With over 15 years’ experience in many areas of tourism and hotel services, both front of house and behind the scenes, Bruce has been fortunate enough to travel and work in many countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Favourite Camp: Amara Selous
Favourite Lodge: Manta Resort
My Last Trip:
I took my Wife and Stepson to the Selous Game Reserve for three nights, then on to Pemba Island for seven nights with the last two nights in Zanzibar.
With a focus on specialist knowledge and exceptional customer service, Bruce has developed a portfolio of clients who now consider him to be their personal travel consultant, wherever they choose to travel. Bruce believes that travel is important in understanding ourselves and the culture we're used to. Meeting new people and experiencing different cultures can hold a mirror up to ourselves, helping us to appreciate what we have and what we still need to learn. He loves to seek out new destinations and experiences without compromising on quality and believes it's not about how expensive a holiday is, but the quality and authenticity of experiences you enjoy.
Having said that, he prefers to travel in comfort and style and with his experience in hotel services, is partial to luxury, fine wine and dining. What really makes Tanzania so special for Bruce is the genuine warmth and hospitality of the Swahili people. Tanzania is the perfect place to propose to your loved one, to spend your honeymoon or anniversary and the Zanzibar Archipelago will stay in the mind and heart for years to come.
He has recently achieved a lifetime ambition, to qualify as a PADI certified open water diver during his last stay on Pemba Island. His only worry is that he's already dived in one of the world’s most beautiful destinations and that other dive holidays might not quite compare.
I have so many wonderful memories of travelling in East Africa. Asking my wife to marry me while staying at Saadani Safari Lodge is a memory I will always cherish. Learning to dive around Pemba Island and the sunsets at Manta Resort before a sea food dinner on the beach under a canvas of stars is also something I will always remember. There is absolutely no light pollution and the Milky Way is so clear it almost looks like a cloud across the sky.