With a life-long passion for the natural world, growing up Jo wanted to be the next David Attenborough and with parents who once lived in South Africa, a love of Africa was inevitable. Until joining Imagine, Jo was a wildlife researcher spending a large amount of time working on projects in Zambia, Botswana and Madagascar. She shares her passion for this magical continent with our clients!
Jo lost her heart to Africa at a young age, as she spent much of her childhood exploring the southern countries with her family. Happiest when in the bush with her binos and bird book, and as a keen traveller, Jo loves passing on this experience of her second home with everyone she speaks to. Her globe-trotting has taken her over much of southern and eastern Africa; in the last two years alone Jo has been to Mauritius, South Africa, Madagascar, the Maldives, India, New Zealand and Botswana! Ever keen to experience new places and as an enthusiastic scuba diver, Jo next hopes to sample some of Africa's lesser known underwater treasures in Mozambique and Lake Malawi - with her bucket list trip being an overland self drive adventure going from Cairo to Cape Town!
"Thank you again for organizing everything. Overall we had a dream come true trip and felt like a honeymoon, just as I asked you. You did a great job in choosing the different places."
"A big thank you to Jo for organising a great holiday for us. it was fantastic to deal with someone so knowledgeable and helpful. I was very impressed."
"Jo produced a truly spectacular itinerary full of really special suggestions, which turned our dreams into an amazing and memorable holiday"
"Really fantastic trip to South Africa that was planned for us by the wonderful Jo…Nothing was too much bother for Jo, even when we were out and wanted to change our itinerary she did it instantly without the bat of an eyelid. Could not recommend Imagine Africa more!"
Favourite places I've been
An overland trip from Cape Town to Cairo including Lake Malawi, the Rift Valley and the Ethiopian Highlands.