Silvana Degani

Digital Marketing Executive

Silvana is a Digital Marketing Executive at Yellow Zebra Safaris.

A SNAPSHOT:

A recent graduate with a first class honours degree from the University of Surrey, Silvana is also a former intern of YZ!

SILVANA'S BIOGRAPHY

Silvana’s genuine love and passion for travel, culture, and wildlife is what drove her to her chosen field of study. She spent her early childhood years in Albania, surrounded by mountains, and this has attracted her to the natural world. She is a true believer in experiencing everything a destination has to offer through integrating with the locals and exploring untouched areas! For Silvana, tourism has always been a great way of bringing together people from different walks of life, trying out various activities you wouldn’t do in your everyday routine. Whilst at university, Silvana’s enthusiasm for sustainable tourism led her to volunteer, in 2014, with Tourism Concern, the UK’s leading registered charity promoting ethical tourism. Additionally at Surrey, she enjoyed marketing modules with a focus on developing and deploying a strategy for a tourism brand.

Having previously undertaken a one-year internship with YZ, Silvana has seen and experienced the backend of the business. This internship helped Silvana to build on her knowledge both of Africa and of the business operation of Yellow Zebra. She assisted the sales and operations department and worked on various projects including the YZ Top 10 brochure, updating the website, and managing our social media platforms. Fresh from completing her Tourism degree, Silvana joins the marketing department as a highly valued member of the YZ team.

MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE:

My most memorable experience has to be trekking through the Atlas Mountains in Morocco; the sheer beauty of the landscape was worth the long eight-hour hike! The trek involved camping under the stars in the Sahara Desert and climbing tremendous sand dunes to be rewarded with the most magnificent sunset.