“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Throughout my life, I’ve made multiple attempts to learn how to play the guitar, but I always failed.

Back in school, while my peers were picking up the guitar, I was handed a flute. I never had the opportunity to try my hand at it, and honestly, I never attempted to either.

As I grew older, I had a passion for singing and dancing, but I soon realized that my vocal talents weren’t quite there, and ballet wasn’t my calling either. Many afternoons were spent dancing to Madonna’s music with my friends, dreaming of a day when I could be like her, bold and captivating, standing on a stage and bringing joy to people’s lives.

During my time in Sicily, my place of birth, I delved into the world of Salsa, Merengue, Belly Dance, Flamenco, and any dance form that could make my body sway to the rhythm. I would sing, albeit not very successfully, in the car or under the shower, but the bottom line was that music had the remarkable ability to light up my soul.

In 2005, I embarked on a life-changing journey to Africa, where I found not only an extraordinary connection with this remarkable continent but also fell in love with an incredible man.

Unfortunately, after 15 wonderful years together, he departed this world, leaving me feeling bewildered, anxious, and alone.

My career has been deeply rooted in the tourism industry, and there’s nothing that gives me greater satisfaction than making your holiday an unforgettable experience. In 2008, I relocated to Kenya, where I started my career in the safari industry.

After several years of organizing safaris, I made the decision to study to become a safari guide and achieved the Bronze level. However, my occasional tendency to get geographically misplaced (read: lost) remained a significant challenge.

I’ve had the privilege of serving as a tour leader for Italian and French tourists all across Kenya. Then, in 2013, I joined Sunworld Safaris and took on the role of Mara Bush Camp Private Wing manager. It was there that I realized my true calling lay in the heart of the wild.

October 2021, I made the transition to Lions Bluff Lodge, a luxurious lodge located in another stunning part of Kenya, the Lumo Conservancy. Remarkably, I’ve stayed with the same company that has believed in me and trusted me for many years.

It is with this company that I’ve entrusted the task of organizing our very first Ukulele Safari…

to be continued…..