Born & bred in Holland, lived and worked for 18 or so years in England, and now I am living my dream in Cape Town – probably the most beautiful spot in the world. I hold a PhD in Environmental Management, but I found my true passion in sustainable tourism. As an avid traveller, I founded Baobab Travel in 2002, a pioneer in designing tailor-made and responsible holidays to Africa. Baobab Travel was also one of the first operators certified by Fair Trade in Tourism. I now apply my sustainability expertise to help other tourism businesses to travel the road to sustainability through the Green Girls in Africa.
I travel extensively throughout eastern and southern Africa, discovering unique, off-the-beaten track, and meaningful tourism products. I take great pleasure in sharing some of those amazing experiences with you through my blog and other social media platforms.
Life philosophy: Step out of your comfort zone and discover the magic!
Chole Island - Tanzania
DRC to experience the gorillas
Running my own Fair Trade in Tourism certified tour operating business
Experience - Learn - Inspire