Julia’s love for travel began at a young age. Born in Cape Town, she spent many a holiday exploring Southern Africa with her family before starting her career in golfing holidays. After moving to the UK in the early 2000’s, but with her heart still firmly in Africa, she began arranging safari holidays to Southern and Eastern Africa, something she is very passionate about. She has been lucky enough to visit many of the countries with her own family now. Having taken a “hiatus” to have her children, she is back within the sales team at Africa Travel.
What is your favourite place in Africa?
My favourite destination is Zanzibar. I loved everything about it. The delicious food, the spice smell which seems to linger throughout the island, the beautiful views, the people, who are so warm and friendly and I particularly loved the Arabic influence in Stone Town, where I bought many a piece of artwork!
What is your most memorable experience in Africa?
One of my most memorable safari experiences was in the Kruger National Park - we were on an evening game drive, and just whilst the sun was setting a large pack of wild dogs ran past our vehicle and started to play just a short distance away. The sounds and playfulness within the pack was such a joy to watch and something I had never witnessed before, or since.
Where would you like to visit next and why?
I would love to travel to the South Luangwa National Park, in Zambia. It is a bucket list of mine to do a walking safari and this is THE place to do it! Not only do you have the chance to get up close to the game in their most natural environment, you can do so in the safe hands of some of the best guides and spotters around.
What's your best advice for someone travelling to Africa?
Pack light, apply plenty of sunscreen, soak up all the sights and smells, and have your camera at the ready as there is a memorable picture to be taken around every corner.
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