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Emma Harrop - Welcome to my profile!

About Me

I've lived in Cape Town, London, Wisconsin and Vermont but always return to Africa! Cape Town is definitely always home for me and so settling back in has been easy after so much travelling. I love photography, fine dining, working with enthusiastic and friendly people, travelling as much as possible and trying to explore a new place every year. Getting out of Cape Town for a weekend is always an adventure and a great way to unwind after a busy week in the city.

My passion for travel began with postcards being sent to me from all corners of the world from my father who was in the Merchant Navy. I was introduced to new places on a monthly basis and my own travel began when I left school and started exploring Africa and the world.

Where have I travelled

In South Africa - the Garden Route, Kruger National Park, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal. In the rest of Africa - Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar and Egypt.

Internationally - USA, Canada, England, Ireland, France, Holland, Madeira, Norway, Italy, Vatican City, Germany, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand.

My favourite travel moment

Soaring above the Masai Mara in a hot air balloon and my hour with the mountain gorillas in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

What I love about Africa

Its diversity and friendly people!

My African travel advice

Always take wet wipes with you on safari, plus a smile, and consider each African experience, whether it is a flat tire or an impromptu musical karaoke night with the locals as an adventure to remember.

Where I'd love to go next

The remote camps of the Okavango Delta or perhaps a beach break on one of the Indian Ocean Islands (Mauritius or Seychelles)

Emma Harrop

Africa Safari Expert

As a photographer I often get stuck behind the lens. Take time out to just experience Africa, its sounds, smells, sights and its magic. You will be back before you know it.

Read what our Travellers have to say

I had the immense pleasure of working with Emma Harrop on planning my 'dream' trip to Africa this year. With a focus on a 'colonial Africa', we decided to route my adventure with a stint in Nairobi, Masai Mara and end off in Victoria Falls. Emma never failed to show extreme patience and understanding as we planned the trip. She walked me through each step (sometimes more than once!) and gave me ideas on how I can get the most out of my holiday. Emma also worked above and beyond to make sure I got the best rates and always made sure to get back to me when I had a question (sometimes even on her days off). If someone was to ask me what was most memorable to me, I would have to say going on Safari in Masai Mara. Spending on an average 8-10 hours a day watching the wildlife has been an incredible experience. From this, I would confess, my absolute favourite memories are watching a journey of giraffes gallop from one forest to another at night and chasing down in a land cruiser at sunrise to catch a leopard sighting - all in one day! Thank you again and again Emma for helping me make this dream come true. Although it was not the first time for me to be travelling alone, I was even more at ease this time because of the meticulous planning that went into this trip - thank you Emma! I have recommended Go2Africa to anyone who has asked me about my vacation - I eagerly wait for the next opportunity so that I can get in touch with Go2Africa again to plan my next adventure!

Nida Shahid - February 2013 View more reviews