Meet Our Team | Jumbari Family Safaris

Meet Our Team

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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.

Penny Lotz

Senior Inbound Consultant

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It’s been said that travel turns you into a storyteller; and boy does Penny have stories to tell of her African travels throughout South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Kenya and Tanzania! She has worked as a product manager for Africa for over 20 years, built an appreciation for the continent’s natural treasures and worked with a number of clients to promote responsible travel. As a mom and aunt, Penny has experienced many family-friendly and eco lodges over the years and has insight into what makes the perfect safari getaway.

Zeena Ponto

Inbound Consultant

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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.

Lindsay Krause

Marketing Coordinator

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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.

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.

Alexander Stevens

SEM Specialist

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Alexander started his career as a social media manager for an animal welfare where he developed a love for wildlife and conservation. He furthered his career at a digital agency where he worked on community owned eco-friendly lodges in transfrontier parks across South Africa. Taking inspiration from the communities, wildlife and tourist destinations in Africa, Alexander prides myself in connecting guests with incredible experiences.

Nico Janse van Noordwyk

Finance Manager

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Nico, our experienced finance manager, has been working in the travel industry since November of 2013. Why travel? He loves the vibrancy of it all and how interactive the tourism industry is. Born and bred in Cape Town, Nico loves exploring our home country by motorbike and can often be spotted exploring the backroads of South Africa on the weekends.

Roshan Davies

Product Coordinator

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With over 10 years of experience in the tourism industry, Roshan is the brain behind finding the perfect family hotels, lodges and camps for your trip to Africa. She is constantly on the lookout for new, exciting activities to offer clients which cater to all ages. Roshan loves what she does and enjoys learning about different places, what exceptional experiences they offer and how they can accommodate families on safari. One day she would love to visit Tanzania and Zanzibar as part of her bucket list places to see.

Rowan Botha

Contracting Manager

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Rowan works in Jumbari’s product team and has traveled extensively throughout his career. From the Netherlands to Namibia, Rowan’s travel experience has inspired him to create travel moments for others.