That precious moment of discovery, driving through the African wilderness in an open 4×4 safari vehicle and unexpectedly finding a herd of elephant drinking at a waterhole. Or tracking an elusive leopard hunting in the darkness… there’s nothing to match that initial moment of wonderment. With a passion for wildlife and travel, I have been privileged to have experienced many unforgettable moments of discovery. During my 21 year journey with &Beyond I have worked and travelled to many African countries as a specialist safari guide and later as a Travel Planner gaining a good understanding of what is involved in creating smooth and unforgettable journeys for our guests.
Countries and continents visited
I have travelled and explored South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya, Namibia and Botswana. Also I have had the privilege of working and travelling in various countries in Asia, Europe, South and North America.
A few things I love travelling with
There is nothing more special than experiencing a beautiful place or life changing moment with those nearest to you, which is why I love travelling with my wife and two daughters. My trusty binoculars and a good birding guide book are a must-have for all of my travels – I never leave home without these. Good walking shoes to get up close to nature are very important, as well as my easy-to-use camera, a Canon Powershot XS 70HS and lastly my hat and sunglasses.
Northern Serengeti, Tanzania and more specifically, &Beyond Klein’s Camp, is a real favourite of mine. There are few places in Africa where I have experienced such a true sense of remote and pristine wilderness. Being able to explore this area on foot and by safari vehicle makes it incredibly unique and significant. The Okavango Delta in Botswana is another favourite area of mine. It’s remote, lesser travelled and breathtakingly scenic. As this area can only be accessed by aircraft, the magic starts as you take off and fly over the labyrinth of lily-filled water channels, islands, reed beds, open grasslands, palm veld and baobab trees, making for a visual feast.