Louise has always had a love of exploration and for discovering new cultures, embarking on her first trip to Australasia at the age of 18 to begin a life of adventures.
Continuing her love for travel she visited many parts of Southern Asia throughout university. After graduating and working in photography for five years, she left the UK again to go to Singapore and Malaysia, where she volunteered in a children's home to teach English as a foreign language. She then moved to New Zealand and Australia to work, spending a lot of time moving around these countries by driving in her camper van.
After returning to the UK she started with Audley as a South Africa specialist, travelling extensively throughout this country. Her highlights included driving along Route 62, searching for the Big Five, whale watching and star gazing. Louise has a huge passion for photography, in particular shooting weddings, but it was the opportunity to capture incredible wildlife moments in South Africa which has left the most indelible memories.
I'll never forget when…
My most memorable experience was waking up at 5 am on the Elephant Coast to go to the beach to watch the sunrise. It was still pitch black, with the moon high in the sky and the stars shining bright. As I lay on the beach I watched the moon and stars slowly disappear and the sky change to many different hues as the sun rose. I then climbed up the nearby sand dunes to spot humpback whales surfacing, blowing and then gently submerging again. It was a truly memorable morning.