With a life-long passion for the natural world, growing up Jo wanted to be David Attenborough and with parents who once lived in Cape Town, 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 all our guests!
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 wildlife books, and as a keen traveller, Jo loves passing on this experience of her second home with everyone she speaks to (and always has a personal anecdote to share). Her globe-trotting has taken her over much of southern and eastern Africa; in the last few years alone Jo has been to Mauritius, South Africa, Madagascar, the Maldives, India, New Zealand, Tanzania and Botswana! She uses this experience to create perfectly personalised trips that are unforgettable and will keep you going back to Africa again and again.
"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!"
"Excellent feedback across the board! Excellent service and beautiful lodges all with great service. Thank you!"
"Thank you again for organising 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."
"Jo Hudson put together a trip tailor made to meet our needs. She had an expert knowledge of the area and helped us choose the accommodation and places that were right for us. She gave me excellent advice which I needed as this was my first time in Africa."
Favourite places I've been
An overland trip from Cape Town to Cairo including Lake Malawi, the Rift Valley and the Ethiopian Highlands.