Emma

Safari Specialist

Emma was born and raised in Zimbabwe, so safari was instilled in her from an early age. At Yellow Zebra she is one of our few cross country specialists, capable of expertly designing trips to all the destinations we operate safaris.

Recent travel experience

Emma has travelled much of Southern and East Africa during her career to date. Her last trips have been to Madagascar and South Africa whilst 2017 sees Emma travel to Kenya again as well as Zimbabwe.

Expert destinations

Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, South Africa and Namibia

African countries visited

Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Emma's biography

Safari was very much part of Emma’s upbringing. She grew up in Zimbabwe and school holidays were spent exploring parts of Southern Africa – and they also had to fit in with the tobacco season! During April holidays, Emma and her family would drive various different routes to Durban, with the occasional trip to Cape Town, whilst during August they would enjoy travelling around Zimbabwe, as this month heralded the start of the planting season. One year, the family undertook a two-week self-drive in Botswana – this was a one-off holiday, but it goes down as one of the most memorable safari holidays, as it was so different to any of the holidays her family had ever done! And a brief trip to Mozambique left Emma wanting to go back to discover more of Mozambique’s coastline and islands.

After finishing school, Emma moved to the UK and studied Leisure and Sport Management with Tourism at the University of Gloucestershire. Once Emma completed university, she moved to London to join the rat race! She joined a travel company where she was able to broaden her Africa knowledge and travel experiences. Since being in the travel industry Emma has explored more of East Africa, having visited both Kenya and Tanzania on numerous occasions, including running the Lewa Half Marathon – a slightly different way to experience the Lewa Conservancy! After exploring East Africa, it was back to Southern Africa, then self-driving around Namibia and more recently Madagascar – Emma is keen to explore more of this island nation.

Most memorable experience

My most memorable safari experience was spending two weeks ‘beetling about Botswana’. Leaving Francistown for two weeks with all our supplies and a convoy of three cars was pretty exciting for a 12 year old! The highlight had to be waking up in the Savuti one morning to see the zebra migration had moved in overnight and the plains had transformed into a sea of zebra and a dining plate for the lions – a stark contrast to the day before, when we had spent the whole day out on safari only to see a tortoise and one not-so-happy elephant!

"Safari was great and accommodations were exceptional. Emma with Yellow Zebra worked very hard to get us what we asked for and the trip was exactly what she promised. We will be back again and will definitely use Yellow Zebra Safaris to plan our next trip."
"We recently planned a trip to South Africa with the assistance of Emma at Yellow Zebra. She answered all of our questions, listened to our preferences, offered her professional advice and personal travel experiences, and was always available when we had questions. We deeply appreciated her expertise at putting together our trip, from having someone to help us through the logistics of immigration, to packing lists and suggestions on how much to tip when we were there. We felt extremely comfortable with the detailed itinerary and support Emma provided...."
"Emma, my travel agent, helped me customize my trip experience to be exactly as I wanted, with her expert suggestions, of course. All trips are essentially "custom." Yellow Zebra appears to be an honest and trustworthy outfit. You can pick and choose what you want. The camps, the personnel, the food - all were fantastic. The level of service that one receives in Tanzania is outstanding - even by Western standards...."

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