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Caren’s life has never been routine…

She was born in the city that is always a good idea (Ah, Paris!) to an American father and a South African mother. Her family moved to Zimbabwe and then South Africa where she grew up. Caren now resides in the USA.

To say Caren is obsessed by travel to the exclusion of everything else is like saying Roger Federer occasionally enjoys bouncing the odd ball about. There is no cooking, no knitting, no quilt making, no collections, no over-achieving sports… there is only travel.

And every time she goes anywhere, she promptly falls in mad passionate love with that new place. Caren has spent her life traveling and her experience is unrivaled in the travel world. She has guided 300 guests to the very remote Mangaia in the Cook Islands for a solar eclipse and has been very involved in research for the incredibly successful ‘1,000 Places to See Before You Die’ books.

Caren’s interest has always been in custom designed Safaris for the most discerning of guests and she is utterly committed to conservation and community upliftment through travel. Her credentials are all impeccable. But, while her encyclopedic knowledge of every destination ensures seamless travel, it is her enthusiasm that adds a little magic to every itinerary she plans. 

Caren says:

My current passion is… really, truly, all things travel, and it always will be. I cannot remember a time when I had a different passion. When I am not traveling, you can find me reading a good book, catching the latest movie, or being politically active (it’s so important).

I have wandered to…South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Australia, New Zealand, Cook Islands, Indonesia, China, Mongolia, Canada, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Belize, Guatemala, Netherland Antilles, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, Austria, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.

These places inspire me… I am not joking when I say I want to live in every place I have ever traveled with one exception that I will not name here. I am inspired by everything when I am in a new place!  

Memorable moments… Honestly, I don’t even know where to start. I have been fortunate to live fully with many deeply enriching and memorable moments to recall. I simply cannot choose one as it would slight all of the wonderful people with whom I have shared other favorite moments.

Why Rothschild Safaris?… Rothschild Safaris has a great owner, that’s my number one thing that makes working here enjoyable.  As a result, she has attracted the top travel professionals world-wide who all respect each other. We love sharing information while coming up with fresh new ideas and itineraries.  Everyone who works at Rothschild is part of a tight, well-oiled, team. We absolutely love what we do, and it shows.