Rene Gliddon

- Adventurist

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A bit on Rene

In addition to being a veteran explorer and one of our most seasoned Adventurists, Rene is also at the forefront of our conservation initiatives. Her passion for the conservation of African wildlife and the environment makes her our go-to Adventurist for sustainable travel itineraries.

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Walking safari

I travel because I love experiencing other landscapes, experiences and cultures.

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A quick Q+A

Rene shares some tricks of the trade

  • Favourite lodge/hotel in Africa?

    "Dulini River Lodge"

  • Favourite African experience?

    "Walking safari with elephants at Ulusaba"

  • I travel because…

    "I travel because I love experiencing other landscapes, experiences and cultures."

  • When I'm not planning adventures for my clients...

    "When I'm not at work I am hiking in the Western Cape mountains, wine tasting or programming."

  • Best piece of travel advice?

    "Pack light!"

  • Where would you like to travel to next?

    "I would love to go to Botswana and the Amazonian Rainforest."

  • What gear do you never travel without?

    "A light, foldable travel backpack, and a portable charger."

  • Favourite quote?

    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sail. Explore. Dream. Discover."

  • Favourite drink?

    "Cabernet Sauvignon or a mojito."

  • What one thing do you want to do before you die?

    "Dive the Great Barrier Reef, and trek through the South American jungle."

  • Top Wildlife (favourite wild animal)


Rene's top trips

LuxVenture® Trip

South Africa Rhino Conservation Expedition

Take the once in a lifetime opportunity to assist in the conservation of the endangered rhino.

Duration 9 Days
Price from $6,873 - $7,994
When May - Sep
LuxVenture® Trip

Liuwa Plain + Kafue National Park Safari

This conservation inspired safari takes you to Zambia's off-the-grid National Parks including Liuwa Plains and Kafue National Park.

Duration 7 Days
Price from $9,193pp
When Jul - Oct
LuxVenture® Trip

Rwanda, Botswana + Mozambique LuxVenture®

Experience gorilla trekking, big game safaris and island adventures in the ultimate safari covering three top destinations in Africa.

Duration 18 Days
Price Price on request
When Jun - Oct

Meet the Adventurists

Meet Kayleigh

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Kayleigh is one of our Adventurists - claiming the title without a doubt. She has ticked off some pretty epic bucket list items, read more about her adventures here.

"Thanks again Kayleigh - it was awesome dealing with you, and the contact we had with you during the trip was a real comfort. We will definitely be back in Africa"- Katrina Husclebosch

Meet Sarah

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Sarah is potentially our most epic adventurer. If there’s something adrenaline pumping, she’s done it or planning to do it. Sarah’s a world travelling adventurer that’s all about the experience and the ride.

"Thanks for all your help. We are looking forward to a great experience thanks to you."

Meet Emma

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With adventure solidly engrained in her soul Emma loves trying new things, experiencing new cultures and taking on new challenges. Emma puts together trips of a lifetime for her clients with unmatched care and professionalism.

"Your involvement in our trip and planning as if you were going on this trip really touched me. Its the personalisation you have demonstrated from the very beginning." - Anu, USA

Meet Johanna

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Johanna is a positive and hardworking member of our German division. Being both well travelled and a people’s person Johanna puts together incredible trips for her German clients from smaller groups to very large incentive travel groups.

Meet Patrick

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Patrick is one of our most experienced Adventurists. Working in the German division, Patrick creates and delivers five star FIT experiences to primarily South Africa.

Meet Marcelo

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Marcelo is one of our most seasoned adventurists. Having planned world class experiences for South American clients that include royalty, politicians and celebrities, if you’re looking for the best of the best, he’s your man.

"Marcelo Novais of Ker & Downey Africa organized a superb safari for us this past May/June 2017" - Peter King, USA