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
  • 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.

  • Jane Dennett


    Biography Being an ex-civil servant, Jane wields a mean spreadsheet and is now the calm centre of the Distinctive operations.

  • Hilary Holland


    Biography Linguist Hilary, combines a keen eye for detail with an infectious enthusiasm for travel. Her recent trips to South Africa and Kenya have fed her interest in this amazing and diverse continent.

  • Polly York


    Biography With a degree in Zoology, the Distinctive team’s newest member is our in-house wildlife expert. A perfect fit for the team, Polly has a passion for wildlife conservation and memorable holidays.