Freddie grew up reading cheesy adventure novels about exploring the bush and tracking lions on foot, so as soon as time and money allowed as a teenager he headed straight to Africa, experiencing the incredible wildlife of Tanzania’s Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, and discovering how much weight you can lose while climbing Kilimanjaro.
He pursued his interest in wildlife through studying Zoology at university while putting his theoretical knowledge to practical use during the summer breaks through training to become a safari guide in Kruger National Park.
He later worked with the University of York on a conservation project in Tanzania’s Udzungwa Mountains, searching forests for a recently discovered species of chameleon and conducting research into sustainable fuel sources.
He worked briefly in ecology upon returning to the UK, but discovered the wildlife didn’t live up to Africa’s, so he joined a London-based luxury safari specialist. While working here, he helped to update guidebooks to Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Namibia, while also travelling multiple times per year to Africa on research and personal trips across the southern and eastern areas of the continent, often taking willing partners and family members with him to introduce them to his favourite camps and national parks.
After an involuntary break from working in travel, Freddie has leapt at the opportunity to join Yellow Zebra, to use his detailed knowledge of Southern Africa to plan detailed, experiential itineraries, and once again share his favorite locations.