African safari specialists Encompass Africa
Thanks for coming to the page where you can meet the team of African safari specialists we have here at Encompass Africa.
We are known to be a really friendly bunch of professionals, passionate about Africa and excited to design each and every African safari holiday as if it were our own.
Whether we liaise with you in person (Brisbane and Sydney), over the telephone, email or skype you will get outstanding personal service and a great safari holiday.
African safari specialists Encompass Africa
have five things in common:
- Service orientated with extremely high standards and expectations
- Passion for Africa
- Experience promoting Africa and designing bespoke holidays to Africa
- A commitment to conservation
- Here because they love what we do each and every day – we do it the E.A Way and would love to help you get to Africa.
Founder | Adventurer
Africa is my birthplace and somewhere I will always return time and time again. The idea behind Encompass Africa has always been to bring to life childhood dreams of incredible journeys amongst Africa’s famous wilderness and wildlife. It’s about giving guests the opportunity to encounter inspiring, immersive experiences with Africa’s animals, tribes and people on a continent that for me, is the most exciting, rewarding and life changing destination on earth.
Growing up in Africa, living, working, guiding and continuously travelling means each journey the team and I create is based on our ongoing learning, passion for authenticity and preference for immersive style travel where you get to really see, feel, touch and smell the world around you as much or as little as you like. That’s the beauty of tailormade travel, it’s designed to fit you precisely.
Our guests value our professional expertise, personal insight gained through first hand experience and of course our commitment to service and care. A tradition of fine Africa safari holiday tailoring, we are known for handcrafting bespoke itineraries that flatter your interests and exceed your expectations.
To spend time as a couple, group of friends or a family on a safari created just for you is the luxury of the experience. Some of my fondest memories are with my family and friends in Africa. Being able to share these incredible experiences with you on your own journey and have the trust in us to deliver your holiday of a lifetime is what Encompass Africa is all about.
I like to think I have put together the ultimate team – African safari specialists Encompass Africa.
GM | Specialist
I come from creative stock, an outside the box thinker, a passionate and motivated person with a Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Marketing and International Business under my belt. My career and education both stand me in good stead for grasping and delivering the principles of ‘exceptional service’. Since 2003 Africa has been my world. Now considered one of the ‘well versed’ professionals in the industry, I create holidays to Africa of all shapes and forms. I’ve travelled extensively – that comes with the territory and my explorations have been in the form of solo travel, honeymoon safaris and more recently family safaris with two small children in toe.
I get a kick out of learning everything about my guests and what they are thinking when it comes to their dream African safari holiday. Then the challenge and my competitive streak kick into gear as I work hard to create the ultimate safari holiday itinerary that really blows expectations out of the water.
If I do my job well, you come home raving about your holiday, referring family and friends to us and venturing back yourself.
South Africa was my birthplace and I lived just outside Johannesburg for the first four years of my life. We then moved to Melbourne, Australia and annually returned to South Africa for holidays with my Grandparents who owned a game reserve in the Greater Kruger region. Nothing beats growing up with a fine appreciation for the bush and its wildlife. My cousins would take me on bush walks and I soaked up every bit of information shared. My uncle was a proud guide, so our game drives were fascinating and fun. When an opportunity arose to work in the Africa travel industry I of course said yes. Six years later as an Africa travel specialist in Melbourne, I decided to move to the sunshine state. Work took me in a different direction for a few years and I longed to return to a job where I could give people the opportunity to live their dream of a safari holiday. So here I am at Encompass Africa.
Some of my fondest adventures were the active safaris in remote off the beaten track locations so I could get away from the crowds. Walking in South Luangwa, falling asleep with a herd of buffalo congregating under my room on stilts on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater are two I recall with great fondness. More recently I was blessed with a trip to Uganda and the opportunity to get close to mountain gorillas.
I look forward to sharing my experience, passion and enthusiasm for Africa and designing an itinerary that will bring your safari dream to life.
Africa Specialist (Sydney based)
I was born and raised in England, and during my studies for an Anthropology degree at Edinburgh University, I travelled to South Africa and got bitten by the ‘Africa bug’ as the industry calls it.
Since then I’ve spent a lot of time travelling in Africa and quickly realised it is where my heart belonged. The rest is history really. I worked for the best luxury outfit in the UK and now I’m here working for the best in Australia – it’s quite exciting.
Certainly well versed in luxury tailor-made travel, I’m excited to share my expertise and knowledge with you not to mention my passion for Africa.
Guest Services – Australia
While not born in South Africa, I found my appreciation for the natural beauty of the land by growing up on a farm in Queensland’s Darling Downs region. With a long held love for history and culture, the travel and adventure bug was quickly ignited in me while on a school trip to the United Kingdom. This fascination for other countries, and the unique history and sights they have to offer, prompted me to attend the University of Queensland to study political science, graduating with a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and History. My degree certainly furthered my interest in travel, and helped me make my way to the amazing team at here Encompass Africa in early 2016.
I work with Danica on the Guest Services side of things and support the team of African safari specialists Encompass Africa. I’m committed to making sure the lead up to your departure is effortless just like the actual adventure that the team has created for you. I’ve travelled a little in South Africa, Botswana Victoria Falls and was certainly bitten by the African safari bug.
Always here to answer questions, the team and me are just a phone call away.