Alison has over 20 years of experience in the travel industry. She was born and grew up in Zimbabwe, worked in a safari camp there, and has traveled with Mark and their two boys as a family, to over 10 countries.
After running the safari camp and working in London, Alison moved to the USA in 1991. Beyond going on numerous safaris in Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa, Alison has been canoeing on the Lower Zambezi, gorilla and chimp trekking in Uganda, adventuring in the Skeleton Coast, and even honeymooned in the Seychelles. Over the years she has taken 20 or so trips with her children. The most recent was volunteering with her 17 year old son for 2 weeks in schools and children's homes.
Zimbabwe and Botswana camp visits have been her most recent trip. Establishing a relationship with camp guides is the key to offering refreshing trips each year. A prior trip to Zimbabwe led to the development of the award winning safari "Eyes on Elephant". The enjoyment of sharing the close-up encounters with elephant, with her two sons, in Hwange and Mana Pools put this at the top of her all time favourite wildlife experience! This is closely followed by the gorillas and the country of Uganda.
Active in her community, Alison is past President of the Florida Chapter of the Association for the Promotion of Travel to Africa (APTA) and streamlines all our sponsorship of scholarships for children in Africa.