Jakob von Plessen
An expert horseman to guide you across the Argentine Pampas
Jakotango Safaris owes its existence to a conversation Jakob had with an army Major he met at the beginning of his gap year. Like most 18 year olds he was lacking in direction and profession but knew one thing for sure.....that his life would be spent in the great outdoors and in the company of horses. He didn't require much convincing that Tristan Voorspuy's Offbeat Safaris was the place for him and packed his bags and left for Kenya. Seven months work experience under the charismatic Tristan brought the realisation that this was the life for him and he has never looked back. After the gap year he returned to Argentina to finish an agricultural degree, obtained his pilots license and rushed back to Kenya where he made a rapid rise in the Offbeat ranks and was soon guiding riding safaris alone at the tender age of 23. His passion for his homeland drew him back and with the knowledge accumulated in Africa he decided to set up his own trips in Argentina. By emphasizing quality of hosting and guiding, and marrying comfort with wilderness, he has created riding safaris that offer an incredible experience and unique adventure. Born and raised as a horseman in the Argentine Pampas, Jakob mixes his rustic gaucho customs with a touch of European finesse through his families Austrian, German and French heritage.