Vyvienne Stumbles, Senior Safari Consultant

Vyvienne was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and grew up in what was then Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).  Vyv graduated from the University of Cape Town with majors in English and History and a minor in Archaeology and lived and taught in London before returning to Zimbabwe and South Africa.   In 1980, along with her husband and 3 young sons, Vyv relocated to the USA.  In 1996 she purchased a thriving retail travel agency in a busy shopping centre, The Travel Place, and established a niche market in designing custom journeys, mainly to Africa.  Vyv was a founding member of the Seattle chapter of the Association for the Promotion of Travel to Africa.  Vyv’s and Sandra’s paths crossed when Sandra joined this committee and it was obvious that the two enjoyed a lot in common, with a shared passion for Africa.  In 2011 the decision was made to bring the two businesses together in shared office space.  While operating independently, Vyv has provided management and operational support and consulted to Africa Dynamics clients travelling to Africa.   In addition to frequent travel to Africa, tracking gorillas and chimps and driving through Namibia,  Vyv’s passion for travel has taken her to India, the Galapagos, Myanmar and Eastern and Central Europe.  Vyv is also an active Rotarian and fundraiser.