Matt’s love for travel began when he spent time exploring East Africa before leading a university expedition to Tanzania. After this taste of adventure, Matt spent some time living and working in Southern Africa setting up a tourism social enterprise. Subsequent travels have seen him spend time back-packing around Jordan, where he found himself falling for Arabia.
Matt is a huge wildlife fan and has immersed himself in all sorts of close encounters with wildlife across Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Botswana, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia. Matt recently decided it was time to expand his travel repertoire and take on a new challenge. He became an expert in all things Arabia after travelling to Oman and Jordan, becoming completely absorbed into the rich history, local culture, delicious food and of course the incredible experiences.
"Matthew, we’ve danced at a wedding, walked with elephants and paddled in the Indian Ocean. We’re sitting in George Airport thinking it’s all been a dream. Before I get too mushy and sentimental.........! Thank you for helping two very ordinary people have an extra ordinary trip of a lifetime."
"Adventurous, exhilarating, relaxing, fun packed honeymoon. Matt was extremely efficient and helpful in answering all my queries. I felt assured that we were going to places we would love and that the price was reasonable."
"Matt was brilliant. He really listened and understood what we wanted. All staff we dealt with were efficient and helpful. It was the stuff of dreams. Best holiday we have ever had and we’ll never forget it. "
"The arrangements made by Matt were excellent throughout and the holiday was very well-planned. He was extremely professional and helpful and the hotels where we stayed were wonderful. Many thanks for a superb holiday."
" Matt gave us time and showed patience at the start as we discussed various different options, and then came up with a package which met perfectly with what we wanted to do, and within our budget."
"Many thanks to you for your help and advice given to us to make our recent holiday so great, it was a trip of a lifetime. The trip will live in our memory for many years and we are already boring our friends with our stories."
"Expert knowledge, quick replies to many email queries, no push to sell."
"Even from the first conversation with Matt, one of the Africa travel consultants, it was clear that he could provide that for us, never pushy to sell and always very quick in replying the many emails with even more questions we had. The package we decided on was exactly what we were looking and hoping for, resulting in the most memorable holiday yet."
Favourite places I've been
If I had a magic carpet, I’d safari in Samburu, Kenya, before seeing the gorillas in Rwanda. Then canoeing along the Zambezi; followed by the remote wilds of Kunene; Namibia. To finish, it’d be the beach and wildlife in the rainforests of Madagascar.