*Featured in Condé Nast Traveler as a Top Travel Specialist*
Born and raised in the tourist-friendly city of Cape Town, South Africa, I had exposure to travel-oriented lifestyles from a young age – dovetailing my own inclinations toward deeper exploration. An avid outdoors person with a passion for everything flora and fauna - in fact, I'm currently studying toward my Field Guide Association of Southern Africa guiding certification, which will make me a qualified professional nature guide!
The safari industry had a natural magnetism for me, and with Go2Africa being the embodiment of the very highest level of professionalism within that sphere, joining the team as an Africa Safari Expert was one of the easiest decisions I have made.
Never Goes on Safari Without
My lightweight, weather-proof down jacket – perfect for any weather conditions – and various wildlife guidebooks for some extra safari prep.
Most Memorable Sighting
The day I came eye-to-eye with an ancient matriarch elephant on the Rukomechi Concession in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. There was a depth to her amber gaze that spoke to her years as counsellor, protector, wayfarer and provider for her herd. It was a truly touching moment of connection that I will always hold dear.
Located within Zimbabwe’s Matusadona National Park, Changa Safari Camp has these incredible little sprinkler systems set up in each suite. When turned on, it offers an oasis for the prolific birdlife in the area. I spent all day sitting on the deck, watching them frolic and listening to their happy songs!
Favourite Client Story
Perhaps the most memorable was a surprise helicopter trip for a 90-year-old solo traveller during his stay in Cape Town, South Africa. I joined him on the ride and was amazed to learn that he was, in fact, a pilot for one chapter in his life. He thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience, from having the unexpected company of his “co-pilot” to seeing the Cape Peninsula from the air!
Loves to Hear
To hear that a client’s perspective has been shifted by an encounter or moment on a journey. It’s deeply rewarding when clients go into it with an open mind and fully experience all that Africa has to offer!