Bharati Wadhwani is the owner of Safar Traveller, a boutique travel company that specialises in Safari’s in Asia and Africa. Now if that isn’t enough to convince you, she’s an avid traveller and a seasoned Safari goer herself, and we could think of no one better experienced to show us the ropes when it comes to wilding it in the deep jungles. As petite as she may be, Bharati is probably braver than any of us. Read on to discover more about her (which includes, we must add: casually sipping on a drink amidst an african bush, next to a pride of lions.)
We caught up with Bharati at her beautiful, African themed home in Delhi, and she was kind enough to answer our Nico Q&A, and give us some great travel tips.
I travel for?
BW: Most people travel for either work or pleasure. For me it’s always both together.
Favourite place you’ve ever travelled, and one you’re dying to visit?
BW: I am yet to find my favourite. Dying to visit Namibia.
What’s the favourite souvenir you’ve brought home from a trip?
BW: A bronze elephant necklace from Nairobi. I love picking up tribal jewellery and accessories as souvenirs whenever I go.
Let us in on Africa’s best-kept secret.
BW: Laikipia (Kenya), Uganda, Mozambique.
If you could live anywhere in the world besides right here, where would it be?
BW: Africa :)
Trains, planes or automobiles: favourite form of transport?
BW: A combination of road and air. I try and avoid very long drives on bumpy roads (6+ hours). Flying saves precious time you’d rather spend exploring the place. You also get to see stunning birds eye views. For shorter distances (2-3 hours) I prefer to drive. By road you experience much more and have the option of stopping whenever you see something interesting.