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Emma Dunn

Sales Manager

Emma is one of our most experienced safari consultants and specialises in designing complex, cross-country safaris to both East and Southern Africa.

SNAPSHOT

Emma was born and raised in Zimbabwe, so safari was instilled in her from an early age through family holidays and from literally living in the bush! She moved to the UK in 2007 and starting working as a safari specialist soon after. She is one of the most experienced safari designers at Yellow Zebra.

Recent travel experience

Emma has travelled within much of Southern and East Africa during her career to date. Her most recent trips have been to Botswana, where she saw the most incredible predator battle between wild dog, hyena, and lion, and to Uganda, where she finally got to encounter the mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park.

Expert destinations

Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, Namibia.

African countries visited

Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

Emma's biography

Safari was very much part of Emma’s upbringing. She grew up in Zimbabwe and school holidays were spent exploring parts of Southern Africa – and they also had to fit in with the tobacco season! During April holidays, Emma and her family would drive various different routes to Durban, with the occasional trip to Cape Town, whilst during August they would enjoy travelling around Zimbabwe, as this month heralded the start of the planting season. One year, the family undertook a two-week self-drive in Botswana – this was a one-off vacation, but it goes down as one of the most memorable safari holidays, as it was so different from any of the holidays her family had ever done! And a brief trip to Mozambique left Emma wanting to go back to discover more of Mozambique’s coastline and islands.

After finishing school, Emma moved to the UK and studied Leisure and Sport Management with Tourism at the University of Gloucestershire. Once Emma had completed university, she moved to London to join the rat race! She joined a travel company where she was able to broaden her Africa knowledge and travel experiences. Since being in the travel industry Emma has explored more of East Africa, having visited both Kenya and Tanzania on numerous occasions, including running the Lewa Half Marathon – a slightly different way to experience the Lewa Conservancy! After exploring East Africa, it was back to Southern Africa, then self-driving around Namibia and exploring Madagascar – Emma is keen to explore more of this island nation.

Most memorable experience

“My most memorable safari experience was spending two weeks ‘beetling about Botswana’. Leaving Francistown for two weeks with all our supplies and a convoy of three cars was pretty exciting for a 12 year old! The highlight had to be waking up in the Savuti one morning to see the zebra migration had moved in overnight and the plains had transformed into a sea of zebra and a dining plate for the lions – a stark contrast to the day before, when we had spent the whole day out on safari only to see a tortoise and one not-so-happy elephant!”

CLIENT REVIEWS

“We had a wonderful trip to Kenya. Yellow Zebra and Emma Dunn helped us plan the trip. We were traveling with children, so we knew we would like swimming opportunities and horseback riding opportunities. She offered three different plans – we picked one, and couldn’t have been more pleased.”
“Fantastic experience, thanks to Emma at Yellow Zebra. Service and location of each camp was 5-star. Needless anxiety about food as meals were 5-star; knowledgeable, personable and patient guides…. Very fortunate to have selected Yellow Zebra Safaris.”
“Emma at Yellow Zebra Safaris was great to work with. The entire process was smooth, everything was communicated clearly, and very responsive to our questions. Emma was very knowledgeable about South Africa and her recommendation of camps was spot on….”

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