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Jessica Plumb


Jessica Plumb - Assistant Consultant

Specialist countries:

Tanzania

I completed a Geography degree at the University of Exeter and a Masters in Environment and Development from King’s College London, but perhaps most importantly I have a lifelong love of travel, wildlife and the outdoors. In between time at a sustainability charity and marketing international education programmes, I carried out biological fieldwork in Costa Rica, backpacked from London to Istanbul (taking the scenic route via the Balkans and Eastern Europe), explored The Caucasus’ and helped set up a social enterprise for young conservationists.

Prior to university I spent time in northern Namibia volunteering at a rural school, which sparked an interest in the continent and all it has to offer. A few years later I was back, but this time with four wheels (and a couple of spares) to undertake a rather bumpy Land Rover expedition across Botswana and the Okavango delta. It was this journey that really ignited my passion for the Southern African bush, and I soon began plotting my next African adventure.

Luckily, the wait wouldn’t be too long; I recently returned from a wonderful 6 months overlanding 32,000km from South Africa to Tanzania and back again, covering nine countries and visiting as many national parks en-route as possible.

Now back in London, I'm extremely excited to be training as a Tanzania specialist with Expert Africa.

Jessica's most recent Africa trips

Feb-2018
14 nights
“I was thrilled to return to Tanzania on my first educational with Expert Africa. We had a busy schedule, visiting most of the lodges we offer in the Ngorongoro Area and Southern-Central Serengeti, but we made time for wildlife en-route. The density of game was staggering - we saw over 25 lions in one day! I really enjoyed Lake Manyara National Park, due to it's small size it is often overlooked, but we saw great birdlife and can happily confirm the tree-climbing lions here are not a myth! For real insight into Masaai culture, make time for a boma visit. ”

Latest reviews from Jessica's travellers

“Cheetahs, cheetahs and more cheetahs”

Excellent

Tanzania

9 May to 20 May 2018