Luke Powers

Luke Powers Africa Bespoke Travel Consultant

Luke out and about in Cape Town.

Born and raised in Cape Town, Luke is passionate about travelling – in South Africa and beyond. He studied graphic design originally and during this time was exposed to the travel industry as a river guide. With many years experience in the front line of the tourism industry to call on, Luke knows all about service and what makes the difference to travellers experience being average or incredible. He now spends his time planning journeys, adventures and holidays for inbound travellers to Africa.

Luke will assist you with putting together a fantastic itinerary for your visit. His local knowledge and vast experience of Southern African travel puts him in the perfect position to be able to advise you where to go and when.

In his spare time, Luke enjoys hanging out with his family, exploring the inner city of Cape Town, browsing junk stores and Milnerton Market. He also has a bit of a running addiction, loves good coffee and has a weakness for fresh croissants. When he is not in the office you will probably find him running around a mountain or surfing somewhere along the Cape Peninsula.

Favourite destinations:
Sossusvlei, Namibia
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia
Bazaruto Islands, Mozambique

Favourite travel experiences:
Eating sit-down dinner right on the edge of Victoria Falls on Livingstone Island, under the moonbow.
Watching the sunrise from the top of Dune 45, Sossusvlei. Seeing the dunes being painted orange by the sunlight at dawn.
Going on a two-night dhow trip in Lamu, Kenya, camping on atolls and braaiing freshly caught red snapper.
Seeing the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. Hard to describe this bucket list experience, plus the jungle vistas are quite breathtaking.

Favourite hotel/lodge:
Tongabezi, Zambia
Wolwedans Boulders Camp, Namibia
Kensington Place, Cape Town

Favourite Journeys:
Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Chobe, Okavango Delta