There isn't much of Africa that I haven't covered over the last 18 years, with my adventures starting with some time spent living on South Africa's beautiful Eastern Cape at the end of 2002. After completing my Geography degree at Newcastle University I started working for a specialist tour operator in 2006 focusing on trips to South Africa and Zambia. I have been involved in the industry ever since!
Never happier then when I am exploring the bush, I would put Tanzania's Ruaha National Park, the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia and Namibia's extraordinary Skeleton Coast as my top three destinations, although the order is always changing and I am open to new destinations working there way in. Whether you are looking to enjoy a traditional luxury safari trip or do something a little out of the ordinary I would be delighted to go through your plans and create a truly special trip for you.
My Expertise - Most of Central and Southern Africa. I like organising anything from an adventurous challenge for those wishing to seek new goals, to a more sedate safari and chill holiday.
REVIEWS OF HOLIDAYS I'VE CREATED
Highly recommend if you are looking for a bespoke designed holiday experience. From start to finish Far and Wild provided a very personal service, tailoring each aspect of our Africa trip to our 'very fussy' requirements.
- Howard, Kenya safari
Far and Wild demonstrated good knowledge of Namibia and flexibility within schedule that was perfect for us. Couldn't have asked for anything more
- David & Jayne, Namibia Safari
We had excellent service, nothing was too much trouble. More importantly we had the benefit of their expertise. They recommended accommodation, which we were thrilled with. We look forward to booking our our next African adventure! No need to use another travel agency when can use Far and Wild!
- Jeanne, Tanzania adventure
MY TOP TRAVEL MOMENTS
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda – a truly incredible experience that is hard to top.
Sunrise on Table Mountain – Cape Town is my favourite city so seeing it from above when the sun creeps over the horizon is always a special experience.
Starry night skies at Sossusvlei, Namibia– this wonderful part of the country is known for its towering red sand dunes but the lack of light pollution makes it the ideal spot for stargazing.
Three Trees at Spioenkop, Battlefields, South Africa – modest and understated in terms of luxury, but a breathtaking location overlooking the Spioenkop Nature Reserve, brilliantly hosted by the owners and boasts access to some superb battlefield guides, an all-time favourite of mine.
Roho ya Selous, Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania – Stunning tented rooms, a wonderfully peaceful location and with outstanding staff, this has jumped to the top of my list of favourite safari lodges. There are so many activities to enjoy here, with fishing and boating on nearby Lake Manze a must-do.
Mowani Mountain Camp, Southern Damaraland, Namibia – nestled in between rounded rocks with views across the plains of Damaraland this is a simply stunning property, with their clifftop bar surely the best spot for sundowners in all of Africa.
MY TOP TRAVEL TIPS
Put down the camera – whilst photos of wildlife are always fantastic to have, they simply cannot replicate quiet time spent observing the wonderfully varied wildlife that draws people to Africa from all over the world.
Look away from traditional areas – even for first-timers, some of Africa’s more remote parks will offer an incredible safari experience. Think Southern Tanzania, Western Zambia or all of Zimbabwe as an alternative to more traditionally popular areas.
Self-drive is the way to go – Whilst South Africa and Namibia have been the big self-drive areas for years, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe are superb destinations to self-drive in, following classic routes but with the added sense of adventure that you are under your own steam.