I’ve lived in Cape Town, Thailand and California but I always find myself returning to Africa. I just cannot seem to get enough of it.
When I a child I was lucky enough to go on many family holidays so my passion for travel developed at a young age and only grew stronger as I grew older. I have always been known to my family and friends as a wanderer, always looking to explore new and exciting places as often as I possibly can. Besides travel my other passions are hiking, surfing, exploring, diving and the beach. One of my favourite ways to spend a day is on the beach soaking up the African sun with a good book.
Where have I travelled?
In South Africa I have spent many holidays in Knysna and the rest of the Garden Route, road tripping to Plettenberg Bay, Addo National Elephant Park, St Francis Bay, Jeffreys Bay and the Eastern Cape. I have spent time on family holidays in Durban, the Wild Coast as well as Sun City and Johannesburg.
I have been fortunate enough to visit some incredible safari destinations such as the Kruger National Park, Madikwe Private Game Reserve, Chobe and the Okavango Delta in Botswana as well as the Masai Mara and the Amboseli in Kenya and the Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti in Tanzania. I have also had the opportunity to visit Diani on the Kenya Coast, Zanzibar, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Victoria Falls and Madagascar.
I had the opportunity to work in the USA for six months and made the most of it by doing a road trip from San Francisco, eventually ending up in Houston, Texas, about two months later. I spent a year working in Thailand so I was able to explore it thoroughly and visit many neighbouring countries like Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Burma, Indonesia and India.
My favourite travel moment
It is so hard to pin down a specific travel moment as there have been so many. Some highlights that stand out are white-water rafting on the Zambezi River, riding quadbikes (ATVs) across the expansive Makgadigadi Salt Pans in the Kalahari Desert, interacting with the resident ellies in Botswana, experiencing the expansive Serengeti in Tanzania and diving in the crystal-clear azure waters of Mozambique.
What I love about Africa
Besides Africa’s exquisite beauty I absolutely love the rich and diverse culture that Africa has to offer. Each African country offers something unique. Africa provides the perfect location for a diverse vacation, where you can do everything from spending time in the bush scouting for wildlife to relaxing in the sun on a white sandy beach.
My best African travel advice
Be prepared for something completely different: you will be presented with a wide variety of cultures, sights and sounds like nothing you have ever experienced before, so take a moment stop and take it all in. Trust your Africa Safari Expert to recommend the best options for your trip and to guide you every step of the way.
Where I'd love to go next
Next up on my bucket list is to experience gorilla trekking in Uganda, explore Zambia and Zimbabwe, and go diving in the Seychelles.