A fantastic trip. Both the program and the hotels, lodges, tented camps… were absolutely 100% fine. Seen the migration, the big 5 seen, cheetah… You name it. Great! On to the next trip!
Untamed Travelling is tailor-made specialist for unforgettable trips where experience always comes first, worldwide. When you travel with Untamed, you choose high quality, extensive knowledge, personal service, small-scale accommodations, professional guidance and unique travel experiences. Where the world can’t find you…
With great frequency, we travel to our destinations to personally experience the latest changes. This allows us to inform you from our own experiences and knowledge. For more than 20 years.
How do we differentiate ourselves?
Untamed Traveling is a worldwide tailor-made travel specialist with over 20 years of experience. Our passionate travel consultants are eager to share their love for and knowledge of the destinations with you.
We design original routes, authentic activities in special accommodations from *** to top class, specially tailored to your wishes: no travel proposal is the same. We aim for a tailor-made offer within two working days.
Sustainable & safe travel
We only work with the best local agents with a high service level and an eye for sustainability. You book under the guarantee of ANVR, SGR and Calamiteitenfonds. We have flexible travel conditions and 24/7 availability in case of emergency as a matter of course.
I started Untamed with passion and love for the unknown. I am still enthusiastic about the unknown, new accommodations, pushing your boundaries. I regularly travel to our destinations to taste, experience and discover for myself.
Traveling is looking at what is happening around you, but also discovering yourself. It doesn’t stop, the more you discover the more you want to know. Everyone prefers to travel in their own way. People, animals, landscapes, cultures; meet and discover. We are all different, which makes it so interesting to share “adventure of a lifetime” with others.
I observed gorillas in Uganda, spent time in South Africa with my family, learned to dance tango in Argentina, was enchanted by the underwater world of the Maldives and let me take my breath away from the landscapes of Antarctica… My love for travel and africa in particular brought me to Untamed, where I have gained experience in various departments with the growth over the years. By connecting the departments together we realize together the most beautiful journeys in which nothing is impossible, where everything is arranged down to the last detail. All you have to do during your trip is enjoy!
Petra van Seters
Since April 2015 I have been working as a travel specialist in Southern Africa at Untamed Travelling. With over 25 years of experience in the travel industry, I have already been able to visit and experience many beautiful destinations. One of the first introductions to southern Africa was during my honeymoon to Zimbabwe & Mauritius. That trip was unforgettable, partly because of the amazing nature, the beautiful animals and the special cultures. During this journey my passion for this part of the world has arisen. I have gone back many times, visiting South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya & Seychelles. I would also like to put together such an unforgettable trip for you!
Michal van Bavel
I started working in the travel industry in 1997. As a travel agent, I have visited many beautiful places around the world. Still, I have come to the conclusion that Africa is my home. Especially going on safari is an experience I never get tired of. The scents of nature, the sounds, all your senses will be stimulated! I really enjoy finding those special safari spots where you meet few other tourists and where the animals are right in front of your lodge, so to speak. Sleeping in a tent, hearing the sounds of the bush as you fall asleep and hearing a lion roar in the night makes me feel that I am really in Africa. Or as Ernest Hemmingway once so beautifully put it, “I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happy.”
To me, traveling is the best way to come home. I have seen quite a few destinations and have a soft spot for North America, but even more than that: a passion for Europe. We often choose other continents to experience cultures and landscapes, but we overlook our own Occident.
As a Europe lover, it is therefore wonderful that at Untamed Traveling I can introduce you, together with my colleagues, to the beautiful nature, the different cultures, the gastronomic delights and, last but not least, the history of our own continent: from the landing beaches in Normandy to the Danube and its monarchies. In addition, I have a weakness for special train journeys and the gastronomic aspects of traveling or holidaying.
Let Europe surprise you. I would be happy to guide you in that!
The ultimate travel bucket list is personal to everyone, from a mysterious dream come true in Marrakech and adventures in the land of fire and ice to a road trip along the west coast of the United States and eating tapas in Seville… Traveling and especially the passion for travel is in my genes and I knew early on that I wanted to make this passion my profession. I now have more than 30 years of experience in the travel industry and I have been able to visit many beautiful destinations, in and outside Europe. I like to use the knowledge and experience gained and my enthusiasm to realize your dream trip.
Maureen van As
From an early age, I knew that the travel world would be my world. When, at the age of eleven, you walk into the tourist information office of an Austrian village to ask if they have a job for you, that says it all… After high school, the choice for a tourism education was quickly made and with a diploma in my pocket, I started in 1985 as a salesperson at a chain travel agency in Bussum that would later become our own travel agency, together with my partner. Until in 2003 the travel itch really took over and I emigrated with my better half to St. Maarten. After a wonderful adventure we returned to the Netherlands in 2012 where I enthusiastically picked up the travel profession again.
After studying business economics, I first embarked on a long journey through South America in 1996. Since then, I’ve been caught by the travel virus. I’ve been designing beautiful, original itineraries in Latin America for years now. In 2014, I joined the team at Untamed Travelling where my passion for Latin America made me feel at home immediately. So I can enjoy putting together and advising beautiful journeys, using my extensive travel experience. My favorite destinations are the Andean countries of Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru. I regularly return here to enjoy the beautiful nature, colorful indigenous festivals and colonial architecture.
With my passion and love for travel, I have been able to put together and sell many beautiful trips over the past 34 years and also be able to make and experience them myself. Every trip, every destination is unique, I enjoy the introduction to different cultures, beautiful landscapes but also the local cuisines. Besides South Africa, which after my first visit more than 20 years ago had conquered a very special place, my recent visit to Japan has also left an inseparable impression. Since April 2016 I have been working at Untamed Travelling to give you a great deal of fun – together with you – to shape your unique dream trip.
After my studies I left for Australia to travel and work for a year. After which many trips and destinations followed. For India, a passion arose. The special culture, delicious cuisine and impressive nature of this country are things I never get tired of.
In my long career as a travel consultant I have always tried to convey my passion. After all, we can all visit a country. However, experiencing a country is quite another and finding that special and traveller-appropriate travel experience is what attracts me to working at Untamed Travelling. After all, not one trip is the same! I am happy to help you create the perfect travel experience.
Since the end of 2010, I have been working at Untamed Travelling as a Reservations specialist. Every day I, along with the reservations team, face the challenge of making sure you have a carefree dream trip. A challenge that I enjoy starting every day. I can’t wait to see more of Africa. After a first encounter with Africa during my travels through Tunisia and Morocco, I dream of a safari in South Africa, Kenya or Tanzania. My work at Untamed keeps my dreams alive!
Since 2011 I have been working for Untamed Travelling and together with my colleagues I take care of the flights and the car rental. Before I joined Untamed, my experience was mainly in business travel and consolidation, but I became curious about what it would be like on the other side… tour operator. The best thing about work? Puzzling to find the most ideal flight option that suits the traveler. In the meantime, I have made two wonderful long journeys with my family, to South Africa and Sri Lanka. Furthermore, we like to go skiing and enjoy the holidays in Europe. Fortunately, there is plenty to be desired in terms of travel, I hope to make many more.
Nathalie van Hemert
As of October 1, 2014, I joined Untamed Travelling. As a Flight & Car Rental Specialist, I am responsible together with my colleagues for the booking process of flights and car rentals for the most beautiful, special, exotic and tropical destinations, which I really enjoy doing. Before this, I spent many years working for several corporate travel agencies. Fortunately, I have seen a lot of the world. From Kenya to the Galapagos Islands but also Indonesia and the Netherlands Antilles were unforgettable trips. Of course, traveling never gets boring, which is why I hope to take some more great trips with my family in the future.
From an early age I knew I wanted to work at a travel agency. Not only to make beautiful trips myself, but also to help other people with unforgettable holidays. I have been working in the travel industry since 1986. I had my own travel agency for a long time. I myself have traveled a lot – first without and then with children. Our footprints are on many continents. We prefer islands with beautiful sandy beaches, we visited Tahiti, Bora Bora, Samoa, Cook Islands, Seychelles and Mauritius. Our last holiday was on Ameland; we decided that during our stay on the Big Island, Hawaii! Since February 2020 I search and book the best routes for your trip with Untamed Travelling in the Flights department. I will have little direct contact with you as a customer, but know that behind the scenes we do everything we can to make your dream trip run smoothly!
I have always enjoyed working in the travel industry. First for a corporate travel company and now for Untamed Travelling. I really enjoy learning about this side of the travel industry and seeing what is involved in vacation travel. Together with my colleagues, I look for the most beautiful and comfortable flight routes to finally arrive at the destination.
I myself have experienced quite a few beautiful trips by now and am far from finished with this. Together with my family, I like to go to the less touristy places. We recently traveled through Europe by train with our two-year-old daughter. What a great adventure!
Remco van Geffen
Since December 2018 I have been working at Untamed Travelling as Head of Financial Administration. Before that I worked as an administrator/project controller in the field of education. Now a whole other world; the travel industry!
In terms of travel, my experience is mainly in Europe, especially Italy, France and Spain. I made a long trip once, to Thailand, a great experience. A trip I would definitely like to make again but then to another part of Thailand. There are certainly many other destinations that I would like to visit together with my family. With the trips I see during work, you get inspiration yourself!
From the beginning of Untamed Travelling, I have been involved in the company. As an administrator and (almost) sole staff member, I built booths at trade shows, was a salesman, did the administration, in short; all common tasks. Now, over 19 years later, I am still active behind the scenes. Nature, people, culture and animals fascinate me, I have a preference for safaris. I hope our travelers enjoy Africa as intensely as I always have and hope to do for a long time to come.
Traveling is completely in my DNA: during my first trip to the overwhelming jungle of Borneo, I became addicted to distant countries, other cultures, impressive landscapes and the impressive animal world. It is no coincidence that after my studies in cultural anthropology I ended up in the travel world. At Untamed Traveling I work with the marketing team to bring attention to all the fantastic trips, beautiful destinations and special places to stay.
Favorite destinations: Russia, the Himalayas, Borneo, Scandinavia, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Wadden Islands… I really can’t choose. I like long trekking in the mountains, but also cities and every now and then a day at the beach.
From Ameland to Easter Island, I love nothing more than travelling. After my studies Communication and Marketing I was so happy that I could combine my passion for marketing and writing with travel in the travel industry. Ever since I’ve known Untamed Traveling, I’ve been a fan of the unique journeys and inspiring stories and photos that enchant customers and travel agents. I think it’s fantastic that I can now be part of the marketing team and be the point of contact for retail. Since living in San Francisco for 3 years, the United States has really been in my heart. I love that everything is larger-than-life, especially the natural beauty of Alaska and Hawaii. But Brazil, Peru, Israel, Australia, India and South Africa also made a big impression. At the top of my list is Japan and especially more Africa. What do you dream of?
Mijke van Sanden
Since 2013, I have been in charge of marketing & communications and design with management. The most inspiring journeys and images that will take your breath away; there is no finer material to work with! All these stimuli have led to the fact that I too have now broadened my horizons and have been on safari in the pristine game parks of South Africa and Zimbabwe, done a photo shoot in the slums of Kenya, in the maze of alleys in Marrakech have wandered, braved the waves of California and tasted the dizzying flavors of Peru. With the expansion of our destinations, my travel wish list is getting longer and longer….. Yours too?
Years ago I was infected by the ‘Africa virus’ during a group trip to Kenya. Witnessing the overwhelming migration in the Masai Mara, the beautiful wildlife in Samburu Game Reserve and the flamingos at Lake Nakuru I promised myself that this would not be the last time I visited Africa. After travelling through Kenya, Tanzania and various countries in southern Africa, I ended up years later in Uganda where I lived for six months in Jinja.
Since 2009 I have been working at Untamed Travelling. I support the marketing department. Working for Untamed Travelling is a way for me to keep my passion for Africa and travel alive.
After receptionist training at Schoevers, I worked for many years in several fine hotels and restaurants. Because I was eager to see some of the world, I then joined Holland America Line as a Guest Relations Officer. Together with my husband, I have taken some amazing trips to places such as New Zealand and Costa Rica.
November 5, 2018, I started working at Untamed Travelling. As the first point of contact for the organization, I have a lot of contact with the travel companies, with the customers and with all the colleagues, which makes it an inspiring and beautiful job for me. The beautiful photos and great travel stories obviously contribute to this.
When putting together our trips, we consider people, environment, nature and culture, so that the vacation is not only special for you, but also future generations can enjoy attractive destinations.
Whether it’s trips where you enjoy pristine nature, experience local culture, meet new people or taste a delicious local dish; together we work to create vacations that make for better places and more beautiful experiences. And in doing so, we make an important contribution to sustainable development at the destination. For you as a traveler, but also for the people living at the vacation destination.