Mama Cheetah Travel Services is a truly dynamic and personal travel company that is a spin-off from Pepco Travel Services, founded in the United Kingdom in 1984 and expanded to The Netherlands in 2012.
We specialise in custom made travel plans to Africa, Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles. Mama Cheetah specialise in providing exceptional customer care and personal service. The company is run by Chantalle Shemie who has worked in the wildlife documentary film industry and has traveled to almost all the locations she recommends. Together with a team of local ground handlers, she makes sure you are welcomed at your destination as if you are traveling to see friends.

Chantalle Shemie

Managing Director

Chantalle was raised in London, United Kingdom, lived in four different countries and is now based in Amsterdam. After working for leading wildlife film production companies, she followed her passion and set up Mama Cheetah. Using the nickname she has been giving during one of her first safaris.

Our small team take pride in getting to know their clients, providing them with the highest possible levels of personal service and taking care of all their travel requirements, down to the last detail. With an average of 27 years experience, we offer a level of expertise and personal knowledge that few other travel companies can match in this segment.
Our boutique travel agency has become renowned across Europe with those looking for a unique experience and we are proud of the fact that most of our business comes from recommendations and referrals from existing customers.

Baba Bazili


Not only is he a trained and licensed Tanzanian National Park Guide, he is also an experienced driver and mechanic. His career took off after graduating in 2000 from the accredited Profession Tour Guide School (Prots in Arusha) and immediately started working with Natural Light Film crew in Northern Tanzania.