Destination Specialist:
Dervla Pinto

Originally hailing from Toronto Canada, Dervla has spent much of her life living, working and travelling abroad. After making her way to 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 eventually made her way to the travel industry, where for the last several years she has delighted in designing unique trips for clients to her favourite continent. When not dreaming of her next safari, Dervla can be found with a book in her hand, savouring 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:

Kichwa Tembo_safari
May 21st, 2021
So you want to go on Safari: East versus Southern Africa

For many people, the thought of a safari in Africa evokes powerful images; an elephant silhouetted against the orange glow of a sunset, a lion with his mane softly blowing with the grasses of the Serengeti, or the dramatic river crossings of the Great Migration. You know you want to go to Africa, but with… Read Full Post

RockFig Safari Lodge_elephant
May 21st, 2021
A Typical Day on Safari

Sitting on the edge of your seat, binoculars heavy around your neck, camera in hand you watch breathlessly as a perfectly camouflaged leopard creeps slowly through the tall grasses toward a nervous herd of impala. Your heart races as you bear witness to this incredible wildlife encounter.  The thrill of the sighting and whatever the… Read Full Post

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