Destination Specialist:
Heather Deakin

Heather has always had a curiosity for different cultures and places, instilled early by a family history in aviation that led to a passion for flying and adventure at a young age. After graduating from university with a Psychology degree, this strong desire to travel continued and she spent some time in Europe before pursuing further studies in hospitality management. Heather was instantly drawn to the excitement of safari and developed a deep love of Africa after her first journey to Botswana and has been returning as often as she can ever since. She has spent the last decade traversing Africa and working as a destination specialist for the region, helping others realize their safari dreams. She loves elephants and some of her favorite moments on the continent include stunning sunsets over the savanna and soaring over the Okavango Delta in a small plane. When she is not traveling or planning trips, you will find Heather singing and playing her guitar, hiking with friends, curled up next to her cat with a good book, or enjoying a coffee shop at home in Toronto, Canada.

Languages Spoken:
English (native)

Posts by Heather:

March 17th, 2023
Which Side of Victoria Falls Should you Visit? 4 Things to Consider

Victoria Falls is an excellent addition to any Southern Africa itinerary, offering great contrast to both safari adventures and explorations into the history and culture of Cape Town. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a captivating mix of scenery, nature, wildlife, culture, history, and even adventure. Whatever your draw to the famous falls may be,… Read Full Post

June 4th, 2022
The 4 Unique Safari Areas That Make Botswana Special

Botswana is one of the best safari destinations in Africa, and my personal favorite. Often chosen or recommended as a second safari trip, I maintain that Botswana is also a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime safari choice. With its completely diverse regions, it can be hard to believe you’re still in the same country as you travel from… Read Full Post

Heather's Client Reviews:

Heather deserves 5 stars for putting together this bucket list trip for us on such short notice. Heather was knowledgeable about the countries and how much time we would need in each city and procured for us some amazing accommodations (locations, rooms and views). We truly appreciate Heather making our trip enjoyable and memorable! June Chung and Randall King
Outstanding. Doesn't get any better or more professional than Heather. Jan Dice and Larry Brasel

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