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Africa Team

Candice Buchan
Candice Buchan
I was born and bred in Johannesburg and have spent much of my time travelling and working in Africa. Johannesburg is a bright, vibrant, busy city which gives you a different outlook on life and the...
Chania Hemsley-Smith
Chania Hemsley-Smith
Despite being named after Kenya’s River Chania, Chania Hemsley-Smith was born and raised in Britain. She says she got the travel bug when she heard her mum reminiscing about her own Kenyan...
Derek Schuurman
Derek Schuurman
Derek joined Rainbow Tours in June 2000. He was born in South Africa. A keen naturalist, he has had a strong interest in wildlife (birds in particular) for as long as he can remember. He has a degree...
Fiona Herring
Fiona Herring
I was lucky enough to be raised in Dorset in the South of England spent my summers exploring the UK with my parents, living in a tent and sleeping under the stars installing a sense of adventure in...
Grant Anderson-Saville
Grant Anderson-Saville
Born and bred in central and southern Africa, Grant has travelled extensively throughout this vast and intriguing continent. He spent his early years in a tiny mining town on the Copperbelt...

Latin America Team

Amanda Sweeney
Amanda Sweeney
My addiction to Latin America began in 2000. Embarking on my first round the world trip, I was lured by photos of mystical Machu Picchu, perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca world. Inspired and...
John Stanley
John Stanley
My first encounter with Latin America was during my gap year when after four months of travelling through North America and Canada I decided to cross the border into Mexico.  I travelled on into...
Malcolm Parkinson
Malcolm Parkinson
Malcolm’s interest in Latin America was sparked by studying its vibrant literature as part of a degree in Tourism Management and Spanish Studies, as well as through his family connections in...
Scott Mathias
Scott Mathias
My first taste of Latin America came in 2007 when I spent two months volunteering in Ecuador, where I was involved in a tree planting project in the Amazon Rainforest and then helping out at a school...
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