Rachel Plumstead

About Rachel

Rachel went to Lincoln University to study a Bachelor of Commerce (Tourism) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing. In her third year of study she went to northern California to Chico State University on a university exchange programme, and this began her travels.

On her way back to NZ she crewed aboard a 72 foot ketch from Tahiti to the Pitcairn Islands.

After finishing university, Rachel joined the Ministry of Fisheries as a Scientific Observer. She then went on to Europe and eventually to Africa. For many years she worked as an overland guide taking groups from London to the Cape, criss-crossing Africa.

In Africa she met her kiwi husband Adam and they eventually returned to the family farm and raised a family in NZ. Over recent years Rachel, Adam and family have continued their travels introducing their sons to the wonders of Africa.

Always upbeat and sensible, Rachel has a ‘can-do’ attitude to life. Her love of Africa makes her an ideal escort to meet the various African tribes and wildlife.

Feedback on Rachel

“Wow, Rachel knows so much about traveling in Africa and what to do and what not to do.”
“A cheerful and lively person, Rachel brought her wealth of knowledge alongside good humour.”
“So much fun!”

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