ABOUT US

While your stay may be temporary — 
your memories will last a lifetime. 

Welcome!

Global Sojourns’ approach to travel is deeply personal. We have lived within Africa’s warm embrace for many years and have traveled extensively throughout the continent. As a result, we provide you with a deep, meaningful and unique experience. A journey filled with connections to people, places and traditions in an intimate, responsible and mutually respectful way.

A Global Sojourns trip will be customized for you, determined by your interests and budget. Whether you travel independently or, with family and friends, your journey is unique. We seek just the right balance of exploration, wildlife and culture.

If you prefer to consider one of our pre-designed, small group trips, see Upcoming Trips for further details or inspiration.

Our business is based on personal referrals- the ultimate compliment from past travelers and a testament to how our expertise, knowledge and attention to detail will make your journey an unforgettable event.

We invite you to take advantage of our passion, local relationships, and our love for finding exceptional destinations and experiences.

Are you ready?

Get Started

To get the ball rolling, head over to our Safari Planner for information about our process and fill out the online form. This first step in our collaboration with you, which will help us form recommendations that meet your priorities and expand your options. As soon as you complete the form, we will be in touch!

Meet the Team

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Creator / Cheerleader
Priscilla followed her passion to Africa more than 30 years ago and nothing makes her happier than to connect travelers with her favourite people and places. Her MS in International Development underlies our deep commitment to culturally sensitive travel and philanthropic work.

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Pam Buttner
Grounding Element / Hand Holder
Pam’s nurturing personality makes her a natural at taking care of everyone and all of the details. Her grounding spirit enables us to keep on track. Having lived and traveled extensively throughout Africa, she brings priceless knowledge and perspective to the team.

Prince “Smokey” Dube
Community Guy / Heart & Soul
Born in Victoria Falls, Smokey is “all about community”. His warmth, humor and sincerity delight all who meet him; Smokey is our anchor, a pillar of our community, and the backbone of the Global Sojourns Giving Circle.

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You may not experience Wendy directly since she usually deploys her magic behind the scenes. But, like us, you will benefit greatly from all that she makes happen. 

Mission

Expertise

We love to help you experience Africa in ways that traditional tours seldom allow. With decades of experience creating unique journeys as well as living and working in various African countries, we offer a rare depth of knowledge. We search out fascinating cultural quests and untrodden locales, customizing and executing a journey for you like none other. We link you into our trusted network of carefully cultivated wealth of contacts who share our passion and commitment.

Going Deeper

Are you searching for lasting value? Many of our guests prefer to experience something more profound – insights that help them to perceive things differently and learn something new. We strive to make meaningful connections – to both nature and people – that may enhance your perspective on life and ‘the bigger picture’!

Dedication

During your trip’s planning process, we listen, ask questions and dig for nuance that could get lost in an email. Always available for a chat, we believe that no question is too basic or insignificant. Our goal is to fully understand your needs and create an itinerary that provides you with a trip of a lifetime. While you travel, we monitor your progress to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Community

Global Sojourns is not just about travel, our heart and soul belong to the communities where we live, work and have deep connections. Global Sojourns Giving Circle (GSGC) is our U.S.-registered not-for-profit organization and is core to our Global Sojourns family. It supports and trains local aunties (mentors) who guide children, primarily girls, toward a brighter future. GSGC is helping to break the cycle of poverty gripping these communities.

Client Testimonials

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“I loved the camps you chose… just the right combination of “rustic luxury” and outdoor experiences. I felt I was experiencing an Africa of many years ago. All of the learning that came with the trip was phenomenal — from amazing guides who knew EVERYTHING, to the cultural and historical info. I’m still trying to absorb it all. – Cindy K. (Zimbabwe, South Africa)

This itinerary is the best I have ever seen. Thank you very much. I almost cried I was so happy with what you have put together… Following the exhilaration of trekking for two days with these gifted, kind and professional men, we had become family. It will remain the most memorable and cherished experience of our time in Africa.–Jacqui V. & Sandra R. (Zambia, South Africa)

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Global Sojourns Giving Circle

Global Sojourns founder Priscilla Plummer and a small band of hearty souls launched Global Sojourns Giving Circle (GSGC) in 2008 to create lasting, responsible change in Southern Africa.

A U.S.-registered not-for-profit organization, GSGC partners directly with local communities to create sustainable support for children’s education and empowerment. GSGC primarily supports girls clubs run by local women who serve as aunties, or confidantes, mentoring girls in safe spaces. With support and training from GSGC, the aunties gently guide girls to stay in school, avoid early marriage and pregnancy. GSGC-sponsored girls clubs help girls share their challenges, gain confidence, envision and obtain a brighter future.  They are taught that they have value in what is currently a deeply patriarchal society. Each girl’s success helps to break her family’s – and her community’s – cycle of poverty.

Community elders who once viewed GSGC with skepticism now implore us to expand these community-driven programs. Girl’s club alumnae are attending university and/or starting careers or businesses in their villages or towns. Some have initiated their own clubs after graduation. These young women become pillars of their community and serve as positive examples to the next generation.

We are now extending our work to include GSGC-sponsored boys clubs – an exciting opportunity to mentor boys to become men who understand the benefits of confident, educated girls and women.

By traveling with Global Sojourns, you are helping to reduce poverty, strengthen communities and work to conserve wildlife in the long run.

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