Ceire GibneyOperations Executive

After graduating from Queens University in Belfast with a degree in psychology, Ceire gave into her itchy feet and moved to Toronto, Canada. Working for a travel operator in Toronto awoke a passion inside Ceire to discover new things and she explored the rest of Canada from her Toronto base.

Before moving back to Belfast, Ceire travelled across Central America, visiting Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize, Mexico and even Cuba.

Ceire was delighted to join the Mahlatini team in 2019 as she has returned to the industry she loves while living in her home country.

Most Memorable Travel Experience

It's hard to pick just one memory from my time in Central America. From sitting in natural hot springs in Costa Rica while monkeys swung through the trees above us, to off-the-grid camping in El Salvador. These were all highlights of my trip... oh and my bungee jump!

Travel Wish-List

Africa is such a diverse and fascinating continent. I'm enjoying learning about the different countries and cultures. I would love to meet the Maasai people and learn from them. I find them admirable and fascinating. It would be thrilling to see the famous big cats of the Masai Mara too!

Favourite Lodge

If I had to pick just one it'd be the Serengeti Under Canvas mobile safari camp. It moves to follow the Wildebeest Migration and the mix of authentic safari living with luxury to me is the ultimate combination. Only canvas separating me from wildlife, talk about an adrenaline rush!

Favourite safari animal

My favourite at the moment is the impala, they're just so graceful. It's very hard to pick a favourite safari animal as it blows my mind sometimes that these fascinating animals exist on our planet and that there is such an abundance of species.

Best #MahlatiniMoment

Working for a company that is so passionate about conservation and sustainability. The positive impact tourism can have on communities and countries is outstanding, so it's great that this is a big part of the Mahlatini ethos.