• Marc Baar on safari
  • Marc Baar on safari
  • Marc on ballooning safari
  • Marc camping in the old days
  • Marc with guests on safari
  • Marc preparing lunch on safari
  • Marc with trucks on ferry
  • Marc with filming vehicle
  • Marc walking a watercrossing
  • Marc and Yvonne
  • Truck convoy
  • Marc and Yvonne planning

Having trained as a chef, Marc combines his passion for food with his passion for nature to create a unique, gastronomic bush experience for his clients. His emphasis is on eating well, travelling well, and sleeping well in a comfortable camp and which is managed by a professional team. While on safari he shares his passion for the Fauna and Flora and his aim is to leave his clients with a deep connection to nature. It is not just about the “Big 5”, but also the termites, the Honey Badger, the mighty Baobab tree, the Wild Basil and the Lilac Breasted Roller to mention a few.

As Marc spends so much time in the bush, he is totally in tune with the pulse of nature, he knows where the game is and what their movements are. It is for this reason that Marc is so involved in tailor-making your itinerary to suit your specific needs. Marc is passionate about bringing you closer to nature and to discover her wonders, and after dinner his 32 years of African experiences come to life as he shares them with you around the fire. Combine this with the promise of a gastronomic adventure and you have the makings of an experience of a lifetime, which is what a safari with Marc is guaranteed to be.

  • Marc with map
  • Marc making sushi
  • Marc and Yvonne
  • Yvonne cooking

Isabelle Perrot

Family business.

Marc is a real family man and so it is not surprising that he has included his family in the running of his business:

Simply Wild Safaris is run by Marc and his wife Yvonne. They have been in business together for the past 27 years and they used to run safaris together “in the old days”. Yvonne is the administrator of the company, she assists Marc in preparing for trainings and safaris, and from time to time she joins him on his trips.

Isabelle of Africa Voyages, who is also French speaking, is a relative of Marc’s and she takes care of all the reservations. As Marc is mostly in the bush he relies on Isabelle to deal with enquiries, correspond with clients, do all the camp bookings and be the point of contact for all clients in Botswana. Manon, Isabelle’s daughter who is born and bred in Botswana, is as much at home in the bush as she is in Maun and during the holidays she also works with Marc as his assistant.

And who is Isabelle?

Isabelle Perrot has been living and working in Botswana for 15 years. From her first visit in 1998 she was deeply touched by the beauty of the area and knew that that Maun is where she would make her home. She was born in France where she studied tourism after finishing school, working in a variety of prestigious establishments in Europe before leaving for Africa.

Over the past 14 years Isabelle has worked in all aspects of the hospitality and tourism industry of Botswana managing Lodges, Safari Companies and Reservations offices where she gained experience in all aspects of managerial roles: Lodges management; reservations; training staff; upgrading of guest facilities; public relations; sales and marketing. With her passion for Botswana and its people, Isabelle trains and mentors local personnel to improve standards within the tourism industry, focussing on the levels of service provided and cost effectiveness.

From her many years of experience in the Travel and Tourism industry, Isabelle established a travel agency called Africa Voyages in 2007 in Maun, which is the gateway to the Okavango Delta as well as Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park. Isabelle delights in sharing her experience, passion and love for this country with her travellers through her tailor-made itineraries.

On 1 April 2014 Isabelle was nominated by the French Embassy in Gaborone to the position of Honorary Consul of France in Maun.