When you experience Africa, it changes you.
In making it possible for people to experience Africa’s rich culture, beautiful landscapes and awe-inspiring wildlife, there’s actually the possibility to touch lives.
Sometimes that change is subtle. Like the emerging awareness of bird and animal calls when you have been sitting still in the bush a little while. At other times the change is dramatic and exhilarating. Like watching the sunrise from Uhuru peak, knowing you’ve just conquered Kilimanjaro – the tallest mountain in Africa.
For all it’s dark sides, all it’s harsh reputations, Africa is still a magnificently alluring destination. It is raw and wild. It is complex in cultures but is simple in outlook. Africa is beautiful! And Africa will change you.
This is what Firecloud Adventures as a company is about. The passion for Africa runs deep in the Firecloud team. We’re all born here and while we may have traveled the world, Africa is where our heart is. Africa is home.
Cherelle Leong is the founder of Firecloud Adventures and has operated the business since 2003. She is the dreamer, managing director, safari designer, client liaison and coffee maker. A business person at heart, Cherelle is also a professional ghostwriter. Travel in Africa remains one of her first loves. Cherelle lives in Hout Bay, Cape Town with her husband, two delinquent jack russels and a cat who still lives under the illusion that he’s in charge.
Leanne Conn is the super efficient head of logistics and planning at Firecloud Adventures. She meticulously works through every detail of every itinerary to make sure that absolutely everything runs smoothly. As Firecloud’s lead safari co-ordinator, Leanne is the person always readily available to assist with requests from clients and suppliers. Leanne lives in Randparkridge, Johannesburg with her husband, two boys and two spoilt golden retrievers.