Living and loving Africa since 1980
Sangeeta S. Prasad
The Africa Guru and Safarista
As an avid safari-goer herself, Sangeeta knows first-hand the extensive research and meticulous planning that goes into the making of a memorable safari. Sangeeta has spent the last several years learning and acquiring in-depth knowledge about the parks, people and wildlife of Africa through her travels to Chad, Gabon, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya, South Africa and more! She is constantly learning via books, TV and movies, but most of all through the personal interactions and friendships she has forged with many Africaphiles over the years.
It is this passion for Africa, her wide-ranging contacts within Africa and CA’s sole focus on Africa that sets us apart from other travel companies. Sangeeta looks forward to sharing and communicating her enthusiasm with Chalo Africa’s guests and to continue learning about this fascinating continent.
She resides in the Washington D.C. area of the United States.
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Smita is a post-graduate in Zoology from Presidency University, Kolkata, with degrees in teaching from India and United Kingdom. As an academician she has taught in various schools across the world. Her career has been marked with her passion for inculcating young minds towards respecting flora and fauna, appreciating the beauty of nature, attempting to create a holistic relationship between man and environment, adopting green practices and looking towards sustainable development.
Smita has given up her full-time job as Principal, of a prestigious senior secondary school in New Delhi, to pursue her passion. She has travelled widely to East and Southern Africa and brings to the organization her love for all things living and her leadership and artistic skills.
She resides in New Delhi, India.
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The Creative / Tech Whiz
Tanvi was bitten by the travel bug at a very young age and has suffered the consequential ‘travel fever’ throughout her life – which reached life-threatening levels when she first travelled to East Africa.
She is a graduate in English Literature from Lady Shri Ram College and has a postgraduate degree in Experimental Media Arts from Srishti, School of Art, Design & Technology. She previously worked in two technology firms, including Google, in both design and management capacities. She is also a creative writer, with works published in several magazines and literary journals.
Tanvi brings with her a love for creativity and technology, as well as an adventurous spirit that yearns for the different. Her youthful ideas and contemporary thoughts keep the company young.
She resides in Bangalore, India.
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Some people have a passion for art, others for sports, some are foodies. Malvika is a travel junkie. Getting the best deal at that luxury hotel, or the best site for that camping expedition gives her a high just a few other things can equal.
She cut her teeth at Jetair, then worked with TUI and then worked with Kuoni. A total of 10 years of solid blue chip experience. Getting a sense of exactly what clients want and then delivering it is her forte.
So, you can enjoy that spectacular sunrise, or that once in a lifetime experience of being in a hot air balloon floating languorously getting a panoramic view of the wildebeest, without worrying about all the myriad things that go into giving you the experience of a lifetime.
Malvika resides in Mumbai, India.
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A trained Interior Designer from College of Architecture, Delhi, and an educator from MMI, London, Anjali has always had an intense love for nature. Having been brought up in diverse and remote locations, Anjali believes that nature is like a painting, beautiful from afar, but its true beauty lies in the details – when one steps into its midst and opens oneself to its surprises.
In her career as an educator, she has taken it upon herself to help everyone around her, including the children she works with, to see the beauty, positive vibe and inspiration that nature splashes upon us.
Anjali brings the same love and dedication to our team as she focuses on assimilating our endless African information resources. She lives near The Green Hills of Pune, India.
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Sharmila is a postgraduate from Anna University (with a Masters in Business Administration) and also holds a degree in Mathematics. She is a detail-oriented and analytical mathematician who is passionate about her work.
She has previously worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland and an MNC, VWR International, as a quality analyst. She was the operations lead on her team and had bagged quarterly awards for her diligence. She has always been the driving force for her team, guiding and motivating them to reach higher standards.
She loves travelling and spending time with nature. She believes that travelling changes the way we think and also changes our perception of the world. She currently resides in Chennai, India.
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Ambitious, enthusiastic, insightful and proactive are few words that start to describe Ajitha. She has completed a diploma in electrical and electronics engineering and has also done her graduation in English Literature. She began her career in the banking sector, where hard work and discipline took her to great heights.
The adventurer in her strongly believes that travelling isn’t just about exploring destinations but seeking a different side to oneself. She is thrilled that she has now embarked on this wonderful journey of making tourism dreams a reality for many.
Ajitha resides in Coimbatore, India.
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Babita is a B. Com. Honours graduate from Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi. She has over six years experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining Chalo Africa, she worked at a chartered accountancy firm for five years where she handled auditing, accounting, corporate & individuals tax returns, financial reporting, budget analysis, cash flow, forecasting and many other compliance-related matters.
She is passionate and creative about her work. She follows a “3D” principle in life, that is: Determination, Dedication and Discipline. Apart from work, she also enjoys singing & cooking.
Currently, she lives in Delhi, India.
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