A bit about me
A South African living in London, I grew up visiting the safari parks of South Africa, exploring the coastlines and hiking the mountains. I always loved being far from the city lights, with the Milky Way arching across the night sky and the smell of a dying campfire nearby.
Starting in the South African inbound travel industry at the age of 19, my love of exploring my own country only grew. South Africa has so many wonderful places to see and experience. It has been called “a world in one country” for many reasons. My favourite is the diverse landscape, which encompasses lush forests, craggy coastlines, deserts, sub-tropical wetlands and so much more. I also love Cape Town and the surrounding little towns, particularly the fantastic local restaurants and wineries.
Since leaving South Africa, I began travelling to East Africa and discovered a new passion – gorilla tracking. It was love at first sight! Since then, I’ve tracked gorillas across Rwanda, Uganda, the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. I would always recommend adding a gorilla trek to your East African safari; it’s a truly special experience.
My most memorable experience
Having visited Uganda once, I made up my mind that I desperately needed to explore this country further. At the end of 2019, I journeyed from Entebbe up the eastern side of Uganda. Stopping along the way to hike up the Sipi Falls, I went all the way to the northern border of Uganda and the Kidepo Valley. So remote and beautiful!
To be honest, if I’m out in the wild with stars above, a campfire crackling, and a nice glass of red South African wine in my hand, I’m in my happy place.