A Bit About Me

Growing up in Scotland and spending all my school holidays in the Hebrides, I was surrounded by marine life, and this became a big passion that continued throughout my life and career.

After graduating in Media Studies, I was always gasping to explore more of the world and embarked on a round-the-world trip which took me through Southeast Asia and on to Australia. It was here where I combined my love of photography and diving to work as an underwater photographer in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Following my time in the Southern Hemisphere I ventured to the Pacific Islands and then New Zealand, where I then decided to move. I based myself in the Bay of Plenty where my marine work focused on cetaceans, and I managed a business which allowed people to swim with dolphins. This fuelled my desire to work within wildlife tourism, with the conservation element becoming increasingly important. I used this as a platform to engage, inspire and highlight the threats posed to cetaceans and the importance of choosing natural wildlife travel experiences.

I came back to my roots in Scotland working for Whale & Dolphin Conservation and EcoVentures Dolphin Watching in the Moray Firth before making the move to sunny Brighton to serve as project manager for WhaleFest, an ocean event which raises awareness and funds for marine conservation. I fell in love with Brighton and the surrounding area so decided to stay, and following on from WhaleFest I now run my own charity focused on getting orcas out of captivity.

I have recently joined the team as Product and Sales Support. Natural World Safaris encompasses my love for travel, wildlife and conservation and I feel very privileged to be working in a job that allows me to utilise my skills and enthusiasm for all three.

Q & A with Rebecca

Where have you travelled to in the last 12 months?

Spain, Portugal, the Canary Islands and the Hebrides.

Where are you planning to travel in the next 12 months?

Norway to snorkel with orcas.

What is your first travel-related memory?

Going to visit my Grandparents on the Isle of Skye and spending all my time exploring rockpools.

Aisle or window seat?

Window seat – I love looking out of the plane when I'm landing somewhere new and exciting!

Do you have any travel habits or rituals?

Only to bring my camera gear for photo opportunities.

What are you most likely to splurge on while travelling?

Diving and whale watching trips.

What’s your favourite thing about working at NWS?

My favourite element about working for NWS is the fact we have wildlife and conservation at the heart of what we do. The buzz and passion from my colleagues is infectious and we have a great team of like-minded experts.

What do you like doing outside of NWS?

I love the outdoors so like to go camping at weekends. I am a big lover of the ocean and often sea swim or kayak.

If you could do just one NWS safari, which one would it be?

Very hard to choose but I would have to choose the Svalbard Polar Bear Explorer.

Is there a standout destination in your mind?

It would have to be sailing the Galapagos, exploring these amazing islands by sea. 

What is your best travel souvenir?

Photographs would be my ultimate travel souvenir.

What is the best travel advice you have received?

To keep an open mind and always respect the culture of the country you are visiting.

What is your spirit animal?

Orca.

What is your favourite thing about working/living in Brighton?

Brighton is a buzzing seaside city. I never feel trapped due to the coast and downs surrounding it. 

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We are destination specialists

Our team of specialists have extensive on-the-ground knowledge and have all lived, guided or explored in great detail the destinations that they sell. They will design your journey around you, at the right place at the right time.

We are wildlife specialists

As a leading specialist operator we have excellent partnerships with naturalists and conservationists. We know our wildlife and do what we can to preserve its natural habitat.

We really care about our destinations

At Natural World Safaris we frequently monitor the social, economic and environmental impact of our travel operations to ensure we are at the forefront of a sustainable and ethical tourism industry. 

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