Chloe first visited Africa back in 2006 when she headed out to South Africa to play hockey against local schools. Since then, her love for Africa has increased with every visit.
While studying geography at the University of Southampton, she spent her free time volunteering in Tanzania and Ghana, teaching in schools and refurbishing the buildings. After university she went to live in New Zealand for a year coaching hockey, before heading to London to start work in the travel industry.
In the last few years she has taken every opportunity to travel and has spent time in Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Zambia, South Africa, Australia, Borneo and Central America to name a few. These trips included a mixture of amazing safari experiences, camping in the bush, visiting some beautiful coastlines, sleeping under the stars on a houseboat, working with sun bears in the rainforest, snorkelling with sharks and climbing giant sand dunes.
Since joining Audley, Chloe has been back to Botswana, staying at camps in the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and the Central Kalahari. She also took a self-driving trip around Namibia, exploring the wonders of the desert and game-driving through Etosha National Park. Her most recent trip saw her head back to Zimbabwe to go on safari in Hwange National Park, Mana Pools and Lake Kariba.
I'll never forget when…
After the long flight from the UK to the Shinde Concession in the Okavango Delta, I was driven just five minutes towards the Shinde Camp when we came across three leopards (a mother and her one year old cubs). Leopards are solitary animals so it is very rare to see them in a group. We followed the leopards for the afternoon, watching the interaction between mum and cubs and being lead to their kill, which they had hidden up a tree. It was a truly unforgettable experience.