Shona is the Digital Marketing Manager at Yellow Zebra Safaris.
Born and bred in Africa but Scottish at heart, Shona joined the Marketing Team at Yellow Zebra in 2017. She is part of the Marketing Department and primarily works on website projects, client automation, email campaigns, and oversees the YZ social media channels and digital PR.
Driving from Cape Town to South Africa’s incredible Northern Cape to experience the wild spring flowers, followed by a week of wellness in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare.
Most memorable experience
"My preferences have always leaned more towards unique experiences over luxury, so my most memorable are: approaching a wild bull elephant on foot with Stretch Ferreira, scuba diving with whale sharks in Tofo Mozambique, and having a champagne breakfast after watching rhino from a hot air balloon in the Maasai Mara!"
Though born on a plane travelling from Ghana, Shona spent most of her childhood and formative years in Zimbabwe. Armed with a tent, a quad bike, and a sense of adventure, Shona learned from a young age the thrill of exploring the African bush.
Shona developed her hobbies by taking advantage of Zimbabwe’s incredible landscape and its position among its neighbouring countries. She went diving with whale sharks and great whites along the South African and Mozambican coast, completed survival training in Mana Pools, spotted desert-adapted wildlife in Etosha, went swimming and canoeing in the Zambezi, and birdwatched in the Okavango Delta.
Finishing school in Zimbabwe, Shona then moved to Scotland where she read an MA in Philosophy and History of Art. She subsequently gained another MA in Digital Journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Following internships at the Financial Times’ How to Spend It magazine and National Geographic Traveller, Shona started her career in travel as a digital marketer at a London-based luxury travel company. From the moment she started at Yellow Zebra Safaris, Shona settled into the company where her background is met with similar stories – a team in which some members were born, others were raised, and all are totally in love with Africa.
"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."