Who are we? – Introducing the team of Mozambique Travel
Meet the Mozambique Travel team and see what we really look like! We are a passionate and skilled team of people who love travel, writing about it, planning your trips and also, making sure our website is the best out there and as user-friendly as possible.
We know that our package deals and tours to Mozambique far exceed others on the market so stop right here, see who is who in the zoo, and then contact us personally to arrange your dream holiday to Mozambique. We are waiting for your call.
Kevin Record – Owner and Founder
Kevin Record is a dynamic and results-focused director, delivering professional results backed up by his solid experience in African operations management, strategic planning and implementation. Starting off his career, he founded WildLife Adventures – a leading and independent, African-based adventure safari tour operator. Kevin combined managerial expertise (business, project, service delivery, administrative, financial and personnel management), with impressive client satisfaction achievements. He has excellent and extensive African logistical expertise that saw WildLife Adventures ultimately owning and operating a fleet of 30 vehicles and working with more than 60 guides for international clientele throughout 14 African countries.
In 2007 Kevin got stuck into the first of his separate planned luxury island lodge developments – Ibo Island Lodge and Mogundula Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago, northern Mozambique.
Fluent in Portuguese, and proficient in local Mozambican language Kimwani, Kevin was overall responsible for the conceptualization, development, construction and project management of the developments, managing a team of more than 200 previously unskilled local people.
Kevin brings enormous practical operational and marketing management experience to the premium hospitality market. In addition, he brings an understanding of the challenges relating to the integration of “Responsible Tourism” and community tourism approaches into the mainstream thinking of the tourism establishment. He also brings understanding of how to meet not only guest and shareholder, but also local community expectations.
Kevin has exhibited and presented at 18 Indaba trade shows, 9 World Travel Markets, 5 ITB’s, and more than 200 sales visits, workshops and consumer forums. He has an excellent channel strategy and relationship with active international retail and wholesale tour operators and media all over the world. Kevin is also proficient with SEO and PPC campaigns for the company’s web-based presence.
He is based in Cape Town where Voyage2Africa and Mozambique Travel is situated although his business takes him all over the world. A keen and qualified diver, Kevin has completed more than 300 dives in Mozambique – most of them in the remote Quirimbas Archipelago where his lodge Ibo Island Lodge is situated. He has 3 children and is passionate about family travel.
Lutfiyyah Davids – Sales Manager
I was born in Johannesburg and grew up in South Africa and have been passionate about the travel industry for the last 15 years. I have been fortunate to travel extensively throughout Africa and some of my fondest memories are from the Quirimbas Archipelago – specially the dolphin safari and the Swahili Crab Curry at Ibo Island, but also my time on the mighty Zambezi River and Vic Falls and Zambia which are memories I cherish. I am lucky enough to have travelled the length of Mozambique visiting all the properties and one of my favourite off the beaten track places is easily Lugenda in the Niassa Reserve.
I always knew I wanted to be in travel and once I finished my Tourism studies I started working for South African National Parks and after that I joined Voyage2Africa and Mozambique Travel, where I have been for the last 15 years!
I love everything about planning holidays for our clients. During my career I have put together weddings, events, honeymoons and celebratory family holidays, safaris and also lots of business and corporate travel. I live, eat and sleep travel and have met amazing people from all over the world. I love promoting Africa and I’m told my passion shines through. I can’t wait to plan your holiday – get hold of me today!
Janis Theron – Copy and Content Writer
Born in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, I am a qualified Journalist and Environmental Educator. My father was a country vet and taught us a love for animals, writing and landscapes, and my mother was a journalist. So, my writing comes naturally, and travel writing is my passion. I have also covered health issues, news issues, conservation and land issues, education, animal and personality profiles in my articles and online content writing. I find copywriting in all fields challenging and stimulating.
I qualified in 1989 at Rhodes University with my BA in Journalism and English and have tried my level best to steer my writing into the travel / health / conservation / environmental world. I completed my master’s in environmental education, my level 4 certificate in Early Child Development and my certificate in Specialist Peer Recovery Coaching.
I have taught and tutored many kids and youths about the environment, the present environmental crisis and how they can take action for their futures on Earth. I am a vegetarian mother of two young boys, Jordan and Jean. This has made me who I am – I love being a mother. Best of all, I am a passionate health freak who thrives on high levels of energy and wellness, walking and hiking, yoga and gardening are my true hobbies.
Rushaan Levy – Travel Consultant
My love of travel began with the many family holidays I took as a child, the passion growing when I went to Europe and Asia. I fell in love with travel, people and experiencing new destinations and have never looked back!
Born and bred in Cape Town, I love my beautiful City and continent as a whole and all it has to offer. I also love sharing my continent with those willing to experience a melting pot of people, sights, culinary delights and various cultures!
I have worked in the travel industry for 17 years and only at 2 companies – for Voyage2Africa and a top luxury safari operator. That means I have travelled extensively across Southern Africa to private game reserves including the Kruger National Park, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, KwaZulu Natal, Gauteng, and Malawi.
I have travelled internationally and really enjoyed exploring on my own, having hosted individual travel guests and groups alike. Meeting people from across the globe and learning about new cultures is one of my favorite pastimes! I also realize that I have the ability and opportunity to give my clients a holiday of a lifetime, an emotional experience almost and that is a wonderful way to make a living!
I am a sucker for a sunset and have been fortunate to see many sunsets across the globe – but nothing beats an African sunset! My passion for travel is undeniable as I believe it runs through my veins. I specialize in individual travel, small group travel and large incentive group travel.
Gregory Haralambous – Digital Marketing Manager
I am based in the beautiful country of South Africa, in Cape Town, and I have a passion for both Digital Marketing and tourism. Being born in this beautiful city, tends to make you appreciate what we have and so I wanted to give other people the opportunity to have the same experiences.
I completed my studies in both marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) and since then, I have worked for numerous companies and websites before settling down at Mozambique Travel.
During this time, I have always loved and preferred focusing on the travel industry which, in my opinion, is simply a lot more rewarding. When you know that a client enjoyed their latest trip overseas or to a new country, there is a great sense of fulfilment. In my off time I love to explore and be out in nature, from the beautiful African sunsets to free-diving around the coasts of the Cape.