Hi, I’m Ella Kiddell – Riding Specialist and Marketing

The UK is 'home' so I've explored much of Europe and now reaching the farthest-flung corners of Australia is my new mission! Further afield I've ventured to South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania & Zanzibar, Kenya, Zimbabwe & Zambia plus lots of Asia and the Pacific.

Ella Kiddell

My Story

I am a country girl at heart having grown up in the leafy Surrey Hills (UK) and spent months on a polo farm in rural New Zealand. I lived in London for several years where I loved the buzz of city life but eventually I needed to escape the hustle and bustle and find some space. Moving to Australia I have definitely found that and living in Manly I spend most of my spare time at the beach running, surfing or on a stand up paddleboard. I am at my happiest surrounded by nature in a wilderness where I can just ‘be'.

  • Born
    Surrey, England
  • Destination Speciality
    Anywhere horsey!
  • Favourite Animal
    Giraffe and Brax the office dog
  • My Greatest Travel Tip
    Make a plan but keep it flexible - give yourself time to experience and enjoy the unexpected.
  • Favourite Places
    The deserted black sand Karioitahi beach, New Zealand; the enormous savannah plains and vast skies of Kenya; the little fishing village of Padstow in Cornwall, UK.
  • Year joined the Team
  • I Never Travel Without
    Portable charger, pen and notebook, flip flops, a lightweight scarf.
  • Craziest Experience Abroad'
    Riding through a huge thunderstorm in the Mara, Kenya, with lighting all around and rain lashing down, turning a corner and facing a pride of lions.
  • Greatest Accomplishment
    Leaving London

Explore My Recent Blog Posts

Travel advice, information and inspiration from the team at The Classic Safari Company.

5 reasons to visit Argentina’s Mendoza if you’re serious about food and wine
5 reasons to visit Argentina’s Mendoza if you’re serious about food and wine 7 Feb 2017

Argentina's Mendoza Province is synonymous with fine wine and exceptional dining. The temperate climate and rich heritage gives rise to some of the best gastronomic experiences on the planet. Here’s our pick of the best…

Destination: The Three Guianas
Destination: The Three Guianas 18 Apr 2016

Wildlife and biodiversity, prisitine rainforest and more culture, history and curiosity than almost anywhere on the planet - we explore Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana as unique travel destinations.

E-NEWS | APR | Canvas Couture
E-NEWS | APR | Canvas Couture 8 Apr 2016

This is camping but not as you know it. Think seriously stylish tented safari camps, effortless luxury, heritage style and big game!

E-NEWS | APR | The Bare Necessities? We can do better!
E-NEWS | APR | The Bare Necessities? We can do better! 19 Apr 2016

With 'The Jungle Book' currently revelling in red carpet glory, we’d like to take a moment to remember the godfather of colonial jungle days, Rudyard Kipling, and the setting for this magical childhood classic, the Kanha Tiger Reserve of central India.