Jenni Shallard

About Jenni

There is nothing Jenni loves more than the excitement of seeing what’s around the next corner in foreign and far off lands, and she can’t wait to take you there with her.

Jenni is passionate about travel and over the years her travels have taken her to Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Tibet, China, Japan, Greece, France, Spain, Portugal, England, Scotland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Iceland, Germany, Pitcairn Island, Tahiti, Australia, Rarotonga, Vanuatu, Samoa, Bali, Syria, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zaire, Zanzibar, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini, South Africa, Turkey, Singapore, Borneo, Uganda, Switzerland and Fiji.

After University (B.Ag.Sci.-Hons) Jenni worked many years in roles for Government and multi- National companies and so brings her organisational and people skills to her role as Tour Leader.

Originally farming in the South Island, Jenni and her husband Chris now live in Tauranga.

Helping people experience the time of their lives whilst discovering the world is what motivates me to do everything I can to make those experiences nothing less than fantastic.”

Feedback on Jenni

“We were very lucky with the group we travelled with , they were all lovely people, and we got on very well I thought.

A lot of this was down to Jenni, She was a fantastic tour leader who had real empathy with all of us ,was bubbly and full of fun ,serious when necessary and very organised.

We had a wonderful time and would definitely travel again with Tours Direct especially if Jenni was taking the group.”

Jenni's Upcoming Tours


Southern Africa Train Journey

19 Extraordinary Days
Departs 18 August, 2024
Rovos Rail: The Pride of Africa Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe – Eswatini – Mozambique – South Africa

Jewels of India 2025

19 Incredible Days
Departs 13 February, 2025
Explore India's majestic treasures on this captivating tour combining classic sights with hidden gems.

E-Bike Island Hopping Croatia 2025

17 Delightful Days
Departs 7 May, 2025
Join us on an island hopping adventure down the Dalmatian coast, from Zadar to Dubrovnik.

Southern Africa Train Journey

Departs August, 2025
Rovos Rail: The Pride of Africa Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe – Eswatini – Mozambique – South Africa