Ra D'Arcy Clark - Director of United States Relations
“I cannot think of many things that beat a holiday… in fact, I honestly can’t think of anything. With that in mind, surely, it is a no-brainer to tailor your holiday specifically to you; to ensure the time you have away is an uninterrupted and unparalleled heaven… and hopefully this is where we come in.”
My personal holiday ‘ingredients’ are fairly simple; active adventure followed by idle, guilt-free relaxation. I like to get out and explore, and if this involves, heading out on a horse, on foot, bike, or canoe… even better. After this, I want undisturbed sun, sea and reading time… You, on the other hand, may be after something wholly different and with any luck we will have fun creating the optimum experience.
Having worked in travel for the last 9 years I’ve travelled all over the world and my speciality has predominantly been Africa. I’ve returned from each trip marvelling at the sheer diversity this one continent can offer. From riding across the plains of the Masai Mara, trekking with the Gorillas in both Rwanda and Uganda, enjoying the pristine and utterly deserted beaches of Madagascar, to (possibly slightly less tempting) running the Marathon des Sables in April 2018. The possibilities are endless. That said, subsequent trips to Colombia, India, Belize, Jamaica, Cambodia and even Scotland have only gone to show that the world is quite literally the most exciting place and it’s ours to discover.
Personal Highlights: Skiing ‘first tracks’ in Aspen, elephant trekking in Cambodia, sky diving in Australia, cave diving in Honduras, bone fishing in Cuba, camel trekking in the Mathews Mountains in Kenya, diving in the Red Sea, horse riding Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and finally Auschwitz in Poland which will sound like an extraordinary thing to list as a ‘highlight’ as it is a deeply sad but wholly moving experience and one I think everyone should do once in their lives. Closer to home these European cities are some of my real favourites: Copenhagen, Budapest, Porto, Amsterdam (my mother is Dutch!), Istanbul and Berlin.
Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Morocco, Djibouti, Egypt
Europe: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Holland, Hungary, Turkey, Greece, Poland, Germany, Belgium
Asia and Australasia: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, India, Malaysia, Sinagpore, Australia
Americas: The USA, Colombia, Honduras, Belize, Jamaica and Cuba
Perk of the Job:
It doesn’t get much better than speaking to clients on their return to hear that they have had a wonderful time. And then it probably goes without saying but discovering new and exciting places, whilst, more often than not, staying in some pretty spoiling camps and lodges.