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Ethan designs and guides private journeys throughout East Africa and has been doing so for nearly a decade. He visited Virunga after meeting Sarah and Cai and was convinced it is one of the most magical places in Africa. His experience as a private guide in Eastern Africa ensures that not only your trip to Virunga will be inspiring but that your entire multi-country experience including Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo, will be just as exciting!
Simone van Iperen
Digital Content Manager
Simone is born and bred in Africa, haling from Zimbabwe having studied sports marketing and management, allowing her the opportunity to work in many areas of sports development and events. This career enabled her to travel around Africa where her enthusiasm for the great outdoors was nurtured, and naturally, led to tourism. Simone's deep passion for adventure, animals and people developed with time and she believes that the respect for culture and people comport well with the preservation of our beautiful planet and its animals.
Judith was born and raised in the Netherlands where she studied Public Relations & Communications and Sales & Marketing. After 11 years working for a major international transport company, Judith decided to embark on a new adventure and moved to Arusha (Tanzania) in 2008. Now, with more than 10 years experience working within the safari industry, Judith enthusiastically creates adventure trips for travelers wishing to experience beautiful and unique African destinations.
Frederike is the newest member of the IJ team and has experienced different sides of the safari business. Originally from Holland, where she worked as a safari consultant, she has been traveling trough East and Southern Africa. She worked in South Luangwa NP in Zambia where she also volunteered for a Carnivore Conservation Programme. Now living in Tanzania with her bush pilot boyfriend, she loves exploring new places in their Land Rover together.