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 from 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 had 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 exploring Madagascar – Emma is keen to explore more of this island nation.