Travel Sommelier is a consultant destination specialist that focuses on luxury safari and bespoke wine and food tourism. Darren Humphreys, a native South African, founded Travel Sommelier after working in the financial markets for twenty years. He understands and appreciates every level of travel, from camping in the bushveld to the height of luxury.
Travel Sommelier customizes trips for each client, only after spending an extensive time to understand the dream behind each trip. We learn what expectations and goals each client has for their trip, what type of a traveler they are, whether interests of multiple family members need to be balanced, what their food and wine palate is and a variety of other factors. We then book and structure each trip in tandem with our deep and abiding partnerships “on the ground”, including safari lodges, boutique hotels, wineries and sommeliers.
At Travel Sommelier, we are with our clients every step of their journey, from trip preparations, to tracking the trip with our partners to ensure that each client gets special treatment, to debriefing with clients after their trip. Many clients have ended up becoming close friends throughout this process.