Annabel is the Marketing Director at Yellow Zebra Safaris
Annabel was excited to join the Yellow Zebra team, having previously held marketing positions at a number of leading UK-based tour operators. Annabel loves the variety of marketing, whether that’s working on a newsletter or looking at ways to improve the experience clients have on the website.
Born in Germany and raised in Kentucky for some of her childhood, Annabel is no stranger to foreign climes. However, it was a game ranger’s course at a wildlife rehabilitation centre in South Africa during her teenage years that truly opened her eyes to the rest of the world.
After school she went travelling for a year, starting her journey in India, where she taught English in a remote part of Rajasthan, and finishing up in a hammock on the beach in Mexico. From there, it made sense to try to indulge this love of the faraway with her academic side. She went on to read Tourism and Marketing in Bristol, where she gained a First Class BA Honours degree.
Since university, Annabel has taken every opportunity to travel the globe from St Petersburg to the Seychelles, Tuscany to Vietnam, Lithuania to Lisbon. Annabel has also now enjoyed a safari to Tanzania, as well as a honeymoon to Mozambique and Zambia with Yellow Zebra. It's safe to say she's firmly got the 'Africa bug'!
Most memorable experience
Snorkelling alongside seals in the Galapagos Islands, with humpback whales diving in the background. Or, toasting marshmallows above bubbling lava, having climbed to the top of an active volcano in Guatemala.
"Yellow Zebra are genuine specialists; they know the African bush like the back of their hand."
Brian Jackman, safari expert for The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Condé Nast, and the BBC
Europe's Leading Safari Tour Operator 6 years in a row
"Great trip. Matt was super helpful and was always there when I needed him. YZ helped me plan the trip I wanted and, in retrospect, they did a terrific job. Africa is not Europe. You don't want to hop off the plane, grab your backpack and head off to the train station with your rail pass. There w..."
"I took a group of 18 to Zimbabwe on a Safari late Sept and early Oct. Emma with Yellow Zebra coordinated the whole trip for me. She was so professional and full of knowledge, having grown up in Zimbabwe herself. This was not an easy time to be planning a big trip for a group with all the COVID..."
"The team at Yellow Zebra provided top notch service to assure the safari we booked met our African adventure objectives. Antonina, our YZ safari advisor was friendly, very knowledgeable and responsive to our back and forth communications. The YZ website is superior, providing many safari plannin..."
"Yellow Zebra planned an amazing safari for my husband and I! Kirsten worked with us to develop an itinerary that had lodges that complemented each other and provided a diverse experience. We started planning the trip pre-Covid and had to reschedule three times. Kirsten and staff eagerly re-sched..."
We started planning our first safari in January 2019, pre COVID to travel September 2021.
After reaching with proposals to 5 U.S. travel companies to help us, Yellow Zebra Safaris (we had never heard of them) kept showing up on our research and their reviews were fantastic, so..."