Lara’s first time leaving her hometown Christchurch was when she was 21 years old to visit Sao Paulo, and from then she had the wanderlust. Having travelled to latin America and Africa many times, Lara’s experience and specialist knowledge will assist you in planning the trip of your lifetime!
Spanish speaking Lara says she tries to get away to some new exotic destination at least twice a year. Countries that she has travelled extensively through include, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Cuba, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia just to name a few. Next destination on her list is Patagonia.
Blake’s love of the natural world has taken him to all over the globe. The first time he left Australia to travel, he didn’t come home for almost 2 years!
Blake has worked in the travel industry since 2010, taking time off only to work as a scuba diving instructor and of course to travel more. He has lived on the coasts of Mexico and Egypt’s red sea (among others places) and has had the chance to explore many regions in depth – both on land and underwater. As an animal lover, Blake is lucky enough to have swam with whales and sharks, but recalls having somersault competitions with sea lions in the Galapagos as his most fun underwater experience.
Having travelled all the way from Chile to Colombia, Blake rates the deserts of Chile and Bolivia, the jungles and mountains of Peru and the coast line of Colombia as some of the most stunning places on Earth. While Mexico may always be at the top of Blake’s list, he has some high expectations for Brazil which is next in sight.
Blake’s first hand knowledge and passion for travel will have you visiting all the places on your bucket list as well as exploring some hidden places you’ve never heard of!
Leanne has always been passionate about travel so it was inevitable that she decided at an early age to obtain her Diploma in Travel and Tourism in her hometown of Solihull in the UK. Since then her desire to explore and experience new places and cultures has never diminished and has ultimately led her to settle in Christchurch, New Zealand. Leanne is fortunate enough to have visited all 7 continents, but rates her recent visit to the Subantarctic Islands and the Ross Sea region of Antarctica as the most significant. This she says, is mainly due to the wonderful wildlife in the region which she particularly enjoyed observing at close quarters.
Her favourite places in the world (so far) are Argentina and Macquarie Island. Next on her bucket list is Cuba! Leanne’s passion for wild places combined with her keen eye for details will ensure you have a worry free trip on your next Eclipse Travel adventure.
Originally from Slovakia, Lenka lived in London for 4 years before moving to Australia. She always dreamt of being a travel agent – imagining the excitement of planning holidays and learning about different destinations around the world.
Since starting in the travel industry 10 years ago, she hasn’t looked back. It was after her first trip to Africa that she decided to specialise in this incredibly diverse continent and she joins the Eclipse team with 5 years of African travel experience.
Her first trip to Africa took her to Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda- where she got to meet the amazing mountain gorillas. On subsequent trips to Africa she has explored South Africa and Zimbabwe. When asked, the thing Lenka loves most about Africa is that the experiences you have there are like nowhere else in the world. “You get to see amazing wildlife up close (sometimes closer than you would like!), experience some interesting cultures, meet lovely locals and see some wonderful and unique landscapes.” Next countries on Lenka’s Africa list would be Botswana, Namibia and Madagascar!
Whether it’s your first trip to Africa or you are already hooked and looking to discover another part, Lenka looks forward to sharing her passion with you and helping you plan your next unforgettable adventure.
Rosemary’s love of travel and adventure was inspired from watching the Indiana Jones movies far too many times as a child. After studying Classics and Art History at University in Christchurch, she headed for Europe and the UK where she could indulge her passion for intriguing history, bustling cities and fantastic food markets.
From cruising the Norwegian fjords, to kayaking in Alaska; from haggling at the souk in Cairo, to dancing the tango in Buenos Aires, Rosemary has over 15 years’ experience in the travel industry and has visited all 7 continents, with a recent expedition to Antarctica fulfilling a lifelong dream. With a passion for small ship cruising, Rosemary is planning her next voyage to the Arctic and Iceland and also has Namibia and Uganda land adventures on her never ending list of must-visit destinations.