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Kirsten Product Manager

Kirsten is one of our most experienced safari consultants. She is confident and knowledgeable designing trips across the whole of Africa, but her knowledge of South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia is especially good.

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Born and raised in South Africa, Kirsten is one of our most experienced safari consultants. Her knowledge of ground operations across Southern Africa was the reason we hired her at Yellow Zebra; she has over ten years experience in South Africa alone.

Recent travel experience

 Kirsten returns to South Africa every year to see her family; however, her most recent trip had her returning to Kenya, this time as a solo traveller. Here's her guide on what you can expect when travelling by yourself on safari.

Other recent YZ trips have seen her return to South Africa's Kruger and its private reserves, explore Mauritius again, take an extensive trip to Botswana for the second time, and visit Tanzania twice exploring the north, south, and then Zanzibar. 

Expert destinations

Botswana, Kenya, Seychelles, South Africa, Mauritius, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

African countries visited

Botswana, Kenya, Seychelles, South Africa, Mauritius, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Kirsten's biography

Kirsten was born and bred in Durban on South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal coast. After studying Travel and Tourism, Kirsten worked for a ground agent in South Africa, running the main safari accounts. In March 2010 Kirsten moved to the UK with her husband and was snapped up by one of the UK’s leading safari operators. After four years working as their head of Southern African operations, Kirsten joined us at Yellow Zebra.

Kirsten has extensive knowledge of South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, and Mauritius – all are destinations she knows inside out and are the areas she focuses on at Yellow Zebra. Her knowledge of Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Seychelles, Kenya, and Tanzania is also extensive, having visited each country whilst working in the industry, and as a child growing up in Southern Africa.

Her experience working on the ground in Africa is invaluable as a sales consultant – very few specialists worldwide have this kind of experience. This in-depth knowledge of some of our main destinations makes her invaluable to Yellow Zebra and separates her from the vast majority of Southern Africa ‘experts’ out there. She is incredibly thorough with a real focus on the detail of her clients' trips. The best safaris are all about the detail…!

Most memorable experience

“My most memorable safari was in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique – a remote and truly wild park that very few people ever get to visit. I can never convey the feeling of being the only guests in a park of this size – a park adored by safari enthusiasts! We were out on our afternoon game drive and it started to pour with rain so we found shelter under a large tree and waited for the rain to stop. Once the rain had stopped the sun came out and with it a porcupine and its baby came out from a bush to dry off in the sun. For me safari is all about magical moments like this. Safari is not all about the Big Five!”

Client reviews

“We have been enjoying Safari holidays in Africa for many years and since 2014 we have used Yellow Zebra for our holidays (x6). The Yellow Zebra team are all friendly and helpful. For the last 2 holidays we have been working with Kirsten. She is very knowledgable about the camps, logistics of creating an itinerary and listens to our requests and needs... Well done Yellow Zebra"
"I would be the first to admit that I am something of a control freak when it comes to arranging holidays, spending hours on the internet researching locations and checking for the best deals. However having looked at Yellow Zebra's website and chatted to Kirsten, I uncharacteristically handed over everything to her...."
"We booked a safari with Yellow Zebra Safaris for Fall 2018, working with Kirsten. She did a great job of listening to our needs.....I would book with YZ again.

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