Marion Olverman

Operations Executive

Marion is an Operations Executive at Yellow Zebra Safaris.

A Snapshot

Born and bred in South Africa, and with a career that spans some of the greatest five-star lodges and hotels on the continent, Marion is an Operations Executive at Yellow Zebra and a very welcome addition to the team.

Marion’s Biography

Ever since she was young, Marion has had a passion for wildlife and the African bush. After receiving a Diploma in Hotel Catering Management, Marion started her career at the stunning &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal, followed by working at some of the top hotels in Johannesburg.

For the last 10 years, Marion has worked with leading tour operators in South Africa, including Wilderness Safaris, and she has gained incredible knowledge of the US market – in particular, its high-end bracket. It was during this time that she had the opportunity to explore further into Africa, visiting places such as Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Although Marion, her husband, and two children now live in London, her heart and home will always be in Africa.

Most memorable experience

My favourite parts of Africa are the sunsets and the night skies, which are just so clear and perfect, together with the background noise of all the nocturnal animals.