Having fallen in love with Africa on her first trip to South Africa, Kelly has spent the last decade exploring some of YZ's favourite destinations. Using her extensive knowledge in designing luxury safaris, she has joined Yellow Zebra as a Client Experience Specialist - you are in good hands!
Bitten by the travel bug at an early age, Kelly has always found enjoyment in trying new things and getting out of her comfort zone. The draw of Africa was inevitable, and she was lucky enough to answer its call in her early 20s through working for a luxury tour operator, which sent her to eight different countries over the years.
Zambia, Kenya, South Africa, Seychelles, Victoria Falls, Botswana.
Recent travel experience
Kelly’s most recent African adventure found her exploring the wild and wonderful terrain of Kenya and indulging in barefoot luxury on the most stunning beaches of the Seychelles. This trip provided the ultimate combo of safari and beach, and Kelly was spoiled with incredible wildlife sightings as well as dreamy white-sand beaches and turquoise waters.
Kelly's most memorable experience
“You never forget your first… Zambia will always hold a special place in my heart, and to me it is one of the wilder destinations in Africa. I will never forget canoeing down the Zambezi river just as the sun dipped into the horizon. Peacefully gliding past elephants as they dunked their trunks in for a drink and viewing the hues of red, pink, and orange dancing on the water will always stick in my mind.”
Hailing from sunny California, Kelly has been restless and travel-obsessed from an early age. This obsession has seen her moving from state to state and country to country since the moment she finished school. She now calls London home, where she brings her West Coast warmth to Yellow Zebra.
Kelly fell in love with Africa after her first trip to Southern Africa and has since shared her passion with anyone who will listen. This passion led to over half a decade of tailoring luxury safaris for fortunate travellers, with tour operators in both the US and UK. After a brief stint in tech, Africa was once again calling, so she is excited to join the Yellow Zebra herd and keep that Africa flame burning.
Why Trust Yellow Zebra with your African Safari?
"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' at the World Travel Awards
8 years in a row, since 2015
"Yellow zebra handled everything in setting up an amazing safari experience. From selecting a great variety of lodges and camps, setting up outstanding guides, coordinating all rides and flights, and even letting camps know about dietary restrictions, we could not have imagined a better experienc..."
"My partner and I just returned from our trip to Tanzania, where we were on safari for 9 days and then scuba diving in Mafia Island for 10 days. Never having been to Tanzania before, I had no idea where to book or what to expect. Matt at Yellow Zebra was simply amazing. Having been to all of the p..."
"J'ai eu le plaisir de faire affaire avec Yellow Zebra, notamment avec Wies, et je suis enchantée du service reçu. Leurs vastes connaissances sur le terrain, dans tous les différents pays offrant des safaris, m'ont aidé à finaliser mon choix. L'approche exhaustive et très professionnelle de Yell..."
"My wife and In-Laws had a fantastic experience on our Safari in Africa.
I cannot say enough about Yellow Zebra, and the support offered from Wies, Angela, and the entire Operations Team. The trip was originally planned for February of 2021, and was delayed twice because of COVID, until Octobe..."
"Had an absolutely great safari to Botswana. From start to finish. Thank you for my trip of a lifetime , everything from lodges, food, Guides could not have been better."