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Anouk Zijlma

Anouk Zijlma

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Anouk Zijlma is an experienced travel agent, travel editor, and international traveler. She's lived in Malawi and Kenya, and has traveled extensively throughout the continent. Here are some photos of Anouk enjoying herself in Africa.


Anouk worked as a top selling travel agent and training specialist for Council Travel, the largest student/budget travel agency in the US at the time. She then joined the About.com team as Travel editor until leaving to raise her two sons and share her travel experience on the About.com Africa Travel site. As well as running the Africa Travel site, Anouk also shares her extensive personal experience by planning customized luxury African safaris for African Portfolio.

Anouk was a Board Member for the Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa's (APTA) North East Chapter for several years and is still involved with the organization on a National Level. She is a regular moderator on panels at the New York Times Travel Show.


Anouk has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Durham, UK and an MSc in (Third World) Development Studies from the University of Bath, UK.

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Growing up in the "warm heart of Africa", in a country few Westerners have ever heard of, helps me understand the needs of the traveler and the tourist. I hope this site will be equally useful and interesting to tourist groups figuring out what to see in Morocco or the backpacker bungee-jumping at Victoria Falls.

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