Meet our team
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.
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.
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
“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