A love of wildlife, wild places and cultural diversity has long been Vanessa’s motivation for travelling. Born in Zimbabwe, Vanessa's love for wildlife and the great outdoors began at a young age, with regular visits as a child to Hwange, Lake Kariba, and Victoria Falls. When she and her family moved to the KwaZulu-Natal coast in South Africa, Vanessa also developed a deep love for the ocean and marine life.
Favourite Safari Animal
"My favourite safari animal is the elephant. They are among the most intelligent creatures who we share this planet with. They have complex emotions, with deep family bonds and experience compassion and grief much like humans. I could watch the social interactions of these gentle giants for hours."
Sundowner Of Choice
"A Mojito is always a refreshing choice after an afternoon game drive. I love it because it's packed with fresh ingredients. The perfect balance of sweetness and tartness comes from the combination of lime juice, sugar, rum and a generous amount of mint!"
"Jack's Camp in the Makgadikgadi in Botswana. It is one of Africa's most iconic camps and is reminiscent of safari camps from the 1940s. Remote and exclusive, with an impressive choice of activities, including quad biking across the pans, horse riding, bushman walks, game drives and visits with the meerkats. A highlight is the afternoon tea."