Destination Specialist:
Dervla Pinto

Originally hailing from Toronto Canada, Dervla has spent much of her life living, working and traveling abroad. Having explored 72 countries on 6 continents, it is always Africa that calls her back. After studying at University in Tanzania and traveling over land from Cairo to Cape Town, she made her way to the travel industry, where for several years she has delighted in designing unique trips to her favorite continent. When not dreaming of her next safari, Dervla can be found with a book in her hand, savoring a new craft beer, exploring the city on her bike, sitting happily in a park or competing with her pub trivia team.

Languages Spoken:
English

Posts by Dervla:

February 3rd, 2022
6 Places to Sleep Under the Stars in Africa

The sky is big in Africa, bigger than you can grasp sometimes, and at night, in the absence of city lights, the bush comes alive in a symphony of sounds and starlight that is too good to miss. The dark corners of earth are getting harder to find with so much light pollution globally, but… Read Full Post

January 31st, 2022
Gorilla Trekking: A Guide

The sound of rustling, or perhaps a stick breaking, clearly interrupts the other forest noises, and your adrenaline surges. You have just come across a group of mountain gorillas, and the memory of every exertion, every bead of sweat it took to get here melts away as you settle in for one of nature’s most… Read Full Post

Dervla's Client Reviews:

Can't say enough positive things about Vaya Adventures & especially Dervla Pinto! She treated me like I was one of her millionaire clients & gave me exceptional service! A.J. Cannon, AZ
Dervla did an incredible job of walking us through this journey and helping to craft a trip that fit our wishes exceptionally well. She was so fun, professional, thoughtful, detailed and effective. Look forward to going back to Africa and having Dervla craft us another gem! John Batug, CO
Dervla Pinto was very instrumental to getting our trip the way we wanted. She was very attentive to our needs. Paul Avitable, CA

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