James' first venture into Africa took place in 1992 when he took up the job of teaching sport in a South African school. From here he travelled around Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. After completing a university degree, James then spent seven years working as a long-haul consultant within the travel industry. During this time he made numerous visits to Africa including canoe trips on the Zambezi and visiting the mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
James' desire to specialise more in travel to Africa brought him to his current role at Audley and he has since been on research trips to Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Madagascar, Kenya and Tanzania. In his free time James participates in a number of sports as well as trying out the odd adrenaline activity such as bobsleigh or sky diving.
I'll never forget when…
There is simply no better way to see Victoria Falls than to fly over them in a microlight. Taking only one passenger you are completely exposed, the wind rushing through your hair as you gape down at the extraordinary scene below.
By flying you get a far better idea of the scale of the falls and the sheer volume of water piling over them. Following the flight there was only one way to keep the excitement and adrenalin pumping... go rafting!