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Being a real farmgirl from the Eastern Cape in South Africa, I never imagined that one day I would travel to far and distant lands – now ‘safari’ has become part of my daily vocabulary. I’ve been in travel and tourism, in some sense, for 20 years now. The adventure began at 19 when I set off to Kenya for a short holiday. Two years later, my family called to find out whether I had any plans of returning to South Africa – the safari bug hit hard!
My previous experience in vacation villas, events planning and working at a lodge in the remotest part of Kenya has given me transferable skills that I can apply when planning vacations for travellers. Having local contacts throughout Africa is a huge benefit too. Whether it be family, friends, or an owner of camp, I have no qualms about calling in favours when needed! I’ve been with Go2Africa since 2007 and am one of the longest standing consultants here. I can’t imagine doing anything else – my ‘job’ is a dream.
Sundowner of Choice
I'm known to select my beer based on location - Serengeti beer in the Serengeti, Kilimanjaro beer in Amboseli National Park, Tusker in the Masai Mara - to keep in theme with the safari and to get a taste of the local flavour.
Never Goes on Safari Without
My kikoi - with so many uses (it can be a tablecloth, scarf, baby sling, towel, or dress), it's the first thing I pack!
In East Africa they say Pole Pole (slowly, slowly). So go slow and relax, everything will work out.
Loves to Hear
When I'm told that Africa was a life-changing experience. It means a great deal to me when a client visits with an open mind and savours each and every moment.