canoeing selinda spillway botswana

Rebecca Cook

Travel Designer

Travel has always been something that is an integral part of my lifestyle. I am constantly seeking out a new destination to explore. From city breaks in Europe, tiger trekking in India and exotic islands in Indonesia, safaris and sunsets in Botswana, travelling is what fuels me. Despite having travelled extensively, Africa is the one that captured my heart.

When the first opportunity arose to travel to Africa, I jumped at it. Being offered an opportunity to work for an international development charity based in Port Elizabeth, I got the opportunity to both meet local people, explore the beauty of this stretch of the Garden Route, the Kruger and many others in between. The dramatic coastlines with stretches of golden sand, picturesque rollings hills, lagoons, lakes and a stunning array of wild flowers and wildlife just to top it off! Despite its natural beauty, it was an absolute pleasure to work alongside some truly inspiring young people. This was all I needed to fuel my next adventure – to Zambia and then to Botswana and then on to the next and the next….!

I’ll never forget the first time I went on safari. I was filled with a childlike sense of excitement. Finally being immersed into the African landscape, watching springbok grazing, elephants wading across a river, giraffes battling for their territory even down to the birds – bright flashes a colour as they flew past. To top it off – relaxing with a glass of wine watching the vibrant sunsets with Acacia trees silhouetted against the sky, the glow of the moon and the thousands of stars overhead and the sound of the African bush at night.

African safaris are life changing – something that everyone should have the opportunity to experience.

Ask me about sunsets over Victoria Falls, drifting through the Okavango Delta or penguins, whales and seals in South Africa.   

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