Before the age of 12, Pamela had already lived on four different continents.
Born in the US to Dutch parents, the family migrated to Johannesburg when Pamela was just three years old. This instilled in her an unwavering love for Africa and safari travel. Despite departing for the Far East, followed by a return to her European roots where she undertook her school and university education, the draw of the African landscapes never abated, and she regularly returned to the continent that had captured her heart.
After concluding her university studies she divided her time between working, travelling and competing internationally as an equestrian three-day event rider but in 2009 decided to move to Africa permanently.
Returning to South Africa, Pamela gained her guiding qualifications in Kruger National Park, but eventually chose the watery landscapes of the Okavango Delta as her home, where she was employed as an equestrian guide. As she recalls of her decade-long career in Botswana, “some of my most memorable, at times heart stopping, encounters with elephant and lions happened whilst guiding on horseback and I truly think it’s a fantastic way to experience the bush.”
Expanding her knowledge and experience of safari travel, she also spent time working as a guide, camp manager and project manager in the realm of conservation, continually exploring new areas and properties offering phenomenal and authentic African experiences creating memories that will last a lifetime.
This intrinsic knowledge enables Pamela to offer an extensive depth of personal wisdom and advice to clients, particularly for Zambia, Botswana, South Africa and horse riding safaris.
Why Rothschild Safaris? I have an incredible love for the African continent, its wildlife and its people and want others to be able to experience the joy that visiting Africa brings. What better way to do that than as a product and client experience manager for Rothschild Safaris, ensuring the best properties are matched with the clients’ needs and expectations? Being able to do so with like-minded colleagues is the cherry on top.