Candice Buchan

Candice Buchan

Head of Rainbow

I was born 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 feeling of endless possibilities. South Africa has so many different cultures and has 11 official languages, having grown up here, it is no wonder that I enjoy discovering different cultures and languages.  

My interest in travel began in high school when I decided to go to France as an exchange student. Having travelled around most of France and learning French as my 3rd language, my travel and tourism enthusiasm really started here. I started working for the French Tour Operator . This involved working with European markets ground handling for incentive and group tours. This allowed me to travel around South Africa extensively. 

I am at my happiest when in the bush; nothing beats an African Sunrise while drinking a hot cup of coffee with just the sounds of nature around you. I love spotting animals on safari, a particular highlight for me includes sleeping under nothing but a Mosquito net in the wilderness of Zambia, unforgettable!  

Conservation is an incredibly big part of what I believe in and I am always looking for ways to help protect our planet! 

 

The Rainbow Team

Candice Buchan

Candice Buchan

Head of Rainbow
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Craig Kaufman

Craig Kaufman

Africa Travel Specialist
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Derek Schuurman

Derek Schuurman

Product Manager Madagascar and Alternative Africa
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Helen Kennedy

Helen Kennedy

Africa Travel Specialist
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Jack Brooker

Jack Brooker

Latin America Product Manager
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Kristen Lanskail-Morris

Kristen Lanskail-Morris

Latin America Travel Specialist
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Sarah Frankish

Sarah Frankish

Latin America Travel Specialist
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Shelley Phillips

Shelley Phillips

Africa Travel Specialist
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Nikki Lynas

Nikki Lynas

Africa Travel Specialist
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Kerry Cook

Kerry Cook

Latin America Travel Specialist
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Janine Bullen

Janine Bullen

Africa Travel Specialist
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Guided by our shared values, our Executive Leaders drive our business to being the best it can be.

Get to know our Executive team here and find out more about their experience, background and personal passions.

Why Choose Us?

Passionate travel experts

  • We've been leading wildlife travel since our first South Africa tours over 25 years ago
  • Our Travel Specialists have lived in their specialist area for years
  • We work with local guides to immerse you deeper in our diverse range of experiences

Personal & tailor-made

  • You'll speak to your own expert who'll share their first-hand knowledge
  • We'll make your itinerary seamless with 24/7 emergency contact available
  • Your Travel Specialist will listen to ensure you have the best chance of seeing the wildlife you love

Responsible by nature

  • We take care to actively contribute to the conservation of environments we visit
  • For select countries, we make a charitable donation on your behalf when you make your booking
  • We've partnered with conservation experts and NGOs to curate responsible tours
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