A Safari is as much about people as wildlife, and any seasoned traveller will comment that one of the most important aspects of any safari is your guide. To travel and explore new wilderness destinations under the guidance of an individual who is a passionate naturalist, and whose greatest wish is to share their knowledge and enjoyment of all things wild with you, not only massively enhances your experience, but turns a holiday into a journey of discovery.

Welcome to Four Elements Safari Company, Private Guiding Services by Marco Tonoli, an independent Professional Naturalist Guide specializing in wilderness experiences in Southern Africa, directly to you and through collaboration with some of Africa’s most exclusive Operators.


On a continent with a myriad of different wilderness destinations, have a look at some of my recent trips, blogs, discoveries of interest, photos and videos on Safaris around Africa.

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  • Safari Journal – Makgadikgadi Pans

    Dear Reader Having just returned from our most recent Safari, I feel compelled to share with you what has been one of my most memorable and touching discoveries in this corner of the African continent. Located deep in the heart of the Kalahari Desert, in an area once considered to be one of the greatest […]

  • March ’14 Safari – Botswana & Zambia River Safari

    We have just returned from the most spectacular Safari run by Abercrombie & Kent that has taken us through South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia, 13 days through some of Southern Africa’s most magnificent wilderness areas. Setting the tone for the Safari, we all gathered and met in the elegant Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg for […]

  • Leopard Mother and Cub

    I would love to claim that it was photographic mastery or intuition that created this image, but the reality is that it was simply about being in the right place at the right time. I’ll reiterate that. The right place at the right time. The place, Chief’s Island in the Moremi National Park in the […]