I was born in London but spent the first 13 years of my life growing up in Botswana. I was very fortunate to be able to travel to many parts of Southern Africa and other areas of the world from a young age, which fuelled my desire to explore.
After graduating from university with a degree in Hospitality Management and Tourism, I had various careers outside the travel industry. However, having planned numerous trips for my family and friends, I knew my passion was for planning trips. Seeing the joy in people's faces when they discover new places is what guided me to work at Audley.
I consider Southern Africa to be my home and having been able to travel South Africa extensively, my love for nature and adventure has increased. For me, there is nothing better than watching the sun set over the hills with a drink in hand.
I'll never forget when…
While staying in Kruger National Park, I was relaxing on my private veranda writing my diary when I heard something in the bush. It was pitch dark so I couldn't make out was it was but, before I knew it, a fully grown elephant walked up to the edge of the pool and just stopped and stared directly at me. Although I was nervous, I soon realised it was unlikely to harm me and finally relaxed as I watched it stand quite close to me eating the grass off the thatch roof.