Ali Franklin

Being fortunate enough to have many overseas family holidays as a child, my job choice was almost a forgone conclusion and I joined a travel agency straight from school and have now clocked up over 30 years in the travel industry. I love that we have an extraordinary planet to explore which is now becoming more accessible to everyone and we can explore new and ancient cultures. Films such as Born Free and Gorillas In The Mist started my love affair with Africa, which is my first love and I have also travelled in Europe, Iceland, Oman, China, Hong Kong, Egypt, The Maldives, Thailand, Australia, California and quite a number of the Caribbean Islands. I love wildlife and try to take any opportunity to see wild animals in their natural habitat. I have adopted 2 orphaned elephants in Kenya which I have been lucky enough to visit.