Susie Buckley

Susie Buckley

Worldwide Honeymoon Specialist

Your personal travel consultant, focused on delivering the best customer service in the industry.

Susie is happiest when chatting with clients to discover what will really make their trip the ‘perfect fit’ as she is a natural organiser and takes much joy from communicating with our clients and our local teams at hotels, lodges and camps throughout the world. She feels it is so important to match personalities to locations and this is where her detailed knowledge and passion of people and places comes in very handy!

On leaving university, Susie began her adventures in Meribel, France where she soon found herself emerged in the ‘seasonaire’ life and secured the position of a luxury Chalet host in Breckenridge, Colorado; flying off to the USA to complete the winter season there. Returning to Europe in the Spring, she then holidayed with family in Ireland, worked in the beautiful Tuscan countryside for the summer and after again catching up with the family in Spain, headed for Cairo where the next two years flew by in a haze of Arabic studies & her beloved books as she went about planning & stocking a brand new English language book shop in the ‘Las Vegas of the Middle east’. The next years were spent travelling down to Australia where she completed her TEFL teacher training and returning to the UK for a spot of Summer School teaching on the South Coast. In 2004 she took a position at Dial-A-Flight where she met Tarquin & they continued holidaying both together and independently with work to locations which included Thailand, India, New Zealand, Prague, Paris, Dubai and of course Tanzania. The rest, as they say is history (in this case Pure Zanzibar history and now the Pure Safari story).

Having worked and travelled abroad extensively throughout her 20’s, she is now a proud mother of two and looks forward to the new experience of holidaying with her children; showing them the beauty of the natural world and the cultures that live alongside & within it.

Susie believes every client is different and has their own ideals and expectations from their holiday. As such they should each have a professional assistant to advise, organise and research on their behalf every last detail to ensure peace of mind in travel and a heart full of happy memories from their trip, wherever it may be.

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Pure Safari Customer Reviews
  • 22-01-14 Guest Feedback - Kono Kono

    Hi Susie, We are back from Zanzibar and must say we enjoyed it immensely. Kono Kono was great, the location and ability to walk for miles on the beach was perfect It was quiet when we were there - only 5 or 6 rooms booked and that suited us well. The food was good and the wine selection excellent, overall prices were very reasonable, the road in - which I gather is better than the old one is a pain really, but you get over it. The staff were terribly helpful, although not what we are used to I cant really criticize, it is Africa after all.

    The housekeeping was the best I have ever seen, all up they probably spent more than an hour each day in the room. They re still new and there were a couple of things I would improve but I gather they are waiting for a shipment from Italy which will fix these minor things (music in the dining room, shade by the pool etc)

    Your drivers were great, arrived on time and all good

    So thats it, another holiday in the books, thank for all of your insight and attention to detail - your inside knowledge and expertise made for an awesome holiday - will totally recommend you and Pure Zanzibar

  • 03-03-13 Client Feedback - Mnemba Island

    Dear Susie,

    this is just to inform you that we have spent 5 beatiiful days on Mnemba Island- the organisation was perfect, the staff friendly, diving excellent.

    Thank you !

    Kind regards

    Ass.Prof. T.Mardesic, Prague, Czech Republic

  • 27-01-13 Client Feedback - Fundu Lagoon

    Hi Susie,

    Just to let you know that Fundu was absolutely fantastic.... we loved it. Arriving at Fundu was an experience.... it was blowing a gale and the tide was out, so the speed boat had to dock onto another cargo ship which meant that we had to climb over the cargo and lower ourselves down into a very unstable speedboat.... it was out of this world... I don't know how they got our cases into the boat it was all I could do to keep myself upright! Then we were given rain jackets and the cases were covered and we took off, getting absolutely soaked in the spray but it was so much fun.... luckily Hannes was on the same flight as us so we were travelling together otherwise I would have had serious misgivings as to where they were taking us...! No, they were all so friendly and looked after us with so much attention to detail. The connecting flights worked a treat, even though the Zanair we were booked on at 15.00 coming back home was cancelled, they called to let us know and Lizzie booked us on the next one... those little Cessna's are really out of this world with the runway's to go with them...just great.

    Kind regards,

    Nicola and Marc.

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