"I have worked with Akke for several years, planning small groups to various African countries. I cannot praise her skills and professionalism enough! She is pleasant to work with, and she is incredibly knowledgeable. She prides herself in keeping up-to-date knowledge of the countries and their strengths and their faults. She has recommended excellent camps and incredible game viewing locales. I trust her implicitly, to give me the very best options for my clients. She is my Go-To person for Africa! She should be yours, too!!"

Carol Young


"Akke Bos is an expert on Africa and she loves the destination.  I have had the pleasure to work with her on three occasions.  Akke customized two amazing adventures to Africa for my high end group – one a few years ago to South Africa including Kruger and Chobe National Parks, and one to Kenya and Tanzania.  The camps and lodges chosen for my group perfectly matched their expectations!! Akke is professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, accurate, pays attention to detail, goes the extra mile and is a delight to work with.  My clients have been thrilled with our trips and have found the guides and drivers on time, friendly, extremely knowledgeable and happy to assist.  One of our group members left something behind in one of the lodges and a driver brought it to the next camp that was a significant distance away. The documents are outstanding, easy to follow and are professionally prepared with beautiful photos of the lodges and camps that our group had the privilege to stay at.The trips exceeded all of our expectations and my group cannot wait to experience another adventure customized with Akke Bos."

Trish Beatty


 "Dear Akke,We just arrived home late Saturday evening after a fabulous trip. Thank you so much for putting it all together for us. Thank you also for the attention to detail in our itinerary and for the various bottles of wine and champagne! It was all just wonderful. Thanks again Akke. You are awesome!"  

Gill and Lesley


"Dear Lauren

What a trip, you listened to us. You made sure that our African Journey was just perfect. Thank you for all your time and efforts. This as you know will be our last trip and it was absolutely wonderful. We have given your name and contact details to the whole of Texas. Thank you for all your suggestions, we loved the tented camp (Tanda Tula) although hearing lions roar at night it felt special and we felt secure. Once again, a smooth trip, thank you for checking up on us as we arrived at each lodge and for calling us to say goodbye. You are a gem."

Mark & Jan Greenway


"Dear Janine,

I don’t believe in coincidence, it is meant to happen and certain people will cross ways in our lives because its written and it’s for a purpose.  My passion for the African continent, specially South Africa and the People are on my hearth for a long time.

Thank you is not enough to describe how grateful I am to You personally and as Personal Collection by Thompson Africa for the amazing experience I had in South Africa and to meet personally extraordinary people that we are going to work with, on our program and that deserve my best attention. PEOPLE.. Yes this is about People, the beautiful People from South Africa; starting with you, an amazing woman, a fantastic human being, a true and great professional, a huge heart that cares about the Planet, Mother Nature and the animals. 

All the beautiful people I have meet introduce by you, that gave me a warm welcome, would not be possible without You, Denys and Jenny. 

My dream to present a unique program and a life time experience in South Africa and a personalized service to our clients becomes true and then they will also carry South Africa on their hearts. My mission from now is to hold hands with my international network of contacts and to bring them to the place where Mountains touch the Oceans and Mother Nature sings through the wales. 

During my flights my mind was spinning with new ideas, people I will contact to be involved that will generate more clients, endless toughs but, above all, I feel so proud and honored to be working with Denys and Jenny Botes and with You, Janine Southwood from the Personal Collection by Thompson Africa. The owners of your company should be proud to have such a great professional as you and your fantastic staff members.

Congratulations! It will be a true pleasure to work and achieve success together with all of you as my South African partners."


Ana Isabel Dantas



Your attention to detail and checking up on our clients so often made us feel that we were on top of the game (excuse the pun)I personally appreciate your assistance, as I know that sometimes things go wrong. Luckily everything was just perfect. The fact that they saw the big 5 by their second day does help! I will always contact you. Hope to see you again next time I am in Cape Town."

Mayra Figgins