YPO’er Marco Van Embden’s first bush experience, more than 30 years ago, was the inspiration behind the formation of Timeless Africa Safaris.
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An up-close encounter with a female lion striding haughtily down the centre of the road, yellow eyes blazing, powerful muscles rippling, ignited Marco’s lifelong love of Africa. Combined with his passion for people and organising, he soon found himself helping to plan safaris for friends and friends-of-friends.
As an active YPO member, he brought an only-in-YPO type of approach, aiming to source the most incredible destinations, plan the most extraordinary experiences and complete them with special details and thoughtful touches making each safari unique. Word spread, more and more people wanted to come and, in 2002, Marco decided to turn his hobby into a business.
Marco has a long and prestigious history with YPO and is a Hickok award winner. He launched the Cape Town YPO chapter in 1986, running its YPO Academies, regional conferences and the Cape Town University thereafter. On the Board of YPO International in various capacities since 1991, he also served as Executive Chairman of the YPO Board in 2002-2003, chairing the very successful Cape Town 2000 University.