Founder, Bev Sanders (small
girl center) on her first girl's safari at
Over a decade ago, Manifesta Safaris was founded
on the principle that women can accomplish anything
when allowed time to relax, recharge, and rediscover.
Manifesta Safaris offers women's vacations that
combine fun, relaxation and new experiences, while
fostering friendships, confidence, and self-esteem.
In 1997, founder Bev Sanders designed Manifesta's
first trip, the Las Olas Surf Safari for women. Bev
led the first Las Olas Surf Safari in a small Mexican
village at the edge of the warm Pacific Ocean. Her
guests stayed in charming ocean-front bungalows,
and fell asleep each night listening to the sounds
of the waves they would learn to ride. This girlfriend's
getaway has since become the "World's Premier
Surf Safari for Women," successfully introducing
thousands of women to surfing in a safe, nonjudgmental
The Manifesta team is based in Carmel-by-the-Sea,
California, where they also operate successful art,
golf, and active safaris for women. Our experienced
staff navigates all the tiny details to create a
seamless experience for women travelers– from
booking your holiday, to final airport transfers.
You don't have to take our word for it... Manifesta
Safaris have been featured in Oprah, Fitness, Shape,
Time, Newsweek, Conde Naste Traveler, and Travel & Leisure,
to name a few. While journalists praise us, our returning
alumnae tell the real story with glowing testimonials.