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.
MY RECENT TRIPS
March 2023 – Island hopping in the Maldives.
August 2023 – 10 fabulous nights in Mauritius with my husband and two young children.