Daryn Hiltunen, the owner of Seepra Safaris lived in South Africa for over 40 years before moving to Finland in 2017 when he brought his family back to Finland. He is known as the South African Finn, as his family roots go back to Sortavala, Karelia. His grandfather emigrated to South Africa in the late 1950’s with Daryn’s father Osmo.
So, we are the Hiltunen family from South Africa and would like to show you the beauty of South Africa or even Africa. Daryn also has experience in traveling in Africa, having travelled in Ethiopia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Eswatini.
He worked in the wildlife conservation, tour guiding and hunting business for more than 15 years and as a result he has made numerous contacts and gained a vast amount of experience.
Having studied and obtained his qualification Nature Conservation. He subsequently also qualified as a Nature Guide in 2002 and as a Professional Hunter in 2014. It is his local knowledge of South Africa, reputable contacts and expertise that he has to offer his clients. He will be your own personal guide and also speaks basic Finnish.
For further information on work experience and qualifications, please refer to my Linkedin profile.
The concept of Seepra Safaris began in South Africa in 2015, but was not formalized into a formal business as our family moved from South Africa to Finland in July 2017. The period since has seen our family reestablishing our lives in Finland and taking time to learn about our new home and language. The ideas and relationships were nurtured through encouragement from new friends in Finland and old friends in South Africa. The bureaucratic hurdles were finalized and in 2020, Seepra Safaris was registered with the Finnish Business Information System (Yritys- ja yhteisötietojärjestelmä (YTJ). The Business ID (Y-tunnus) is 3122430-6. Seepra Safaris prides itself in giving personal attention to clients needs. The ultimate goal is that clients are able to book and go on their dream safari that is what they expected and paid for.