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Danalee May, Travel Consultant, North America

With over 22 years in the safari industry and 50 countries ticked off her list, Danalee is one of our most experienced luxury Travel Consultants at Ker & Downey® Africa DMC. Born in South Africa and based in California USA, Danalee’s passion for Africa and conservation is infectious, making her a great addition to the team!

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Born and Bred

Danalee was born and raised in South Africa and currently resides in California, USA.

Highlight of her time in the industry

Danalee always strives to create amazing journeys that literally change lives and create wow moments for her clients. However, a particular point of pride in her career is ensuring that all of her clients have returned home safely in times of crisis. Be it a coup in Mali, an unforeseen illness in remote Madagascar or all airports closing around the world in times of COVID.

Travel Expertise

Danalee has visited over 50 countries on six different continents and only Antarctica remains unexplored. She is an expert in travel to South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and Egypt. She can offer a fabulous 17 day Cape to Cairo itinerary!

Danalee’s favorite destination in Africa

Her favorite is always the last country she visited but, according to Danalee nothing tops South Africa! The warmth of the people and incredible game viewing cannot be outdone! However, she may be a little biased.

Danalee’s Top 3 Recommended Safari Lodges & Hotels

The Cape Grace, Cape Town

Four Seasons First Residence Cairo, Egypt

Jamala Madikwe, Madikwe Game Reserve

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