I grew up in England – and as a child our holidays were often around Europe, I guess offering me a taste in ‘exploring’. Arriving in SA at 21 years old, a whole new continent opened up for me… and without understanding or even realising why, I fell in love with the African bush. After ten years in the advertising industry, I went on sabbatical to Botswana and Zimbabwe, meeting John – husband and business partner. Together we started Wild Frontiers – with a combined mission, and passion, of finding new and intriguing places to visit, preferably off the beaten track. In 1991 we ventured north, in our trusty old cruiser ‘Betsy’, and discovered areas that we have since started our own operations in – all well and truly north of the Limpopo.
Why I Love To Travel
I simply like seeing NEW places. In the African bush, no two trips are EVER the same, it’s a continual learning process.
In Africa …… Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Zaire (DRC) & Kenya – plus Libya & Egypt. There’s lots more to see though!
Rest of the world… lots of countries in Europe, Canada, USA, Australia, China, Dubai.
Most Memorable Holiday
Too many good memories to pick just one… but certainly being in the Serengeti with my family and close friends is ‘up there’. The Solar Eclipse in Libya… wow!
Walking in the Ngorongoro highlands and climbing an active volcanoe, horse-back safaris around Kili and in Zim… and reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro… as said, too many great trips.
My Travel Wishlist
Arctic – dog-sledding….
Antarctic – to see the ice-bergs and pristine wilderness
South America – the whole continent! It looks amazing..
The Luxury Travel Item
A decent lens (or two) for my camera…..
Your Best Piece of Travel Advice?
Go with someone to share the experience with – both during and after.