About Melissa

After growing up surrounded by natural beauty in Sussex, I decided to embark on what was meant to be a three-month trip to South Africa. Those months stretched into nearly five years of captivating experiences. Over my career, I've been fortunate to explore the wildlife and cultures of both Southern and East Africa in-depth. Africa will always be my first love, but I've also ventured to Latin America and India in search of new wildlife opportunities, with each destination deepening my appreciation for travel. I adore sharing my experiences with clients and helping them create their next adventure.

Just returned from…

South Africa

I’m married to a South African and trips to my in-laws are never dull – having to jump on a plane to see them at their beautiful home in the Winelands is a bonus! It was wonderful to spend time with the family and also have the chance to explore new boutique properties and get my wildlife fix in the heart of the Kruger.



Having been on my bucket list for many years, I am delighted to be headed to this wild and wonderful island. From the Avenue of the Baobabs and the crystal-clear waters of Nosy-Be to listening out for the call of the indri in the Andasibe-Mantadia jungle, it’s going to be such an exciting trip.

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Melissa’s most loved itineraries

Ideal Length: 10 days

South Africa: Discover the Rainbow Nation’s Diversity

Of all the wonders of Africa, South Africa just about has it all. Coast to coast, the range of habitats leads the traveller through coastal forest and majestic mountains; game rich savannah bushveld and the harsh aridity of semi-desert, to stretches of pristine white beaches in...

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Ideal Length: 12 days

Kenya: From City to Savannah and Sand

Possibly the most diverse travel destination in Africa, Kenya’s low plains rise up from a stunning coastline to central highlands bisected by the fascinating Great Rift Valley to host a spectacular...

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Ideal Length: 9 days

Just You, the Sky and The Seychelles

This archipelago of 115 islands covets a treasure trove of pristine white-sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and lush tropical landscapes. Here we reveal...

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