At the age of 17, when going on a family holiday was seen to be totally 'uncool', Sarah was literally dragged to Africa. It was an experience that changed the direction of her life. On graduating from tourism college she winged her way back to Africa and spent 6 months traversing the continent. When the money ran out she returned to Australia to harass every adventure specialist travel agency until she was finally offered a position with The Classic Safari Company (then Hartley's Safaris & The Africa Travel Centre) in 1992. Twenty extraordinary years later Sarah is a co-director of The Classic Safari Company and has gallivanted across all seven continents. With a remarkable portfolio of adventures under her belt Sarah's passion is to create memorable and life changing experiences.
The Classic Safari Company
In 2012 The Classic Safari Company celebrates 20 years of tailor made, unique journeys to Africa and beyond. Their safari specialists have a genuine passion for travel, the wilderness and the creation of the perfect safari. They partner only with the premier safari camps, lodges and boutique hotels who offer exceptional hospitality, professionalism in the fields of guiding and conservation and who deliver an authentic wilderness experience. In Australia, their unmatched skill in arranging safaris to the world's exotic destinations ensures sophisticated, expertly crafted itineraries. Whilst the emphasis on Africa's natural splendours and unique wildlife remains, The Classic Safari Company is proud to have enhanced its collection of exclusive, rewarding wilderness travel experiences to incorporate travel through India, Latin America and the Indian Ocean Islands.