Pink Elephant Safaris (PES) has been established and is run by ITR Reisen in Essen, Germany, since 2000. When Andreas Hack, owner of ITR Reisen, has attended the Indaba Tourism Fare in Durban in May 2000 he met representatives from GALACTIC – a Gay and Lesbian Association of Cape Town Industry and Commerce. This was the beginning of a growing business venture.
Pink Elephant Safaris as part of ITR Reisen is a tour operator focusing on the gay market in Southern Africa. Our offers are quality but not gay exclusively and straight people are more than welcome to experience a portfolio of carefully selected tourism providers in Southern Africa.
Since the beginning our very important booking and managing agent is “Afrika und mehr” situated in Hannover, Germany. Andrea Klemp is handling the big quantities of bookings and through all the years has obtained extensive knowledge about travel planning and organizing in Southern Africa.
In 2000 Andreas Hack met Armin John at the Durban Tourism Fare and a friendship and business relation grew. Armin is German and English speaking, originally from Switzerland and living since 1999 in Cape Town. As a representative of Pink Elephant Safaris he is handling bookings for ITR Reisen in South Africa too.
Pink Elephant Safaris is accredited and supported as a Tour Operator with Tourism bodies in Southern Africa and listed in their recommendations (South African Tourism and Namibian Tourism Board).