"...I was amazed at her knowledge of and passion for all wildlife! Definitely it helped the group feel more confident that she was there to sort out issues...her experience & skill at bargaining in shops was also appreciated!" and "Barb was very organized, nothing could go wrong, she saw to that; safe and approachable. Great to be around; great companion." Kenya & Tanzania Zoofari, September 2014
Barb’s over 30 years experience working with animals at the Calgary Zoo has infused her with a passion for seeing these animals in the wild and fully experiencing their natural habitats.
Barb’s has experienced nature at its best on extensive travels that have taken her all over the world to over 50 countries on 6 continents. Highlights include game watching in Africa, pursuing Rhinos on foot in Java and Nepal, jungle trekking in Borneo, Thailand, and the Amazon; swimming with Sea Lions in the Galapagos and glimpsing some of the history of China. Barb has worked on various volunteer projects, including a month in India, hurricane relief in Mississippi, helping with projects in Bolivia, and teaching English in Ukraine.
Barb has led many trips for the Calgary Zoo into Kenya, China, and several trips to both Peru & Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. In the past couple of seasons, Barb hosted a safari to Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe as well as an adventurous Zoofari into Tanzania that included time to go on walking safaris in the Serengeti! Barb is a fun-loving, adventurous, and attentive host, and she looks forward to sharing with you a trip of a lifetime.
Next up: Barb is set to host Zoofari to Zimbabwe in Aug. 2016 - the group will have opportunity for great wildlife viewing as it is peak season in the beautiful Zimbabwe.