Friendly, outgoing and passionate, Chloe has brought a great buzz to the Sun Safaris team. She's a true outdoor girl secretly obsessed with lions and other wildlife. She's a free-spirit with a good sense of humour and fantastic work ethic.
Why I Love Going on Safari
I swapped city life for a sleepy town in 2015 and have never looked back! When I left Cape Town for the safari hub of Hoedspruit, I planted my African roots and my enthusiasm for safari and wildlife experiences continued to grow. With easy access to the Greater Kruger Park, I accumulated many game drives and bush walks, and the joy I found along those wild tracks continued to nurture my passion. Over the years, I've travelled in Africa more than anywhere else in the world because nowhere offers a greater feeling of contentment to my soul than seeing wide, open spaces and hearing only the sounds of nature. I consider myself lucky to know what it feels in the presence of elephants, to watch thunderstorms roll in and know that summer has arrived, and to look up and see a sky bright with stars.
My Best Sightings
One of the most highly anticipated safaris of my life was a journey to Uganda. I had never seen mountain gorillas and I was trying hard not to let my expectations sky-rocket because these great apes are wild, the jungle is thick, and there is no guaranteeing a sighting. Well, it turned out I could have increased my expectations tenfold and I still wouldn't have been disappointed! We got to spend a precious hour with a magnificent silverback who settled so close to me I could have touched him, many black-backed males, and even more females mothering their youngsters. One very curious and animated toddler really performed for our cameras, demonstrating an uncannily child-like behaviour. Cheeky, yet shy. This hour in July of 2017 stands out above the rest for me!
Regions / Game Reserves I Have Visited
Safari Destinations I've visited
Kruger National Park; Sabi Sand; Greater Kruger - Manyeleti, Timbavati, Klaserie, Balule; Mapungubwe; Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park; Shamwari Private Game Reserve; Addo Elephant Park; parts of the Karoo, West Coast, Garden Route, Wild Coast.
Royal Hlane National Park
Etosha National Park; Damaraland; Waterberg Plateau National Park.
Central Kalahari Game Reserve; Chobe National Park; Savuti; Linyanti; Makgadikgadi Pans; Okavango Delta; Moremi Game Reserve; Khwai River.
Gonarezhou National Park; Mana Pools National Park; Victoria Falls
Tofo; Zavora Bay; Guinjata Bay; Morrungulo
Victoria Falls; Lower Zambezi National Park; South Luangwa National Park.
Senga Bay, Lake Malawi
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest; Kibale Forest National Park; Queen Elizabeth National Park; Murchison Falls National Park; Lake Mburo National Park; Lake Bunyonyi; ZIWA Rhino Sanctuary.
Out of Africa
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Bali and Komodo Islands
England and France