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The Team

Who We Are

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Craig Howes

Founder & Editor

Born in Limpopo South Africa, Craig has always been passionate about telling Africa's story. Can typically be found behind the camera. 

2020 World Safari Influencer of the year.

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Shaun Stanley

Co-Founder & Safari Expert

Shaun has been exploring Africa from the time he was born. His parents loved camping and going on safari. So from an early age, Shaun was exploring the deserts of Namibia, the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, and Mana Pools in Zimbabwe.

It is from these adventures that Shaun grew to love wildlife and to be on safari, so it was no coincidence that Shaun became a safari guide, working in Zambia and Zimbabwe before heading to the UK where he lived for over 12 years. During this time Shaun travelled to over 60 Countries, but it was always Africa that had the biggest draw on him.


 After working for a luxury wildlife tour operator in the UK, Shaun moved back to South Africa where he worked for one of the biggest safari companies designing luxury safaris throughout Southern and East Africa. After a short stint there, Shaun headed up the Sales and Marketing for one of the top safari camp operators in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana until he finally started his own Safari Company called Stanley Safaris.

Shaun uses his many years of exploring Africa and selling luxury safaris, to create some of the most exciting safaris for his guests, including walking safaris, family safaris, honeymoon safaris, helicopter safaris, primate safaris and general luxury safaris.

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Farirai Sanyika (Fari)

Content Creator

Fari aka Gophari is a joyful solo traveller based in Johannesburg, South Africa who encourages those curious about solo travel through inspiring and informative content.

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Amber Hunter

Safari Writer and Story Teller

Amber is a writer specialising in the luxury travel and lifestyle industries. Born in South Africa, Amber is particularly interested in sustainable travel and exploring destinations where culture and wildlife converge. With a background in tourism, Amber is discerning and inquisitive when exploring new destinations, intent on uncovering new stories and voices to create thoughtful content for global audiences. Amber also owns a copywriting studio in Melbourne, Australia.

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Sarah Kingdom

Content Writer

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, before moving to Africa at the age of 21, Sarah Kingdom is a mountain climber and guide, travel writer, yoga teacher, trail runner, and mother of two. When she is not climbing, travelling or writing, she lives on a cattle ranch in central Zambia. She guides trips regularly in India, Nepal, Tibet, Russia, and Ethiopia, and takes climbers up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro numerous times a year.

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