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Sharleen Smith, Luxury Safari Consultant

22 years of experience in the travel industry and counting, Sharleen is our on-the-ground Safari Concierge based in Florida for Ker & Downey® Africa DMC.

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Born and Bred

Sharleen was born in Johannesburg and now lives in Florida, USA.

Highlight of her time at Ker & Downey® Africa

Sharleen prides herself in increasing the overall booking value on each booking closed during her time with Ker & Downey® Africa.

Travel Expertise

Sharleen is an expert at selling destinations including Kenya, Tanzanian, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. She has traveled extensively in these countries and has attended specialist courses on each. Although she is yet to travel to Uganda, Rwanda and Indian Ocean islands, she has also received training and completed courses in these destinations.

Sharleen’s favourite destination in Africa

Namibia – because of the ever changing landscape.

Sharleen’s Top 3 Recommended Safari Lodges & Hotels

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei

Phinda Vlei Lodge, Phinda game Reserve

La Residence, Franschhoek

Client Review

What a great presentation! I have never thought of giving an elephant as a gift to a client while traveling – only to friends and family back home. Superb suggestion and by all means a ‘must do’. You really are the best!”

Allen Mitchem, USA

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