Hi, I’m Julie McIntosh – Founder/Director

I have travelled through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Morocco, Egypt, India & Sri Lanka, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Mexico & Brazil, to name a few.

Julie McIntosh

My Story

I love the tonic that is nature – the spaces, the plants, the birds, the animals, the smells, the quiet and the timelessness that comes with it. Providing people with the opportunity to experience the world’s stunning wilderness spots is wonderfully fulfilling and something I will continue to deliver through my involvement with The Classic Safari Company.  

  • Born
    Pretoria, South Africa
  • Destination Speciality
    Where nature is at its most peaceful best.
  • Favourite Animal
  • My Greatest Travel Tip
    Don’t rush.
  • Favourite Places
    The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana & the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia.
  • Year joined the Team
    Founder in March 1992
  • I Never Travel Without
    A kikoy or two, camera, binoculars & passport.
  • Craziest Experience Abroad'
    Hiking the Colca Canyon in Peru with a donkey, a crazy Brazilian and some very good friends.
  • Greatest Accomplishment
    Founding The Classic Safari Company – the fulfilment it has brought myself and our team by providing ourselves and our clients with inspirational and life changing travel experiences in destinations that make one feel in harmony with oneself.

Explore My Recent Blog Posts

Travel advice, information and inspiration from the team at The Classic Safari Company.

Around the World in 80 Gallops: On horseback safari with Julie McIntosh
Around the World in 80 Gallops: On horseback safari with Julie McIntosh 18 Jun 2016

Our director Julie McIntosh certainly knows one end of a horse from the other and this places her perfectly to test run all our horseback safaris. Here’s an insight into her top riding safari picks...