Your Specialist in Dubai - Anne loves to pass her enthusiasm for Africa onto others. Once you have lived in, or even just made a trip to Africa, its magic stays with you forever.
Life in General - She was born and brought up in North Kenya on a cattle ranch, leaving for school and university in the UK and returning to Kenya in 1996. Anne moved to Dubai five years ago with her husband and three children, but heads back to Kenya as often as she possibly can.
Life in Travel - With a degree in Travel and Tourism Management, Anne has worked in the business since 1996, firstly in sales and marketing for two safari companies in Kenya, before setting up and running her own small Tour Operating business from 2000 to 2005. She is very excited to be joining The SAFARI Company team in helping people organise trips of a lifetime to Africa.
The food addict - If Christiane had a motto she would borrow Rudyard Kipling’s words “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it” and she would add to it “and to taste its food”.
Life in general - Christianewas born and brought up in Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Neuchatel. As a young girl she was enthralled by the letters she received from her godmother who lived in Africa. She was quickly nicknamed “the African girl” as she developed a strong interest in African cultures and would wear as many necklaces and bracelets as some African tribes do.
Life in travel - Christiane worked for a humanitarian organization and was sent to Rwanda in 1994. Even though it was an extremely hard time, as soon as she set foot on the African continent she felt an immediate connection. She has since lived and worked in almost every East African country as well as some West African ones eventually settling in Kenya in 2000.
Life in General Simon lives in the leafy Karen suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, with his wife , his son and daughter , both of whom are studying overseas in UK.
Life in Guiding - With over 25 years field experience across all of East Africa, Simon has guided private, bespoke safaris for many discerning clients to the wildest places either side of the equator. Having gained a Zoology/Ecology Honours degree eons ago, from London University, he is now keen to share his passion for Africa's fauna and flora, with guests who wish to experience all the wilderness has to offer. Being a qualified member of the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association, an avid birder & mammal behaviour specialist has enabled Simon to accompany a range of guests from private individuals and small family groups , to specialists in their field. He is an active conservationist having been directly involved in protecting and saving habitats and species in the Mara, in Northern Kenya and at the Sokoke Forest on the Kenya coast
About Debbie - Debbie is a born African! A true African can never stay away for too long…there will always be a constant hunger to get back and feel the African soil between your toes, to smell the dust as the rain beats down on the rich soil! It is her passion to share this beautiful continent with others.
Life in General - Debbie was born and raised in South Africa. Being married to an Engineer has had her living in almost every region of this beautiful country, from the Cape to Northern Natal. She also spent six years living in Magadi, the lowest point of the Rift Valley in Kenya. Debbie is currently living in Broederstroom at Hartbeespoort Dam, South Africa.
Life in Travel - Debbie got involved with travel by default. Being as passionate as she is about Africa, Debbie has constantly found herself ferrying tourists around. Through this, she found her true passion. Debbie is thrilled to be joining The SAFARI Company team and being able to offer her clients so much more than before!
Mother and organiser of a safari mad family
Life In General - Linda was born and brought up in Western Kenya and has lived here all her life, she is a second generation Kenyan. She completed her studies in South Africa and then went to Art College in England.
Life In Travel - Linda has a family who have always been mad on safaris – so she spent much of her early life in a tent … somewhere! She has a son who is an avid butterfly collector so has travelled throughout Kenya, to many ‘out of the way’ places. Linda is looking forward to introducing others to this wonderful country!
Mother of 4 who loves a challenge – With only two living at home still, one currently in Canada and one in China.
Life in General – Lise loves a challenge. With her husband they have had a country house hotel with 2 restaurants in the UK, they have renovated a large property in the South of France and still run it as an exclusive hotel / B&B. Lise is British, but born and raised in Borneo she has lived in Malaysia - UK - Switzerland - Caribbean - Bangkok and currently the south of France.
Life in Travel – Lise loves to travel, to see new places, to try new food, to meet all kinds of people and experience lots of different things. She would love you to experience the Africa she loves.
The Fun Loving Traveller – What she loves most in the world is to spend time laughing and chatting with friends, if this can be mixed with discovering a secret beach, doing a hike through a forest, if she can spot game as well, it will be the best of the times!
Life in General – She was born in Barcelona, Spain, where she studied Anthropology, Sociology and International Development as her Master’s degree. She lived in California and Mexico, where she discovered her passion in working with the indigenous communities for preserving their cultures through sustainable development. She lived for many years in West Africa and now in Kenya, at the slopes of the Menengai Crater, overlooking Lake Nakuru National Park.
Life in Travel Since a very young age she had the opportunity to travel to many countries, falling in love with the tropical forests of Southern Mexico. She has travelled to many countries in Africa, learning the local languages, developing eco-tourism projects and making good friends wherever she has been.
The Safari Expert 'Nothing ever becomes real until it is experienced' is Katrina's belief. Travel is an important part of Katrina's life and she wants other people to have the privilege of sharing her experiences.
Life in General – She was born and brought up in Kenya but educated in the UK. After marrying in 2007 she moved to Laos for 5 great years, but returned home in 2012 to Kenya. Katrina now lives in the Karen suburb of Nairobi.
Life in Travel – Katrina worked in travel and tourism for 6 years in Kenya specializing in arranging Incentive travel and Festivals in the Masai Mara. She loved her work and was so very sad to leave when she went to Laos, however since she has returned home she has re-joined forces with The SAFARI Company to promote travel around Africa.
Your Scandinavian Specialist - let the Scandahooligans loose!
Life in General - Helena is originally Swedish but she has lived in Africa for over 30 years, 26 of those in Kenya, which she loves! She loves dealing with the social marketing of Kenya in Sweden when she visits that land of the Midnight Sun, her birthplace. Every year when she returns to her roots, people always ask her about life in Kenya. She is now determined to convince them to come out and see for themselves!
Before getting married to Brian, a veterinarian, she actually studied marketing at Uppsala University, and then went on to specialise in human nutrition. The couple now enjoys an active semi-retirement lifestyle on the heights above Gilgil (in the Great Rift Valley). This now includes persuading fellow frozen countrymen to come down and explore Kenya!
About Michaela - Michaela is third generation born in Kenya, but now lives in LA with her family.
Life in General - Michaela lived in Kiambu, on the edge of Nairobi where her great grandparents were coffee farmers, and her grandparents and parents were in business. Her family left Kenya in 1983, and then lived in Australia, Paris, Muscat, Dubai, London and now Los Angeles. Michaela is married to a well-travelled movie exec Brit with 2 boys - so she is a part time worker with a couple of longer leaves of absence during the year (= school holidays). Michaela and her family visit Kenya regularly for the perfect relaxing beach and breathtaking safari holiday, although she'd always love it to be more often.
Life in Travel - Michaela studied economics at university in Australia but has worked in marketing ever since, with a focus on digital; website management and all it entails. Michaela now enjoys working in travel, as being so far away from Kenya, it gives her an excuse to talk about her birthplace.