater to your every need! One of the many services we provide is Portuguese as an alternative option to touring in English or Afrikaans (Dutch). 

Cecilia is a native Portuguese speaker from Brazil and also obtained a degree in History from the Campinas University (Unicamp). Cecilia is at her happiest however, with a bird book in hand and binoculars around her neck, she is also a published nature photographer. 

Henk has been a safari guide and explorer in both Africa (Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia, Zambia and South Africa) and Arabia and also has a passion for cultural and military history.

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is 380 km long and 85 km wide on average. There are 9 entrance gates. The central part of the park, where Hoedspruit is located, has two access gates: Orpen and Phalaborwa. This region is famous for the presence of lions and has protected areas for tourists, such as Satara, Oliphants and Letaba. They are fenced areas within the Park that offer services such as a restaurant, accommodation and even swimming pools.




Our vehicles are purpose built, roadworthy, insured and properly permitted.

Our Mission 

To sensitize others about Africa’s challenges: cultural and environmental and to share our reverence for Africa!

Our Values and Goals

  • Provide safe transport to tourism attractions and over-night accommodation where required.
  • Provide a guided experience and interpretation of said tourism attractions.
  • Provide assistance to prospective clients in choosing and planning itineraries.
  • Have in place, all required permits, licenses and insurance for peace of mind.
  • Ensure all Guides are well trained, qualified and vehicles roadworthy and in good condition.
  • At all times have the client’s safety and well-being in mind.
  • Respect all cultures, stakeholders and nature!
  • Explore incredible Africa!
  • Value for hard earned money.

About the name (African Flame)

Spathodea is a monotypic genus. The single species it contains, Spathodea campanulata, is commonly known as the Fountain Tree, African Tulip Tree, African Flame tree, Pichkari or Nandi Flame. The tree grows between 7–25 m (23–82 ft) tall and is native to tropical dry forests of Africa.

This tree is planted extensively as an ornamental tree throughout the tropics and is much appreciated for its very showy reddish-orange or crimson (rarely yellow), campanulate flowers. The open flowers are cup-shaped and hold rain and dew, making them attractive to many species of birds. Their nectar is popular with many hummingbirds.

This tree is native to Angola, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. (in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spathodea)