Isabel JUBY

Chief Executive Officer and Safari Specialist

Having ridden all her life, Isabel brings horse expertise into the equation. Coming from the UK, she first got bitten by the Africa bug 15 years ago on a family trip to Namibia. Since then she has travelled across much of Southern and Eastern Africa, working with horse safari companies in both Botswana and Malawi, before she landed in Zimbabwe. Here she spent 2.5 years living in the bush with 30 horses at her disposal and 7 giraffe in the back garden. It was in Zimbabwe she also developed an incredible love for polocrosse!

Combining her love of horses, travel and Africa, she is heading up the team here at African Horse Safaris, and acting as our horse safari guru. She has travelled extensively to our destinations and knows all our rides inside out. A bush-girl at heart, she makes sure she is out visiting one of our riding destinations every few months, capturing incredible footage and inspiring others to follow their dreams of coming to Africa.

Greg Bows

Co-Founder & Director

In 2002, Greg stepped onto this wonderful continent for the first time, to backpack his way from Ethiopia down to South Africa. He fell in love with Africa, and in 2004, he co-founded what is now one of the biggest voluntourism companies in the world – African Impact.

Greg loves a challenge and is always looking for new adventures. Whilst perhaps it is fair to say he is not the finest jockey going (!), he knows the African tourism industry inside out. He has proven himself time and time again, recently winning the Young Leader Award 2015 by the International Hotel Investment Forum, and is therefore the perfect match for steering African Horse Safaris in the right direction.

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karien trengove

Horse Safari Specialist

South African born and bred, Karien has always loved the African wilderness. She headed out on her first riding holiday to Namibia in 2015 and felt her whole world shift – She was hooked! Galloping across the open deserts and sleeping under the stars created a deep connection, and she returned to Namibia in 2017 and explored Morocco on horseback in 2018.

She committed a large portion of her life to studying architecture, and it rewarded her with some amazing opportunities and projects, including the Zeitz Mocca Museum, a highlight on the Cape Town Skyline. A chance e-mail titled “Not a holiday inquiry” led her to new adventures as part of the African Horse Safaris Team.  Our wild-card, she is now following her heart by combining her passions – horses, the outdoors, travel and people.

When not getting people addicted to riding in Africa, she enjoys long hikes, good wine and spending time with her dog Huey, who even has his own Instagram following!

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margot Jefferson

Marketing Executive

Margot grew up in the dusty fishing town of Walvis Bay in Namibia. This is where she fell in love with horses, spending most afternoons riding in the nearby dune belt and swimming bareback in the lagoon.  School holidays were spent searching for desert elephants in Damaraland or long road trips across the county following the rains. With a long bucket list, she has ticked off: horse riding under the midnight sun in Iceland, sailing in Turkey and the Greek Islands, skydiving over the Namib Desert, scuba diving in Thailand, flying over the Okavango Delta, galloping across the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and gorilla trekking in Uganda.

Even travelling extensively, the call of Africa has always brought her back home. She has a tourism and sales background and worked at a luxury safari operator creating bespoke tours across the continent. She’s brought her passion for adventure and safari background to her role as marketing executive.