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Chloe Cottrell

I have always had a deep connection to Africa, especially my home, Zimbabwe. Through personal travel, my passion for the safari world and travel was born. It brings me such joy to assist others in experiencing the incredible places Africa has to offer by planning their trips with them. I take great pride in giving personalized services to my clients, many of whom become friends over all our correspondence.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Zimbabwe - Mana Pools, Hwange, Gonarezhou, Victoria Falls, Matopos, Great Zimbabwe, Eastern Highlands and Lake Kariba. Boat cruises and cruise safaris, walking safaris, game drives, cultural tours and experiences, self-drive, specialist activities such as walks with expert birders, specialist talks on history and anti-poaching efforts, meals in the bush combined with game drives or canoeing and so much more!

Zambia - Lower Zambezi, Kafue, South Luangwa, Liuwa Plains. Walks, game drives, canoeing, hot air balloon, guided tours of local markets and David Livingstone museum, unique dinners on a train or at an Elephant Cafe, visit to an Elephant Orphanage, the list goes on! "

How did you get involved in travel?

"Born and raised in Zimbabwe, I was lucky enough to come from a family who adored getting out of town and seeing the beautiful places this country has to offer. I was brought up camping in Mana Pools and Gonarezhou, visiting Kariba, Victoria Falls, Hwange, and Nyanga, as well as traveling throughout Southern Africa. I have traveled to many countries both inside and outside of Africa and have worked in high-end properties in London, Dublin and luxury lodges such as Singita Pamushana in Zimbabwe and Singita Sasakwa in Tanzania, it was through this my passion for safari travel was born and I have not looked back since."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"How to choose?! Just recently I was in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe on a game drive in the afternoon. We were watching a pair of lioness who had kindly allowed us to come quite close as they were waking from an afternoon nap. As the day cooled they got up and began to stalk some nearby impala. We followed and the next thing we knew they had shifted their attention to a baby elephant who was somehow on his own! Our fantastic guide knew just where to take the vehicle and we watched in awe as the lioness sprang upon the elephant. Much trumpeting ensued and the baby literally ran for it's life with a lion on his back! I must admit that I was relieved when the lioness let go and the baby got away joining a nearby heard. It is certainly something I will never forget! "

Chloe is part of the following groups: Zimbabwe Travel Agents, Zambia Travel Agents, Botswana Travel Agents
Elephants along the shores of Lake Kariba
Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari: Hwange, Lake Kariba & Harare - 7 Days

This week-long safari adventure introduces you to northern Zimbabwe, renowned for its plentiful national parks and diverse wildlife. Start in Hwange, the country's largest natural reserve and one of the few areas you can see the "Big Five" (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalo) in one place. Then it's on to the shores of Lake Kariba, where evenings are spent watching hippos, crocodiles, and remarkable birdlife gather at the water's edge.

Views across Hwange National Park from your luxury lodge
Zimbabwe Luxury Honeymoon: Victoria Falls & Hwange - 7 Days

Discover Zimbabwe's natural wonders in luxurious style on this romantic, weeklong adventure. Your first three nights are spent in an elegant lodge near Victoria Falls, where you can hike to dizzying views over the rushing waters, walk with elephants, and raft down the mighty Zambezi. Then it's on to the wildlife haven of Hwange National Park, where you'll search for the "Big Five" on game drives and fall asleep to the sound of the savannah at your luxury safari camp.

A fireplace at a safari lodge
Ultimate Zambia Safari - 10 Days

Adventurous, nature-loving travelers will love this itinerary that focuses on two of the top national parks in Zambia—South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi. You will be able to explore three different camps in South Luangwa before heading to the quiet camp at Lower Zambezi camp that only allows for 20 guests at a time. If you want an insider's safari experience with opportunities to visit areas that most tourists never see, this trip is designed for you.

Canoeing on the Zambezi River
Safari & Canoe Adventure in Zimbabwe - 9 Days

Outdoorsy travelers looking for a little extra adventure will love this safari-focused itinerary. Start with a day of exploration in and around the famous Victoria Falls before heading out on a two-night canoe and camping trip on the Upper Zambezi River. Then, you'll head to Hwange National Park for three nights of the full safari experience.

Leopard in Kafue National Park
Zambia Safari Adventure: Livingstone & Kafue - 7 Days

Make your dreams of a multi-day safari come true with this relaxed and flexible itinerary. You'll begin and end in the town of Livingstone where you'll have the opportunity to see the magnificent Victoria Falls before heading to a safari camp within the stunning Kafue National Park for three nights of safari drives and exploration. Travelers who prefer an off-the-beaten-path experience will love this quiet and uncrowded park's distinct landscapes.

Aerial view of Victoria Falls
Explore Victoria Falls - 5 Days

Travelers who want to soak up the beauty of Victoria Falls will love this short itinerary that can be booked on its own or tacked onto a longer trip. Begin with a sunset dinner cruise on the Zambezi River, then take a short helicopter flight where you'll get an impressive bird's eye view of Victoria Falls before heading into Chobe National park for a safari drive and a boat cruise. To top off your visit, you'll also have a full guided tour of the falls themselves before your departure.

Recent trip reviews for Chloe

Chloe, I wish more organizations could clone ... · Zimbabwe - Nov 29 - Dec 3, 2019

Traveler: Suzanne M. - Local specialist: Chloe Cottrell

Chloe, I wish more organizations could clone you! Stellar support.

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Chloe Cottrell, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much Suzanne! It was an absolute pleasure and I am thrilled you had such a great trip.

Upcoming Trip · Zambia - Jul 2 - Jul 9, 2019

Traveler: Sara H. - Local specialist: Chloe Cottrell

We recently traveled to Zambia and I want to highly recommend Chloe and Off2Africa. Our trip was well planned and Chloe was very responsive to changes and adjustments that came up. We thoroughly enjoyed all of the activities she arranged for us; the hotel, Latitude15 in Lusaka, the Lilayi Elephant Rescue and Kafunta Lodge. The lodge at Lilayi was wonderful. Kafunta Lodge and Safari in Mfuwe was the highlight of the trip. Staff at Kafunta were amazing, our driver Cephus was an expert guide and... read more

We recently traveled to Zambia and I want to highly recommend Chloe and Off2Africa. Our trip was well planned and Chloe was very responsive to changes and adjustments that came up. We thoroughly enjoyed all of the activities she arranged for us; the hotel, Latitude15 in Lusaka, the Lilayi Elephant Rescue and Kafunta Lodge. The lodge at Lilayi was wonderful. Kafunta Lodge and Safari in Mfuwe was the highlight of the trip. Staff at Kafunta were amazing, our driver Cephus was an expert guide and he and John spotted lots and lots of sights for us to see, even at night. The accommodations for our entire trip were very pleasant and the food served at the lodges and hotel was top notch. Zambia is a trip in a lifetime, and we’ll definitely go again. I highly recommend Chloe, Off2Africa, Latitude 15 Hotel, Lilayi Elephant Sanctuary, and Kafunta Lodge and Safari.

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Chloe Cottrell, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Sara for your lovely recommendation, it was a pleasure planning your trip along with you and we are delighted that you enjoyed it all so much! Looking forward to the next adventure.