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Marina Balashova, Senior Travel Consultant, Central and Eastern Europe

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Marina holds a degree in tourism and hotel management and joins the Ker & Downey® Africa Central and Eastern Europe DMC with 14 years of specialized experience in the industry.

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Born and Bred

Moscow, USSR

Highlight of her time in the industry

Marina’s highlight of working in the travel industry is creating unforgettable experiences and seeing clients coming back again and again, with their friends and family in tow.

Travel Expertise

Marina has traveled to Egypt, as well as the Indian Ocean island paradises of Seychelles and Mauritius. She has plans to do a lot more traveling in Africa in the near future… Watch this space!

Marina’s favorite destination in Africa

Marina loves South Africa and especially loves the bush and discovering new luxury safari lodges for her discerning clients.

Marina’s Top 3 Recommended Safari Lodges & Hotels

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge, Kruger Park

Waterside at Royal Malewane, Kruger Park

andBeyond Phinda Forest Lodge, Phinda Private Game Reserve

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