Charlotte was born with a passion for African wildlife, and safari was something she always dreamed of as a little girl. Dream turned to reality when she finally went on her first safari to East Africa with her family in 2003, and of course it surpassed all expectations! This was quickly followed by another two East Africa trips, in 2004/5 and 2006.
In 2007, Charlotte packed her bags and headed to the Limpopo area of South Africa, where she completed a six-month field guide course at the Bush Academy, obtaining her FGASA Level 1 qualification. After six months’ guiding and assisting with lodge management at a small private game lodge in KwaZulu-Natal, she heard about an opportunity to manage a camp in Southern Tanzania. She jumped at the chance and moved to the bush, to the little-known gem that is Ruaha National Park, where she managed Mwagusi Safari Camp.
In June 2009, Charlotte returned home to London and rejoined the rat race. However, Africa continued to call. She finally made a decision to part-relocate to Surrey in order to become a safari consultant with a top Africa travel specialist, remaining there for over two-and-a-half years before moving back to London full time and joining the Yellow Zebra team.