About Us

At Distinctive Africa we specialise in Africa.
Our aim is simple – to provide truly memorable holidays tailored exactly to suit YOU.

Meet our Experts
  • Mike Bride


    Biography From lemur spotting in Madagascar, climbing Mount Kenya or rafting the Zambezi, Mike’s African adventures tend to be active and off-beat. That’s not to say he doesn’t like luxury, a plunge-pool selfie is normally a prerequisite of any trip!

    Mike Bride
  • Julia Nigh


    Biography Julia is the artist of the office, her work now occupies our office walls! She creates our quotes, using her artistic abilities to turn each one into a work of art. Having recently travelled to KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, she has come back with much enthusiasm for this beautiful continent.

  • Juliet Lodde


    Biography Juliet is our professional motormouth. Whilst we’re tucked away in the barn, she’s out and about banging the drum for Distinctive at travel agencies and events across the country. And she is one persuasive lady – we can still remember how quickly she convinced us that we needed her!

  • Jane Dennett


    Biography Jane joined us 4 years ago to manage our paperwork mountain. Being an ex civil servant she wields a mean spreadsheet and is now the calm centre at the eye of the admin storm.

  • Hilary Davenport


    Biography Hilary puts together our client booking documents as well as managing Africa quotes along with Mike. With every itinerary her eagerness to explore the wild and wonderful worlds of Africa grows. A recent trip to South Africa has kick started her enthusiasm for this amazing and diverse continent.

  • Polly York


    Biography As the newest member of the Distinctive team, Polly is making great waves in helping Hilary put together all the booking documents.

    Polly 2