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 traveling 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 neighboring 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
"Incredibly responsive. I really appreciated the virtual meetings with our trip advisor to ensure we were working with a real person. We were able to discuss our interests and customize what we wanted to see in Africa - our input was used to craft and shape this once in a lifetime trip. We were al..."
"We had so many questions. Our questions were answered with patience and care. It really helped us make an informed decision as to where to visit and stay, as well as the activities we planned to do.
"We had excellent communication and guidance from YZ from the very beginning. We went in not knowing what we wanted to do at all other than go on a safari and Olivia gave us several different travel options to choose from. We settled on a safari in Tanzania. YZ booked us with fabulous accommodatio..."
Kelly Flynn Mushill
"We have booked multiple times with Yellow Zebra and have always enjoyed a first rate luxury safari.
And excellent customer service"
"Yellow Zebra helped us plan an unforgettable honeymoon trip to Tanzania. They customized it perfectly based on our preferences, and each place we went was better than the last."