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Africasafari.co.uk

ATOL Registered – No. 10558
Members of ABTA – No. Y6104

Tel: 01279 704 135
E-mail: info@africasafari.co.uk

Trading address:
Aclass UK Ltd.
Endeavour House, 3rd Floor
Coopers End Road
Stansted
CM24 1SJ

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The team behind Africasafari.co.uk

Neil Smith

Neil Smith

Travel Consultant

Neil has varied career background which includes serving as a police officer, automotive upholstery technician and travel consultant. He possesses a passion for new travel experiences, exciting culinary discoveries and adventure holidays with the whole family.

He has spent time working and travelling in many countries, some of which include Germany, Denmark, Holland, Hungary and USA.

Some of his greatest travel experiences include overnighting in a Serengeti wild camp, visiting the David Sheldrick Elephant sanctuary in Nairobi, crossing paths with some very large crocodiles in Costa Rica and watching the sun go down over Cienfuegos Bay in Cuba with an oversize Mojito!

Neil is father to 3 children, enjoys watching and playing sports, as well as managing a local football team.

Ingun Hammersmark Nikolajsen

Ingun Hammersmark Nikolajsen

Travel Consultant

Ingun has worked at Africa Safari since October 2012 and is a Sales Manager for Norway. She originally trained as a physiotherapist, but is at her happiest when talking to travel-hungry customers.

Ingun’s heart beats for Africa, and she lived in Ethiopia for two years, where she taught at a local school. During her stay, she became quite adept at bartering with the taxi drivers in the local language, Amharic! She has also travelled in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia, and has enjoyed several somewhat unusual travel experiences. She has drunk coffee with tribal people in the Blue Nile Valley, visited the slums in Nairobi and been on a traditional hunt with a bow and arrow in Tanzania.

One of the highlights of Ingun’s safari in Tanzania was the hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti. Ingun has also stood on the top of Kilimanjaro and is happy to give tips and advice to those who dream of doing the same.

Ingun is married and has three children who are looking forward to going on safari!

Iida Väänänen

Iida Väänänen

Travel Consultant

Iida is a globetrotting Finn who has lived in many countries including Thailand and Greece, where she worked as a guide. She has an education in tourism and helps our Finnish customers find their way to their dream holiday.

Her love of travel and seeing new things is a force that has given her many unique experiences. She reminisces about breathtaking nights in the Thai rainforest and the Tanzanian savannah, where only canvas walls stood between her and the wild animals outside. She has also gotten up close to animals under the water, such as when she found Nemo while diving in the Phi Phi islands.

Overall, Iida has seen many exotic animals, encountered different cultures, and experienced the most gorgeous sunsets. In the future, she hopes to gain even more unique experiences with her significant other as her travel partner.

Lene Terp Clausen

Lene Terp Clausen

Sales Coordinator

Lene is our administration manager and has been part of the team since 2015. Lene studied communications and has previously worked in marketing and communications, both internally and externally. As an administration manager, Lene handles a variety of different tasks, such as guiding our affairs with an iron fist, working with internal project tasks, and handling customer feedback. She feels that dialogue with the customers, where she gets to hear their great, unique travel stories, is what makes her day fun and exciting. This fuels her own wanderlust and dreams about her next destination.

Lene can tick off many places on the world map, having travelled to the US, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China and Africa, to name but a few. Her greatest travel experiences include hiking on the Great Wall of China and bush camping at Ayers Rock in Australia. In the future, Cuba and Latin America are tempting, but who knows what may sneak into her travel itinerary until then.

Tanja Jensen

Tanja Jensen

Booking Specialist

Tanja has been in the travel industry for more than 15 years. She was away briefly to take a course in nutrition and health, but missed the industry too much and is now back with a vengeance! She loves the contact she has with the suppliers and airlines, as well as the challenges that this poses.

Tanja loves to travel herself, and had some of her best travel experiences in Brazil, Thailand and Tanzania. In Tanzania, Tanja had to push her own boundaries and say yes to grilled squirrel, taken down by the guide with a bow and arrow. Who could say no to that?

The next time Tanja is off, she will have her family, which now includes two lovely children, with her.

Anne Mette Arp-Nielsen

Anne Mette Arp-Nielsen

Booking Specialist

As a child, Anne Mette experienced Europe from the back seat of the family car, but in her teens, her passion for Latin America was born. Anne Mette has lived in Ecuador’s rainforest, Argentina’s metropolis Buenos Aires, Brazil’s southern beach paradise Florianópolis and Lima, the capital of Peru. She dances salsa and tango and speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Asia has, however, also been thoroughly explored, with lots of cookery courses, great diving experiences and temple visits.

Anne Mette loves to trek and to experience the countryside and wildlife at close quarters – and that goes for under the water, too, as she loves to dive in the warm water. The ideal combination is a lot of activity and then a little relaxation with a good book on the beach.

Jude Bommer

Jude Bommer

Booking Specialist

Jude is from the Netherlands and is responsible for booking tours, hotels and flights.

She has backpacked through Australia and New Zealand for one year, and prefers the adventurous, spontaneous and simple approach to travel: with a tent and a backpack. Along with her Danish husband, Jude has travelled around Asia for 4 months, and has witnessed the beauty and fascinating cultures of Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Nepal.

Jude lived in Aruba for 3 months whilst studying Sociology.

She has many good memories of trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal: it’s a fantastic experience to wander through the mountains and face physical challenges.

Jude sees it as a privilege to work in the travel industry, and looks forward to expanding her travel experience in South America and Africa along with her husband and children.

Rikke Holm

Rikke Holm

Operations Director

Rikke has many years’ experience of the travel industry and has been part of Aclass since 2010. She is responsible for the booking department, where the customer always takes centre stage.

Travelling means a lot to her, and over the years, she has enjoyed many trips to Asia, Australia, the US and most of Europe. She has travelled extensively her whole life because she loves the opportunity to experience new cultures and the feeling of freedom you get when you are away.

The best travel experience for Rikke is to take her family on an adventure and experience how it brings the family together. Good memories are a gift for life!

Rikke spends her free time together with friends and family. She relaxes at home with a game round the family’s table tennis table.

Winnie Sørensen

Winnie Sørensen

Product Manager

Winnie originally mastered in history, but has travelled most of her life. As a girl, she travelled through most of Europe on the back seat of her parents’ car, and as soon as she had finished sixth form, she packed her backpack and set off on adventure.

Her greatest travel experience is probably the time she stumbled over a baby giraffe in Africa. Or perhaps the sight of the sun glistening on the snow-capped Aconcagua. A wedding in Thailand also features high on the list – or a totally unplanned road trip through Texas. She loves contrasts. She loves getting behind the façades in the countries she visits!

Michelle Antonie

Michelle Antonie

Product Manager

Michelle started with us as an intern in 2012, continuing as a student worker. In 2015, she was taken on permanently in our product department, where she gets to work with what she loves, i.e. sharing her experiences in the form of putting together new and exciting tours.

Michelle has visited most parts of the world and has always derived immense joy from travelling. Even if it’s the second, third or fourth time she is visiting a destination, she returns home with new experiences and adventures in her backpack each and every time.

Travelling the world and meeting other cultures is an eye opener for how differently life can be lived. To travel is to live and to learn, and this has taught Michelle that it’s the little things in life that matter.

Christina Læssøe Christiansen

Christina Læssøe Christiansen

Product Manager

Christina has worked in the travel industry for more than 15 years, and over the past 10 years, she has devoted herself to working with travel production. It is both interesting and challenging to work with people from all over the world, and she loves putting together tours that she knows will give our customers a wonderful experience.

She started travelling as a young backpacker, and has been bitten by the travel bug ever since. She now has two lovely children who, thankfully, are happy to travel with her.

She loves nature and wildlife, but what fascinates her the most on the tours is how history is brought to life when you are standing on top of an ancient Mayan ruin in Mexico, for example.

Peter Frier Bak

Peter Frier Bak

CFO

Peter holds a masters in management accounting and his employment history includes seven years as a consultant at Deloitte. When he was at Deloitte, Peter was posted to London for 18 months, and worked on projects in Australia. Through his consultancy work, Peter has built up extensive experience in the world of finance.

Peter has primarily travelled in Europe, America and Asia, the highlight being a self-drive holiday from Vancouver to Banff and back, enjoying spectacular natural wonders on the way. His funniest travel experience was a trip to Borneo, where the locals mistook him for a professional badminton player and asked for his autograph! “I politely said no, but they insisted and so I had to write!”

Dino Karalic

Dino Karalic

Marketing Director

Dino has worked with marketing and commercial business development for more than 10 years, most of it in the travel industry. He attaches great importance to relevant, effective and unique marketing – and that our guests enjoy the experience of their lifetime, every time – as marketing doesn’t get better than that.

Dino has visited many of our destinations, and enjoyed a lot of amazing and unique experiences as a result. Getting a good night’s sleep is important to him and, according to Dino, the world’s best night’s sleep comes from sleeping in a tent camp in the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya.

He spends much of his spare time with his family, especially his two young children. However, he also finds time for his friends every once in a while – and, according to Dino, a trip to the gym or a jog by the sea are great ways to relax.

Trine Boesen

Trine Boesen

SEO Specialist

Trine is an SEO specialist who helps develop content for our websites and makes sure that they and the search engines speak the same language.

The first “real” trip Trine was on was two weeks’ interrailing through Europe when she was a sixth former. Since then, she has done the classic round-the-world trip, countless city breaks and charter holidays, not to mention six months in China in connection with studying Chinese at Aarhus University.

And China holds a special place in Trine’s heart. Her stay in the country provided some of her greatest experiences as well as cultural, personal and linguistic challenges. Today, her love of the language remains intact.

Claus Palmgren Jessen

Claus Palmgren Jessen

Managing Director

Claus trained in the transport and logistics industry, and has lived and worked abroad for eight years in Germany, China, Japan and Korea, among other places. Over the years, Claus has travelled in Asia, Europe, the US and Canada, as well as Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.

Claus became part of Africa Safari in 2012, and has, from day one, been passionate about ensuring that Africa Safari always does its absolute best to provide its customers with amazing experiences. His passion is to live up to the mantra of “giving our customers the travel experience of their lifetime”, and this must always form a central part of the day-to-day work at Africa Safari. As should a respect for the nature, wildlife and our partners at the destinations.

In his spare time, Claus prioritises his family, travelling to some of Africa Safaris’ exciting destinations, or a round of golf with friends.

Why travel with Africasafari.co.uk?
Why people choose us

We are always with you

  • Personal service by travel experts with first-hand knowledge
  • Dedicated booking team ensures a smooth journey
  • 24/7 assistance while on tour

100% convenience

  • Well-planned itineraries with thoughtfully selected highlights
  • All tours include flights, transfers and accommodations
  • Various options available to tailor your tour
  • Accommodation in great locations
  • Carefully selected local guides with comprehensive knowledge

Experience

  • Favoured by thousands of guests since 2006
  • All tours tried and quality checked by our own team
  • Long-term relationships with an extensive network of African partners

Best value for money & Full protection

  • We guarantee you the best prices
  • Excellent working relationships with our partners ensure the best quality and prices
  • We optimise our logistics and processes so you only pay for what matters the most
  • ATOL protected
  • Member of ABTA
  • Personal liability insurance

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