Meet your helpful tour hosts
We are proud to support local people and all of our Worldwide Escorted Tours are hosted by local tour hosts who either live in the area or have lots of experience touring the particular destination.
Your guide will help you discover each destination, and provide you with great holiday tips and fantastic memories as they share their passion and knowledge of their country with you.
Doug and Linda
Outback Australia, Driving Down Under
Doug and Linda were both born in New Zealand and moved to Australia in 1973. They’ve owned their own fifth wheeler and have toured around Australia for the last eight years.
Their favourite places to travel are the Great Barrier Reef, Inland Australia and the Kimberley in Western Australia.
First time hosts for the Club Doug and Linda look forward to providing our members with support, fun and lots of information on the areas you’ll visit.
David and Jenny
New Zealand Discovery, Outback Australia, Driving Down Under
David is a fourth generation New Zealander and for the last 25 years has enjoyed organising and leading many group tours mainly to rugby games in Australia.
Jenny was born in Somerset and has lived in New Zealand since she was 15, and worked in a small travel agency
David and Jenny have both travelled many times out of New Zealand with several trips to the UK & Europe, Asia, the Pacific Islands and of course, Australia.
Johan and Magda
A Tale of Three Countries
Johan and Magda have been touring extensively throughout South Africa and neighbouring countries like Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe to name a few.
They have a great knowledge on the nature and wildlife in Southern Africa, and have a passion for photography and pre-historic history in the area.
Johan and Magda have savoured many moments over the years and they can’t wait to share their experiences and the journey with you.
Kobus and Deidre
A Tale of Three Countries, Roads of the Rainbow Nation
Kobus and Deidre love camping and exploring the beautiful countryside of South Africa, which has a very special place in their hearts.
Meeting new people and showing them the wonders and beauty that their country has to offer, is something they both pride themselves on, because Africa is so unique in so many ways.
Kobus and Deidre enjoy sitting around a campfire under the stars and exchanging stories of the places they have been fortunate enough to visit.
Louis and Mariette
A Tale of Three Countries
Travelling and exploring Africa, is not only a passion for Louis and Mariette, but has been a way of life for many decades.
During their period in the corporate world, they regularly acted as hosts for International VIP groups in South Africa.
Sitting around a campfire at night will be one of the many highlights where you will have the opportunity to share travel stories and Louis and Mariette can teach you how to prepare and cook easy traditional South African dishes on an open fire.
Pierre and Helen
Roads of the Rainbow Nation
Pierre and Helen have been married for 28 years and love hiking, motorcycling, camping and exploring.
They are both passionate about the outdoors and have amassed over 40 years of tour guiding experience between them.
Besides guiding, Pierre is a qualified diver and loves exploring the beauty of the ocean, and Helen is a professional nurse who has been working in research for the last 20 years.
Pearl of the Indian Ocean
Richard is a young, enthusiastic and a fully Licensed National Tour Guide and Lecturer in Sri Lanka. He is an ex-banker who lives in Colombo who loves meeting new people and travelling and has a passion for exploring Sri Lanka and its waterways.
He has many many areas of expertise including wildlife, history, archaeology, local traditions, habits, cultures, and the lifestyles of Sri Lankans.
When Richard isn’t working, he volunteers with a charity that coaches school children and young adults on entrepreneurship and leadership skills.
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