Dear Madam, Sir,
With more than 20 years of experience in tourism, ecotourism and events organization, I am specialized in the creation (I would even say the design), arrangement, marketing and sale of touristic and eco-touristic tailor-made trips and safaris across Africa. I forged my experience primarily in Kenya, Tanzania and Southern Africa, and more recently in Senegal and Uganda. I am also a graduated as a nature guide of South Africa and did help to run camps and Lodges for several weeks on few occasions.
My years of experience in receptive agencies and tour operators initially, and then in the field as a nature guide and Tour Leader (also translator), mainly through Africa (Southern Africa, East and West Africa), but also Asia (India and Nepal) and north/south America, enabled me to form a varied and rewarding experience and to have a very specific expertise on the needs of travelers from all over the world nowadays.
Motivated and flexible, I know to show initiative and reactivity whenever possible and necessary. I am as comfortable in the field as in an office. Having held various and varied positions in the professional sector of tourism, I am gifted with a sharp mind, and a well-developed critical sense, both of which have allowed me to increase my ability to permanently analyze things quickly and constructively.
Highly positive person always looking for the good side of everything but yet always seeking to be and do better. Africa is in my blood and I cannot imagine my future professional life very far from it.
➢ In charge of creating tailor-made safaris for Africa, marketing and guiding for several french Tour Operators.
➢ Travel Blogs & book Writer
➢ International Consultancy
➢ Guiding across parks and reserves in Africa
In charge of the training of 40 touristic guides of the WAP (W National Park – Arly National Park and Pendjari National Park) complex (Benin – Niger – Burkina Faso)
➢ In charge of the organisation of the training course in Pendajri National Park
➢ Courses given : local fauna, ethology, guiding practices, communication with clients, conception and marketing of a touristic product
➢ Writing of a training support and a mission report
Project Manager - Consultant in eco-tourism for Sylvatrop NGO Senegal.
Construction of eco-touristic circuits in Sénégal, more specifically in the Sine Saloum Area.
➢ Identification and selection of local partners (Lodges, local guides, service providers)
➢ Sites’ inspections, trackings and identification of special places to operate for eco-tourism.
➢ Rates negotiation, costs and yield calculation
➢ Redaction of one detailed (day by day) program per circuit
➢ Marketing and sales to local and foreign customers
Expert Tour Consultant and Nature Guide for East African Eagle Ltd – Nairobi’s office, Kenya.
➢ Guide and Tour Leader for groups, individuals, tourism professionals on site inspections, or Incentive Groups in Kenya and Tanzania
➢ Quotations for tailor-made safaris in Kenya and Tanzania for French Tour Operators
➢ Production and Development of programs and activities « Off the beaten track » in Kenya and Tanzania, focused on Eco-Tourism, Nature Tourism and Spiritual Tourism
➢ Head seller for FIT Department
2017 Certification in Protected Areas Management in Africa – School Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne / IUCN
FGASA Level 1 Diploma of Nature Guide of South Africa specialized in mammals ethology
Bachelor’s Degree (3rd year) in Tourism in Management EPH School of Tourism, Paris – Option Product Manager – Specialization in Eco-Tourism and Sustainable Tourism
HND in Tourism, option creation and marketing of touristic products