Candice Heckel

Product Manager

Africa travel experts - Candice Heckel

My Story
I started my life at Down Under Endeavours/Africa Endeavours in February 2008. A very close friend was employed here and told me Corinne was looking to hire. I loved to travel and was looking for a change, and it all just fell into place. Back then there were just 3 of us, so it has been exciting to watch the company grow to where it is today. We’ve changed offices and quadrupled in size, but our fundamental philosophies have remained the same, and after nearly 9 years, I still love coming to work every day.

My Style of Travel
My favorite travel experiences usually revolve around fantastic cities, amazing wildlife experiences, and phenomenal food and wine. I also prefer the intimacy of a luxury boutique hotel to the hustle and bustle of larger accommodation. This is especially true when staying in a busy city.

Favorite Destinations
The Serengeti in Tanzania is one of my favorite destinations, with its large herds of game found no where else. I love the Green Kalahari in Southern Africa for its unique wildlife and stunning sceneries, and Cape Town in South Africa is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

When I’m Not Traveling, I…
Am cruising around my neighborhood, Andersonville. As much as I love to travel, Chicago is still my favorite city on earth (even in the winter) and I love spending time enjoying the city with friends and family.