Melinda Fourie

Res Desks
Reservations: Chem Chem Safaris

Franschhoek office: Melinda loves the African sun and the magnificent nature that surrounds her. She is passionate about making someone's dream holiday become a reality, and when asked what she loves about working for Classic Portfolio she replies with a smile "being part of a company that has a heart for sustainability and conservation makes working with the all-girls team a dream!"

Responsibility: Managing client reservations.

Kenya

WHAT WE LOVE: Kenya is the one country that offers everything. From the fun and funky capital city of Nairobi to the pristine beaches along the coast - Kenya offers fantastic diversity. The gorgeous Laikipia with its lush landscapes is crowned by its vast conservancies, the arid Northern Frontier which is home to the colourful and proud Samburu is an experience best complemented by the open plains of the Mara. Kenya's savannahs are rich with game, the cultural encounters are authentic, and the dramatic landscapes characterised by equatorial forests and mighty snow-capped mountains. Safaris have been the mainstay of Kenya’s tourism for many decades and it also rates as one of the top five bird-watching destinations in the world.

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Mfuwe Lodge

Mfuwe Lodge has 18 air-conditioned chalets (2 suites, 3 family rooms and 13 double & twin rooms) and a new 2-bedroom Director's House, perfect for families, all set underneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany and arranged around two lagoons. In November, the local elephants regularly wander right through the lobby, lured by a nearby wild mango tree. Whether you’re staying at Mfuwe Lodge before or after an adventure to the bush camps or enjoying some time as a family in the Director’s House, its laidback charm with enviable surroundings is the ideal setting for a relaxed and prolific safari. All chalets have their own private decks and are equipped with en-suite showers, twin wash basins and toilet. Suites have a king size..

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