Our founder and CEO, Marco van Embden’s lifelong love affair with Africa was set aflame on his first visit to the Kruger National Park over 30 years ago.
With a penchant for organising, he soon found himself helping to arrange safaris for friends and even friends of friends. An active YPO member, Marco was inspired by the only-in-YPO approach, sourcing the most incredible destinations, planning the most extraordinary experiences and completing them with special details and thoughtful touches that made each safari unique.
Now, with more than 25 years’ experience in travel and YPO\WPO event creation, visiting over 50 of Southern Africa’s most exclusive game lodges, and personally experiencing safaris on over 120 occasions; he has an unsurpassed first-hand knowledge of Sub-Saharan Africa and everything the discerning traveller desires.
In 2002, Marco turned his hobby into Timeless Africa Safaris. Since then, the company has grown, attracting a wonderful team of equally passionate souls who share Marco’s commitment to looking after guests, giving them a once-in-a-lifetime journey, and sending them home richer in spirit and memories.