Terry von Guilleaume
President and CEO
Born and raised in South Africa, Terry decided to come and visit the USA to learn more about where his mom was born and where his father had studied. As a teacher, he spent 4 years taking positions all over the country. During the summers he spent his time working at a summer camp outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. After 4 great years however, it was time for Terry to head back to his motherland, but a chance meeting of a fine young lady pleasantly interrupted this decision.
Wanting the best of both (Africa and Holly) – it seemed a natural decision for him to start a travel company specializing in Africa. Shortly after a wedding and honeymoon in South Africa in 2001, Destination Southern Africa (DSA) was born in Tucson, AZ – Holly’s hometown.
Almost 15 years later Terry continues to convince everyone around him that South Africa is the best vacation spot on the planet. His wife and 3 young kids have had the great pleasure of joining their dad on numerous African expeditions. When not travelling to Africa, or some other great international destination – road trips across the USA that include awesome camping and hiking are how he spends his time relaxing. Having graduated from Stellenbosch University in South Africa – the heart of the wine lands - it is no surprise that great red wine accompanies any opportunity Terry has to braai (grill) or make a campfire. Passionate about places and people - Terry enjoys planning trips to Africa that meet and exceed one’s expectations.