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Being born the daughter of David Attenborough (it’s true but he’s probably not the one you’re thinking of) Amy doesn’t believe she ever really had much choice about what direction her life would take. She grew up in the city of Durban, South Africa but for as long as she can remember nature has called to her. Whenever she could she would escape to the forests around her home barefoot and in search of chameleons and red duiker to befriend.
In 2010, after completing her Journalism and Media Studies degree, she followed that calling to the wilds of Southern Africa to become a game ranger. She planned to stay for a year but it turned into eight.
During that time she worked at Phinda Private Game Reserve, Ngala Private Game Reserve and Londolozi Game Reserve, some of South Africa’s most prestigious lodges. She travelled to Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, India and throughout South America in search of wildlife. Her greatest adventure was living in Gabon training local guides for a few months where strangely enough the highlight was being poo’d on by an unhabituated and agitated silverback western lowland gorilla from the canopy above.
Amy’s passion lies in the preservation of wildness, whether it be human, land or animal. Nature has been her greatest healer and teacher and as a qualified guide, Vinyasa and Yin yoga teacher and certified life coach, Amy is expanding the traditional scope of a safari; adding in the elements of yoga, meditation, mindfulness and personalised life coaching to create an experience and escape that nourishes and heals your mind, body and soul. Amy believes that as we remember our connection to the land and its wild inhabitants, we truly find ourselves in the process.