All told we would say that Pierre Jaunet knows Africa better than any other living white man.
Pierre Jaunet is a very talented Frenchman who is also fluent in English, Arabic and Swahili and can get by in many other European languages and African dialects. He has spent 40 years taking small parties on safari in Africa having started off in one time French colonies in North Africa when he became one of the leading experts on the Sahara and then going south to concentrate on southern Africa.
Pierre’s most remarkable achievement was in the late 1980’s when he launched the Catalina Safari Company acquiring a World War II Catalina Flying Boat to do 23 day safari trips taking off from the Nile in Cairo and finishing at the old Imperial Airways jetty on the Zambezi at Victoria Falls. We know of no one else who would have had the imagination, determination and patience to get such an operation off the ground in Africa. Happily Bushbuck Safaris was privileged to be the Managing Agent of that company until the mid 1990’s when the aircraft was sold to a good home in New Zealand.
Nowadays Pierre concentrates on his ground trips in Africa. Pierre’s safaris are always unusual – one of his most popular is a 3 week trips retracing Livingstone’s Footsteps between Victoria Falls and Zanzibar. In Ethiopia, Pierre takes our guests in 4×4 vehicles on very special tailor made itineraries for private parties. Itineraries and prices on request.