Jessica van Schoor

Res Desks
Reservations: West Africa

Franschhoek office: As a woman in Africa I love what Classic Portfolio represents. We are ambassadors of African hospitality and it’s such a special feeling. Having the opportunity to share my love for my country, our continent and its people with the world is what makes me love what I do. We are more than just the news, we are diverse and there is so much beauty still to discover…

Responsibility: Managing client reservations.

Republic of the Congo & Central African Republic

WHAT WE LOVE: The Republic of the Congo is a former French Colony on the northern bank of the Congo River. Not to be confused with its neighbour, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), this Congo is calm, stable and rapidly developing as a leader in African affairs. Its modern history began with the late 19th century explorations of Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, the French expeditionary after whom the capital is still named. Rightly dubbed the 'Little Paris of Africa', the French influence is most tangible when walking through the streets of Brazzaville. The capital is one of the cleanest and safest cities in Africa, with vibrant streets lined with art, fabric stalls, flower markets, cafés and the smell of freshly baked baguettes from one of its many boulangeries. Odzala-Kokoua National Park is part of the second largest coherent rainforest area on earth, hence this piece of Central Africa has a significant impact on our global climate, and the existence of all life. The heavily forested landscape is characterised by networks of swamps, bais and rivers making it the ideal habitat for western lowland gorillas.

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Legendary Serengeti Mobile Camp

Explore a rich landscape of inky blue skies, burnt orange sunsets and the soft neutrals of the African savannah. Within the largest of Tanzania’s national parks is a promise of luxury with premier accommodations and superb service that are Legendary Serengeti Camp. Pitched as a split camp whereby one side of the camp will have 6 or 7 tents and the other side will have 5 or 4 tents, each half of the camp faces in a different direction and natural habitat ensures maximum privacy. Each camp is fully contained with its own lounge and dining facility. Six or more guests are guaranteed an exclusive camp. Smaller parties will have semi-exclusivity whereby another couple or small family may be booked into camp simultaneously. Each party wil..

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