Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures. She highlights a dugout canoe trip in Zaire (now DRC) as one of her most memorable trips, camping with villagers on the riverbank. She believes that trying new things is the key to exciting travel.
We are a small team of travellers, with a surprising level of knowledge about the places we sell. We've all made travel our life, and we love it. We each travel a lot ourselves, and this fact (plus our absolute enthusiasm for the places we know) means that we can offer you real expert knowledge.
Our expert knowledge means that you get the holiday that is really right for you.
Directors Amanda & Guy Marks lead the team, but everyone has a unique role and unique knowledge.
We are based in the barn of an old farmhouse in rural Suffolk, and all live locally. Unless we've gone to the pub, at lunchtime you'll find us in the organic garden, orchard or by the duckpond!
You're very welcome to visit us if you're passing by, but in the meantime, let me introduce everyone ...
Guy first caught the travel bug (amongst other things) when he drove from the UK to Cape Town in the early 80’s. His early career saw him involved in agriculture and culminated with a stint in the city as a commodity broker before he threw in the towel and made travel his life.
Hannah has been part of the Africa team since August 2008 where she continues to build on her already extensive knowledge of a continent that she is truly passionate about. Hannah's love of Africa started in her early teens after a family holiday to Kenya.
Tracy joined the team in October 2009. Having been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins. After studying Leisure & Tourism at university, she began her travel career in travel. Her delight at being able to plan the perfect trip for one of her clients is palpable.
Being a former architect, Paul takes an avid interest in the buildings of the areas he specialises in, particularly the minarets! He has been in the travel industry a long time, and covers South America, Asia and the Middle East for us. He's generous with his considerable knowledge.
As Tribes admin Guru, Polly is the 'flight control deck' in the office - with her desk of executive toys and colourful spreadsheets, she keeps us all organised and helps everyone ... basically Polly runs the world!