Shelley Phillips

Shelley Phillips

Africa Travel Specialist

I was born and raised in Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa - a diverse area filled with natural beauty, and boasting the Drakensberg Mountains, historic battlefields, game reserves hosting the big five, and a beautiful coastline.

If I had to choose, I would have to say that Botswana is my ultimate safari holiday destination. It's home to exclusive game regions offering travellers a really intimate safari experience in truly stunning surroundings. Mozambique would then be my pick for a fantastic beach destination. Its beaches are slightly more untouched and holidays are relaxed and rustic!

I started my career in South Africa before moving to the UK, where I have been promoting holidays to Africa for the last 20 years! Although the UK is now my home, Africa will always hold a special place in my heart.

I have been fortunate enough to travel all across the continent and can’t wait to help you plan your trip to Africa!

 

 

 

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Candice Buchan

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Craig Kaufman

Craig Kaufman

Africa Travel Specialist
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Derek Schuurman

Derek Schuurman

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Helen Kennedy

Helen Kennedy

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Jack Brooker

Jack Brooker

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Kristen Lanskail-Morris

Kristen Lanskail-Morris

Latin America Travel Specialist
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Sarah Frankish

Sarah Frankish

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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

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Janine Bullen

Janine Bullen

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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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