Author Jenni Saunders

Jenni Saunders was driving Landrovers at Mombo in Botswana before she was 20 and has been a safari enthusiast ever since. At Portfolio of Places she assessed standards for hotels and safari lodges throughout southern Africa, eventually owning a five-star guest lodge in Knysna. She managed and helped develop lodges all over southern Africa for Wilderness Safaris before returning to Cape Town to develop Getaway Magazine’s travel business. Jenni worked with Africa Geographic Magazine for eight years developing the Safari in Style series of books, before moving on to assist Wilderness Safaris in their creative marketing direction. She started a niche tour operating business, Villas&Africa (, specialising in family travel and exclusive-use safari lodges. She juggles tour operating and consulting in tourism marketing with caring for two wild boys and wildlife photographer husband, David Rogers.