Sarah Glyde

Sarah Glyde

Specialities
Travel planning, African safaris, anything food related

Favourite destination
Anywhere wild…

Favourite medium
Tea, dark chocolate & red wine!

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong

Sarah Glyde has had a varied career from international development worker to safari camp manager and guide to travel and tourism.  The threads connecting her experiences are curiosity and reflection.  She loves the childlike wonder that contact that new places and culture brings, as well as the opportunity to gain a whole new perspective.

As a little girl reading the Willard Price adventure stories and following the daring expeditions of the leading characters to capture and protect dangerous animals, Sarah found a world of exciting, exotic locations – the Mountains of the Moon in Uganda, the majestic Himalayas, the coral atolls of the South Seas.  These books propelled her onto a pathway that led to a life overseas…

Africa is her second home.  Sarah graduated with a BA Hons in African History from SOAS and a MSc in International Development from LSE, after which she travelled to Ghana determined to realise her childhood dreams to experience more of the world.  She spent the next 17 years on the continent and first ‘bumped into’ Mary-Anne while working at Mfuwe Lodge in Zambia and then again at Mvuu Lodge in Malawi.

She has travelled extensively in western, southern and eastern Africa.  Some of the highlights include learning about the shocking history of the slave castles along Ghana’s Gold Coast, riding through the stunning scenery of the Okavango Delta, hiking in Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains, encountering leopard while on a walking safari in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, taking part in a microlight aerial survey of Malawi’s Liwonde National Park, bunjee jumping off Victoria Falls Bridge, tracking desert rhino and sleeping under the stars in Namibia, and marvelling at the wildlife of the Masai Mara.

On returning to the UK in 2015, Sarah worked for a specialist Africa safari operator in London.  In 2017, she escaped the city to beautiful Woodbridge and Art Safari where she is responsible for planning and organising the Art Safari holidays to wonderful destinations around the world.

While Covid has temporarily reigned in her travel plans, she has charted new territory in learning Chinese and dabbling in speed sketching!!