Based in Africa, Africa Bound Safaris is headed up by Josie and Fausto Carbone. Our professional and knowledgeable team is committed to listening to you in order to truly understand your travel interests and expectations. Every year we travel extensively throughout Southern and East Africa, developing relationships with camp and ground operators so that we can keep our finger on the pulse of changes in the field. We are dedicated to using our expertise and first-hand experience of the regions to design and plan your perfect journey.
Born and raised in Africa, we are all aware of the overwhelming array of choices that travellers are faced with when planning a trip to Africa and truly understand the logistics of getting around. Allow us to take you on a journey that combines enriching and educational experiences not only into beautiful wilderness areas but also into contact with uniquely distinctive groups of people. With many years of experience, we are passionate and constantly curious about Africa, its wilderness areas and its people.
“Africa is extraordinary and both Fausto and Josie open it’s doors in an intimate, knowledgeable and responsible way. Josie crafted an itinerary that built to a crescendo, all the while keeping an eye on the budget as if it were her own.”
Born in North Africa to Italian parents, Fausto Carbone moved to Zimbabwe, from the Congo with his family in 1974. After an early career in Civil Engineering, Fausto’s passion for wildlife and the bush led him to pursue a career in the safari industry. Working in many of Africa’s prime locations, Fausto’s experiences include camp management, guide training and ultimately becoming a much sought after professional independent guide.
For over 30 years he has led trips, including walking safaris, for individuals, families, and groups throughout Africa. As an accomplished photographer, his understanding of photographic technique, composition and light has given him the opportunity to lead professional photographic and television teams in Africa.
“Fausto, you opened our eyes to this continent that was so foreign, vast and endlessly mysterious in such a profoundly deep and moving way. You’ve sparked a curiosity in so many way, we will be back to continue our learning – thanks with enormous respect and admiration.” MS – NY
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Josie’s interest in nature and wildlife began at an early age growing up on a farm in northern Zimbabwe. Endowed with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong work ethic, Josie developed and managed several successful service businesses before aligning her strategic energies with her love of the bush.
Like Fausto she has experience in camp management, a critical factor in her understanding of the guest experience. For the past 15 years her values, rigor, operational prowess, and networking strengths have merged with Fausto’s unique skill set to bring this successful safari company to maturity. She continually visits destinations across the region and tests the services of local providers in order to keep her knowledge current and her resources varied. Josie brings the same level of passion and expertise to the shaping and execution of expedition particulars as Fausto does to the field experience.
“Josie did an amazing job of balancing our goals for our 4 trips to Africa, pacing them perfectly for the range of ages in our family. We felt that every place we stayed was ideal and her initimate knowledge of each of the regions allowed us to experience the unique highlights of the 7 counties we have visited.” SW- Mass