The Safari Experts Team
We have on board some valuable associates to make your safari truly special.
Gail Reed, our assistant, has been involved in the travel industry for over 20 years, and came to us in 1997 from a major travel agency. She has been in Africa a couple of times - to East Africa, taking her husband and two kids, then 14 and 9 to see some of what we do in Africa, and also Southern Africa. When not in the office you will find her track skiing or running.
Francie McNally joined us in November of 2010, having moved form Jackson Hole, WY.
Tana and Charles Lapage are our children, now aged 22 and 21, have been going to Africa every year since they were born. They have both travelled through much of it, becoming skilled ambassadors for Africa and conservation.
Charles Lapage, graduated in 2008 in Biology from Boston University, now works in the Computer Graphics industry for films in Boston - and when he has the time, flies and skis, is pursuing his flying and skiing. He gets back to Africa whenever he can. He edited several of the TV interviews on this site.
Tana graduated as a pre-med student in 2006 from LMU in Los Angeles, and then left for Africa. She helped to host Rekero camp in the Masai Mara for several months to gain practical experience of the other side of the business, before returning to Utah to work in the office for a year. She is now living in London teaching and living life!
Our 21 days were perfect! Every host and every activity exceeded our expectations! The trip combined Tim's knowledge of what we wanted from our visit with what Australia and New Zealand had to offer. Clearly that information was shared with our wonderful hosts, who made each day, each meal, and each excursion one that delighted our minds and our senses. We only regret that Australia and New Zealand are not closer so that we could more often come back to enjoy the company and homes of Malcolm and Marianne Booth, Di and Ian Fargher, the Hannafords (Rachel, her mother, and grandmother). Though we spent much less time with the owners of the Worcester, Westwood Lodge, Minaret Lodge, and Mountvista Boutique Hotel, they, too, went out of their way to make our visit a very special occasion. Our advice to friends is don't waste your time and money with a package tour as it is the people who make both New Zealand and Australia a must visit.
- Barbara Brothers from Youngstown OH did a special trip to Australia and New Zealand in November 2005.