I first went to Africa in 2007 and volunteered in an orphanage in a rural area in western Kenya. I immediately fell in love with this fascinating country and wanted to learn all about it, so I decided to study African studies and cultural anthropology in Vienna, my home town.
I have been to Kenya every year since then, exploring the entire country and establishing my own little charity, which supports orphans. Being able to communicate in Swahili has helped me to experience Kenya in an unfiltered and authentic way, and I built some wonderful relationships with local people over the past years.
After my graduation I set off on a big trip, visiting 11 countries in nine months, before moving to London and beginning my career in the travel industry. I am now happy to be sharing my passion for Africa as a Kenya specialist at Audley.
I'll never forget when…
On my first game drive in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya my driver-guide was told that a pride of lions was seen not far away from us. We quickly made our way to find them and were absolutely stunned when we discovered 16 lions relaxing together after a big meal. As the sun set, my guide prepared an ice cold gin and tonic for me as we watched the lions slowly wake up and start to jump around and play quite undisturbed by our presence. What a magical experience.