Hi, I’m Kath Austin – Africa & South America Specialist

I cut my teeth working on overland safaris across Africa so I’m resourceful and good in a crisis! Moving into luxury travel I still I love seeing the world at a grass roots level, feeling the earth beneath my feet. Africa is my passion with South America a close second.

Kath Austin

My Story

I grew up with a love of the outdoors, family camping trips are among my fondest memories so it is only natural that as an adult I have a love of the outdoors and particularly the bush.  I spent several years working on overland trucks traversing east and southern Africa which was a fabulous way to experience the grass roots of each country and to meet adventurous, like-minded people.

  • Born
    Australia
  • Destination Speciality
    Southern & East Africa & Latin America
  • Favourite Animal
    Leopard
  • My Greatest Travel Tip
    Disconnect and leave your phones & laptops at home!
  • Favourite Places
    The desert of Namibia, the mountains in Uganda, the wide open plains of the Serengeti & the jungle in Chiapas Mexico.
  • Year joined the Team
    2004
  • I Never Travel Without
    A sense of adventure.
  • Craziest Experience Abroad'
    Leading overland passengers across Africa, there are just way too many crazy stories to tell.
  • Greatest Accomplishment
    Africa will change you forever it gets under your skin and in your soul, introducing people to this incredible continent and sharing my passion for travel whilst simply doing my job, that’s an achievement!

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