Meet our team
Lisa Nel, General Manager: Product & Marketing
Born and Bred
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa where she completed her 3-year National Diploma in Tourism and a Diploma in Sales & Marketing.
Highlight of her time at Ker & Downey® Africa
Launching a new family safari division within the Ker & Downey® Africa Group (Jumbari Family Safaris) and helping clients on the path to sustainable African travel.
Although Lisa is an expert in all Southern and East African destinations her expertise lies with South Africa, Zanzibar, Namibiam Mozambique, Kenya and Botswana as she has traveled extensively to these destinations.
Lisa’s favourite destination in Africa
Botswana – there is nothing like witnessing the Delta floods and the surreal landscapes of this untouched destination.
Lisa’s Top 3 Recommended Safari Lodges & Hotels
Shamwari Eagles Crag Lodge, Shamwari Private Game Reserve
&Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge, Phinda Game Reserve
Leopard Beach, Mombasa
“Lisa was super helpful during this entire process! We were booking quite close in and Lisa gave great suggestions, modifying our itinerary to see more sights. I was especially impressed by holding the rooms prematurely and the quick responses even at late hours. I’ve never had someone be this proactive; thank you so much!”