Alison has over 30 years’ experience in travel and has extensively travelled Asia, North America, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and beyond, exploring over 80 countries, and counting. She is most passionate about Africa – where – where she's recently been on gorilla and chimpanzee treks in Uganda – and is a source of knowledge for all things safari across Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Kenya.

India, too, is a country which Alison won’t stop recommending. Its vibrancy, exquisite cuisine, majestic palaces and sleepy backwaters are her top reasons, but spotting Bengal tigers at one of Rajasthan’s national parks also ranks highly.

Favourite country


Standout moment

Watching a huge Green Turtle lay eggs in Costa Rica’s Tortuguero beach

Top recommendation

Visit the salt pans of Namibia!

Ask me about

  • Taking a boat trip to Livingstone Island in Zambia for a special occasion
  • Enjoying afternoon tea at the famous, colonial Strand Hotel in Yangon
  • Quad biking in the Namib Desert
  • Heading into India’s beautiful Himalayan foothills
  • Catching a glimpse of the endangered wild dog

My travels

My stories

Amber fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan

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Once Upon A Time Deluxe Suite, ICEHOTEL 365 2017 (© Asaf Kliger)

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Rajasthani puppets in the Jaisalmer City Palace market

Two weeks in Northern India

Alison recounts her recent trip through some of India's most enticing sights in the northern states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, highlighting Jodhpur, Varanasi and Jaisalmer. From riverside prayers to luxurious living, her trip encompasses some of India's most enduring and enticing contrasts.