Travel curator | Based in New York

Making your wildest African travel dreams come true.

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A uniquely human approach to creating your perfect African adventure.

Our clients and partners trust us to provide the expertise, guidance, inspiration, support and connections needed to turn travel dreams into an extraordinary reality. We aim to build lifelong relationships based on that trust.

Discover & Advise

We take great care to understand your personal travel requirements and will advise which approach will best suit your needs.

Vet & Connect

We have partnerships with an extensive network of experts on the ground which allow us to ensure your every wish will be met.

Support & Guide

We provide support before, during & after you travel, affording you the confidence to surrender & enjoy your adventure, with complete peace of mind.

What we do
ethos & values
Client care, comfort and safety are paramount

Inspired by the concept of “seeing”, Oculus takes a deeply personalised approach to ensure our clients feel taken care of and understood. We’ll work with you to download the image in your mind’s eye, and develop an itinerary that brings your vision to life.

Sustainability underscores everything we do

We work with properties and service providers who prioritise environmental, conservational and local community development, ensuring that the people and places visited by our clients are benefitted, rather than harmed, by the experience.

Vetted & trusted, for peace of mind

Oculus provides comfort and convenience by partnering with leading in-territory experts, ensuring you’re supported throughout the process, providing confidence that your trip is carried out to perfection, with added support locally while you’re on the road.

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Inspiration for your next expedition….

Encounters with The Big Five, whales or wild gorillas … Open savannah, dense forests, undulating deserts, white beaches, and rugged coastlines … and so much more awaits.

meet the founder

Hello, I’m Gayle

I’m delighted to share the enrichment that Africa has provided me personally, with those seeking to discover, explore and cherish the continent in a similar way.

New York based for US convenience, but raised in South Africa, my knowledge as a local, seasoned African traveller allows me to understand exacting client needs. Additionally, my expert local travel provider network enables me to match the perfect partner to meet, and exceed client expectations.

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As someone who normally plans my family vacations, it was hard to let go of control but Gayle's itinerary exceeded all of my expectations and I wish she would plan all my vacations from now on!

kirsten, san diego, 2022

Thanks to Gayle’s inside knowledge and personal touch, she listened and understood precisely what I needed and put forward some amazing itineraries for a trip of a lifetime to Cape Town for my elderly mother.

Neil, Sydney, 2022

Working with Oculus Travel is always a heart-warming experience. Gayle’s enthusiasm and great care for her clients aligns perfectly with Classic Escape’s ethos which is exactly what we look for in a partner brand.

Classic Escapes south africa, 2022
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