Bruce van Niekerk, Director

‘I want people to leave Africa changed, captivated’

– Bruce van Niekerk, Director Bukela Africa Safaris

Knowledge. Passion. Skill.
These are the defining qualities that Bruce van Niekerk brings to Bukela Africa and to your Bukela Africa safari experience.

In his 15 years of pilot guiding, Bruce has led over 300 Flying Safari assignments throughout Africa. His wealth of first-hand knowledge will be invaluable to the planning of your exclusive itinerary.

Bruce’s passion for Africa, people, aviation, wildlife and photography inspires each and every safari that he leads. You are invited to share in an indelible and unequalled African experience.

Pilots run in his family, with Bruce the third generation. He currently has 5000 hours of flying experience, including 2000 on the Pilatus PC12, Bukela Africa’s aircraft of choice. His skill base also includes fluency in several indigenous languages and an accredited talent for wildlife photography.

The New York Times described Bruce in one word: omni-competent. High praise indeed.