Growing up on a safari lodge in South Africa meant that from a young age, Savannah was instilled with a deep love and appreciation for the natural world. Throughout her early years, she travelled across Africa with her parents, filming wildlife documentaries and working with various conservation projects. She spent much of this time living in tented camps in the Maasai Mara in Kenya and on the banks of the Luangwa River in Zambia, with lion and leopard cubs, and even the odd warthog, as her childhood companions.
Returning home, she completed her university degree in Cape Town, before packing her bags to live and work in Aspen, Colorado for a winter ski season before relocating to London. Here she set about exploring as much as possible, between working at a renowned branding and design agency and pursuing her love of creative writing.
Adventure called, and she took a few months off to go backpacking across Europe, followed by a stint of volunteering at an organic wine farm in Tuscany. Having realised her passion for travel, she returned to the UK to work in the industry, specialising in destinations across Africa and the Indian Ocean. After a few years, she took the plunge to return to her home country and qualify as a safari field guide, fulfilling a lifelong dream, before pursuing her interest in sustainability consultancy and communications and finally coming full circle to join the travel team at Pelorus.