Julian's first trip to Africa as a schoolboy was rudely terminated when his mum refused to sign the permission form on the grounds that he was going to catch a heinous disease and die. Despite this less than promising beginning the call of Africa could not be denied, and he is now a frequent traveller to the continent.
Julian cut his travel-planning teeth in the offices of Let's Go Travel, publishers of the Let's Go travel guides, and is certified as a South African Fundi (expert). Photography is one of Julian's passions when on safari and he will go to great lengths in the name of the perfect shot, including being duct-taped into a doorless helicopter over the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The risks have paid off and he has won awards for his photography, with exhibitions in Europe and the United States including the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. He also serves on the boards of a number of Africa-focused charities and was a founding board member of Teach With Africa. Julian has made it his personal mission to introduce as many camps as possible to his sundowner of choice: hot chocolate and Amarula, and remains resolutely free of heinous diseases.
Julian is the founder of Timeless Africa and heads up the office in London, England. Timeless Africa specialises in creating tailor-made journeys to the finest destinations in Southern, Central, and East Africa and the Indian Ocean, including Botswana, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda. Uganda, Victoria Falls, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and the Seychelles. Timeless Africa focuses on bringing their clients the best that Africa has to offer, in small intimate camps and lodges set in exclusive wilderness areas undisturbed by mass tourism.