She spent time working at various camps learning different aspects of the industry. She worked on various mobiles throughout Namibia, and in Sabi Sabi in the Kruger National Park. She helped to build a camp in the Okavango Delta, and then spent time escorting specialist groups in the panhandle in Botswana, including anthropologist and zoologist Lyall Watson.
Kate ran a houseboat on the Panhandle, and then managed Chilwero and Selinda in the Chobe and Linyanti areas, leading walking safaris. Kate headed Botswana Tourism in London before joining African Explorations and spends much time researching properties for African Explorations as well as being an integral member of the company. Kate is a tremendous birder and is interested in plants.
Kate’s personal favourites:
Driving through northern Damaraland, Namibia. Hearing the Indri Indri for the first time in Perinet, Madagascar. The colours of the Karoo in South Africa in winter, and the sheer space. The sunset at Xugana Lodge, Okavango Delta. Camel-trekking in Kenya. Snorkelling in the iridescent waters of Lake Malawi. Game-viewing with anthropologist, Mike Rainey in the Amboseli. Snorkelling in the Maldives.