A genuine travel enthusiast, Ed will be delighted to help you plan your next adventure!
From a young age Ed had a passion for travel and for the natural world. After leaving school Ed studied Social Anthropology and Philosophy at the University of Kent. Graduating with a First Class degree he went on to become a fully qualified teacher with a specialism in Religious Education.
Early travels took in the Americas and much of Europe, but Ed was always interested in travelling further afield.
After working as a teacher in many different schools throughout the South East of England, and contributing to ongoing research in educational theory, Ed set off on a series of adventures that were to last throughout much of his early adult life.
For several years he lived in the southern hemisphere, spending around 2 years in New Zealand and 2 years in Australia. In both countries Ed worked in the tourism industry, and continued his anthropological research.
Ed has also travelled extensively throughout South and South East Asia, again finding new and exciting places to explore and investigate. He has a particular love of the ocean and water sports and has visited an incredible amount and diversity of different beaches around the world.
Since returning to the UK on a more permanent basis around 6 years ago, Ed became one of the first members of the Pure Zanzibar and Pure Safari team, joining Tarquin, Susie and Nick in growing the company from humble beginnings in the shed in the woods where it all began.
Since joining Pure, Ed progressed naturally to Senior Sales Manager as the team grew, and also became involved with social media marketing and content development on the growing family of websites.
Ed has travelled to Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania on 4 separate occasions, flying all the main routes and spending a couple of weeks in Africa each time, taking in both safari and beach. With his partner, he has stayed in almost all the hotels in Zanzibar that we recommend, (for at least one night each time, and sometimes for longer!), and would be happy to share his first hand experiences with you.