A Bit About Me

I’ve worked as a graphic designer in the travel industry for many years and have developed a love of exploring. My role has both print and digital aspects and covers a variety of marketing and design tasks. I have volunteered for a wildlife charity which enabled me to get hands on with British wildlife, so by working for NWS I get to combine my passions and curiosity for travel, wildlife and creativity.

Q & A with Serra

Where have you travelled to in the last 12 months?

Hiking in Austria (Bad Ischl)

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

Mexico for the food, culture and marine wildlife. Italy is a favourite destination for a short cultural break.

What is your first travel-related memory?

I remember the first time I visited North Cyprus to visit family (my dad is Cypriot); it opened my eyes to different cultures, foods, smells and stunning Mediterranean landscapes. I felt like a different person when I came back home. That realisation of my foreign heritage and of a bigger world to explore.

Aisle or window seat?

Window for short-haul – to catch any interesting views. Long-haul I would opt for aisle as it's easier to get up and stretch my legs.

Do you have any travel habits or rituals?

I probably pack and re-pack a few times as I like to travel as light as possible.

What are you most likely to splurge on while travelling?

Eating out at restaurants – I like to experience the local food. But I also like to try new things, so if it’s something that I can only experience in that country, I will make every effort to try it.

What’s your favourite thing about working at NWS?

Working with people who share my passion for travel and wildlife.

What do you like doing outside of NWS?

I love getting out in the countryside or on the beach, whether it be a full-on hike or a walk to a country pub.

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

Either the polar expeditions or an African safari to see the Big Five. Both would be a trip of a lifetime and a totally new adventure for me.

Is there a standout destination in your mind?

There are too many places for me to choose from!

What is your best travel souvenir?

I bought two clay bulls in Peru that the local villagers use to put on their rooves to protect their houses. Memories and friends that I’ve made on my travels.

What is the best travel advice you have received?

To keep an open mind and leave room for spontaneity.

What is your spirit animal?

I got wolf – they are social, loyal and intelligent…

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

Being by the sea and the diverse options Brighton has to offer for food, art and live music.

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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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