Ruth bike


Africa, Indian Ocean, and Caribbean Specialist


My love of travel, and Africa specifically, started with an amazing three-week overland trip to Botswana with my family when I was just fourteen. We hired an ancient Unimog and off we went from Maun up to Vic Falls. This is without doubt when I was bitten by the ‘Africa Bug.’ After a brief few years at university in Leeds, I saved every penny I could and finally made it back to Africa! I spent two months in a dusty overland truck, pitching my little tent every night, and travelled all the way from Nairobi to Cape Town. I then headed back up to Botswana to stay for a few weeks with my Aunty - or so I thought - six weeks suddenly turned into five years!

Whilst in Botswana, Africa became cemented in my heart, and when I returned to the UK I continued my career in travel. I have spent the last fifteen years tailor-making dream trips for specialist operators (including an amazing six-week sabbatical to New Zealand).

In addition to the twelve African countries I have visited, I am fortunate enough to have spent the last ten years exploring nearly every corner of the Indian Ocean, many of the Caribbean Islands, as well as the amazing Oman.


I am happiest when I'm helping to arrange African holidays - anything from self-drive trips to Namibia, mobile camping safaris in Botswana; right up to a luxury fly-in safari in the remote Tanzanian Wilderness! I pride myself on working out exactly what it is that you want and finding the perfect trip.

It isn’t just Africa; the Indian Ocean is also high on my expertise list as I have visited well over 100 hotels throughout, so I have lots of tips and tricks to find the perfect hotel/destination (hopefully saving you hours, days, or weeks of looking online). I am also truly passionate about the underrated beauty of Oman where I have visited the beach, hiked in the Jabal Akhdar mountains, and gone dune bashing in the desert!

I also have two young children, so am very much a family specialist and can share with you my top tips on travelling with kids and ways you can give them the most incredible experiences and make treasured, lifelong memories.


  • March 2023 – Island hopping in the Maldives.
  • August 2023 – 10 fabulous nights in Mauritius with my husband and two young children.
  • March 2022 – Driving tour in Oman.
  • November 2019 – Safari in Madikwe National Park, Sabi Sands, and Marakelle National Park.


  • Sunrise training run in the Lower Zambezi with my own personal guide vehicle… I will never forget running with the giraffes!
  • Snorkelling with Manta Rays, sharks and turtles in The Maldives
  • White water rafting on the Rive Nile, Uganda


  • Shinde Camp – Okavango Delta, Botswana. Incredible location and a huge variety of activities to truly see the Delta from every angle.
  • Sindabezi Island - Livingstone, Zambia. A true hidden gem…waking up to the sound of the Zambezi is like nothing else I have experienced.
  • Six Senses Laamu – The Maldives. Pure perfection!
Elephant At Shinde Boat Jetty
Elephant at Shinde boat jetty
Sindabezi Island Lodge Campfire
Campfire at Sindabezi Island Lodge


  • Slow down, get out on foot.
  • Have breakfast in bed
  • Talk to the locals.


I want to take my family to Namibia and show them all the amazing things there. A return to Kenya is also a must for me - there's still so much to explore!


  • All things travel – there are so many places on the list…it’s just a matter of finding the time!
  • Keeping fit – it’s tough keeping up with the small people.
  • Getting outside….no matter what the weather.

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