About Us

Rajindra and Chamintha Jayasinghe

Owners –Africa by Ayu

Sri Lanka’s first and only Africa Travel Specialist

Hello

The Africa bug bit us over a decade ago…and we’re glad we never recovered.

In the midst of our careers in Law and Finance, we escaped to Africa, to experience it first hand, whenever we could. To us, Africa is addictive.

Travel once and you will never be the same again.

Our niche in the experiential travel industry

 our first outbound arm, was born from a combination of our decade-long love affair with this life-enriching continent and the unique niche we have carved out in the world of immersive travel since 2012 through our inbound arm in Sri Lanka – Ayu in the Wild – a Rough Guides listed tour
operator. The ethos of Ayu in the Wild is to curate local immersive experiences that our guests wouldn’t find by themselves and ensure our tours benefit Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans. We’re proud of our efforts.

Making the curious traveler, travel deeper

 – our next exciting challenge is about curating tours to make travelers see not only the best of Africa’s awe-inspiring wildlife but also its remote hidden gems, meet locals and go beyond wildlife to make the curious traveler, really get under the skin of the continent.

First hand experience matters

Across a decade and more of exploring south and east Africa in public and private concessions, mobile camping and lodge safaris all helped crystalize how we could tailor make tours to varying budgets.

The thrill of walking safaris amidst big game in South Luangwa, Zambia, the Okavango Delta from the skies, river cruises, mokoro rides and that ‘omg’ moment on a micro light flight over the mighty Victoria Falls made us appreciate the wonder of exploring Africa by jeep, foot, boat and skies!

Meeting professional photographers who are also professional African guides made us curate tours for a special travel niche.

Casual conversations or formal trade events – everything matters in the world of sustainable travel and being in the experiential travel industry has helped us make personal connections with committed individuals who own some unique safari collections in remote African escapes.

Going beyond wildlife

Savouring the food and chatter with artisans in Stellenbosch slow-markets, feeling the rhythm of Capetown’s jazz cafe’s, epicurean dining in Franschhoek, meeting farm owners along Route 62, watching the Springboks challenge the mighty All Blacks at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and dancing to the rhythm of Marimba Bands – opened our eyes to the value of curating something special, something local.

 

 

Why

  • Accredited and Insured Tours : We have networked personally with the owners of Africa’s finest accredited and insured travel partners to etch a footprint in each African destination we promote. Some are big names in the African travel industry, others are owner-run companies who take pride in being authentic and truly local.
  • Everything is arranged for you : Our Africa holidays include accommodation, meet and greet, Airport transfers, multi country tours, mobile camping, luxury lodge fly-in safaris, all safari experiences by jeep, foot and boat and day tours to immerse in Africa’s culture.
  • Tailor-made itineraries for the curious traveler : Together with our African partners, we have now curated a collection of extraordinary Africa itineraries where the experience is seamless, accommodation is on point, the guiding is superb – all, at incredible rates.
  • Fantastic rates and special offers : We have secured incredible rates with luxury lodges, affordable camps, star classed hotels and mobile camping operators – we’re one of their select agents who receive regular special offers.
  • Unique, remote escapes : We have found unique eco-sensitive hidden escapes in remote African corners where adventures on foot are all they offer.
  • Responsible, sustainable travel : All our partners have one thing in common – inspiring Guides, great destination knowledge, grass-root contacts, an eye for detail and a love for conservation!

Knowing what we know and who we know,

makes  truly Sri Lanka’s first and only Specialist Africa Tour operator.

Let us show you the Africa we love.

Rajindra and Chamintha Jayasinghe

Owners –  

Sri Lanka’s first and only Africa Travel Specialist

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