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Troy Smith

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Originally from Australia and having worked in the bush in both Kenya and South Africa, Troy now heads up the team and is based in our Cape Town office. With vast experience across the continent – everything from a ‘close encounter’ with a hippo while in a mokoro in the Delta, to exhilarating walking safaris…

Lucy Blunt

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Scottish-born Lucy has lived in South Africa for almost fifteen years. Her passion for the African bush and relationship-building skills was an obvious combination to lead her into the African travel and tourism industry. Crafting bespoke trips for TrueAfrica’s clients, she always listens to their every need ensuring memorable trips for everyone.  Her favourite safari…

Rebecca Axcell

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Having grown up in sleepy, rural Lincolnshire (in the UK), Rebecca became a ‘nomad’ before it was fashionable, but realised she had been born on the wrong continent after her first trip to Tanzania. Eventually the lure of Africa was too much and Rebecca left her marketing and branding career behind to live in the…

Agatha Farrell

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Born and raised at the foot of a mountain in an interesting, charming and historic little town of Somerset East in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, deep in the heart of the Karoo, has naturally instilled a deep love for the bush, mountains and being surrounded by nature. A true spark was ignited when given a book…

Kim Petersen

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Kim was born and raised in the beautiful “Mother City” – Cape Town and has been working throughout the African tourism industry for 15+ years. During this time Kim has been able to explore much of Southern Africa as well as Tanzania and has some amazing stories of her time in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro…

Clare Vigus

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Having worked in the safari industry for more than 15 years, Clare is very much an expert with the logistics and operational aspects of an exceptional safari. Based in our Cape Town office, Clare manages the finer points of putting a safari together – double and triple-checking that all the airlines connect with the transfers etc…

Saada Kylula

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Saada is our trusty Operations Manager based in our Tanzanian office. After completing her studies she joined the tourism industry and she hasn’t looked back! Saada is responsible for organising all of our on-the-ground activities in Tanzania and has an absolute wealth of knowledge. Saada has probably spent more time in the bush than the…

Marleen Haverkamp

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Marleen was based in Cape Town for almost 5 years, working for an East African safari operator. She travelled extensively through East and Southern Africa; from luxury lodges in the Serengeti and Maasai Mara to basic canoeing adventures on the Zambezi river and camping on top of a Landrover from South Africa to Zimbabwe, Malawi,…

William Banda

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Spending most of his life living on the periphery of the South Luangwa National Park, tourism and wildlife have always been William’s passions. Originally William panned to pursue a career in either law or journalism, however (like for many of us!) things turned out somewhat differently…! In 1996 William joined Norman Carr Safaris and spent the…

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