Meet Our Team | Jumbari Family Safaris

Meet Our Team

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Jumbari invests considerable effort and time in finding expert Family Travel Specialists who have a passion for ethical travel. Our team has traveled extensively throughout the African continent and have the knowledge to ensure that your trip is nothing short of amazing.

Lisa Nel

General Manager

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Jumbari’s General Manager, Lisa has over 24 years of experience working in the travel industry. She has personally experienced the challenges involved in planning a successful family safari and strives to simplify the process for everyone who wants to experience the magic of Africa with their family. Lisa has extensive African travel experience and has personally visited Kenya, Mozambique, Botswana, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mauritius and Namibia as well as many safari destinations in South Africa.

Will Lane

Senior Inbound Consultant

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Originally from the UK, Will emigrated to Cape Town 10 years ago, something that instantly reinvigorated his desire to work in Travel. As a family man with two young Capetonian daughters, Will is very settled in South Africa and still view things through ‘tourist’ lenses! Will is inspired by the culture, wildlife and dramatic scenery Southern Africa offers and feel privileged to work for a dynamic company that has placed a firm eco-footprint in the industry.

Zeena Ponto

Customer Experience Coordinator

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Our sales consultant Zeena works in the sales and customer experience department and has been in the tourism industry for 7 years. Zeena’s passion lies in showing people what Africa has to offer, so you can rest assured that your African family adventure will be filled with lasting memories. Zeena thrives on a challenge and would love to visit Uganda and trek to see the gorillas.

Marike Cronjé

Brand Manager

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Naturally, our Brand Manager Marike Cronjé, is at her happiest when she is surrounded by beautiful spaces, and once she finds these places, you’ll read about them here. Solo traveling in Indonesia, scuba-diving with sharks, safaris in Africa and yoga is what she lives for.

Julie Graham

Inbound Travel Consultant

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After living abroad for 6 years, Julie returned to South Africa to pursue her passion for travel writing. Her five-year career as a writer saw her travel to some of the most sought-after destinations in Africa and fuelled the next chapter of her life: sharing Africa with the world as a travel consultant.

Lindsay Krause

PR + Partnerships Specialist

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Lindsay gained her traveling chops from spending 4 years living in and exploring South East Asia. From motorbiking her way through Vietnam, scuba-diving with whale sharks in Thailand, sipping on coconuts in the Philippines and exploring ancient temples in Cambodia, Lindsay’s got a case of the travel bug and looks forward to ticking African adventures next off her bucket list.

With over 49 years worth of expert Africa travel advice, contact our expert team to start planning your responsible family vacation today.