Vanessa Massey

Luxury Travel Designer

Africa travel experts - Vanessa Massey

My Story
I am an Aussie born and raised in Sydney, where I studied and worked as a dietitian. In 2014, I decided to take the plunge and move to Chicago. I then got into the travel industry after seeing the job posted on the Australians in Chicago Facebook page. Now, I’ve been at Down Under Endeavours/Africa Endeavours for 2 years.

My Style of Travel
I love to get in and immerse myself in the country and wildlife. I have to say my favorite way to safari is a walking safari.

Favorite Destinations
Rwanda for chimp and gorilla trekking, Uganda and the Ishasha region of the Queen Elizabeth National Park to see the tree climbing lions, Zambia for amazing walking safaris, and Franschhoek in South Africa for the amazing wines.

When I’m Not Traveling, I…
Am usually outdoors! You can find me running along the lake, picnicking in the park, or relaxing with a few beers in a beer garden. (Can you tell I’m not used to the Chicago winters?)