I remember the first time I spotted an African wild dog. I was 4 years old, sat on my father’s lap, and can still picture its rounded ears in the shade of an acacia tree. I was hooked…
My love for safari travel began to develop from a young age. I grew up in Swaziland (now e-Swatini) and South Africa. My fondest childhood memories are of the Kruger National Park, with my family in a 4×4, searching for Africa’s iconic species. These early experiences of the animal kingdom and Africa’s cultural diversity were highly formative for me, and quickly began to inspire a burning curiosity for the natural world.
As an adult, that curiosity is yet to be satiated. I have travelled extensively across eastern and southern Africa, capturing wildlife through my camera lens, hosting at lodges, guiding guests, exploring new and exciting safari regions, and creating ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ family adventures to Africa.
Whilst on safari, you will usually find me out on a game drive with my camera, absorbing the knowledge of expert guides about local wildlife or pressing them for details of their most memorable encounters.
Without a doubt, my favourite recent memory is taking my sister, Fay, on a safari adventure to remote northern Kenya. Having shared the wonders of safaris together as children, being able to maintain that strong sibling bond by continuing our tradition of adventure as adults fills me with gratitude.
Ultimately, that connection is what makes Coral Tree Travel’s ethos so magical; and enabling such meaningful experiences for other families is what makes my job so wonderfully rewarding.