Luxtripper Travel Editor
Committed to curating unique, experience-led itineraries, Jessica Naylor is passionate about travel and dedicated to providing her clients with unforgettable experiences. Jessica is always eager to come up with new ideas and takes an experimental approach to travel; no two itineraries of hers are ever the same, with each trip tailored to ensure that every destination is reflected authentically and the individual vision of her clients is met.
Jessica has always been passionate about wildlife, promoting experiences where the highest animal welfare standards are met and upheld, and educating clients about why certain animal practices should be avoided. With increased poaching rates and loss of habitats across the world, Jessica actively strives to promote global conservation efforts and lodges that are committed to sustainability and the protection of animals.
The Touring & Adventure Agent of the Year Award champions those who go above and beyond in their role, providing exceptional travel experiences to their clients whilst constantly striving to create innovative holidays. Here at Luxtripper, we are incredibly proud of Jessica for her achievement in winning this award, and of her continuing dedication to the industry.
"I am overwhelmed with gratitude to have received this award for my dedication to the travel industry. Many hours go into making my clients' experiences exceptional, and it means so much that the work I am passionate about has also resonated with others.
"I can't wait to help others discover the world, embark on new experiences and develop their love for adventure, as well as support Luxtripper’s commitment to bring more authentic, ethical and responsible travel to all."
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"Africa is undoubtedly my favourite region. It is incredibly diverse: you can visit the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, relax on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar, explore the endless sand dunes of Namibia, go on safaris in the vast savannahs of Kenya, and trek for gorillas in the steaming jungles of Rwanda. With some of the most beautiful lodges in the world, and such a large amount of extraordinary experiences available, there really is something for everyone here."
Hot Air Balloon Safari
"There is no doubt this is the best way to way to see the Great Wildebeest Migration on a safari in the Serengeti or Masai Mara. If you go at sunrise or sunset, you'll be treated to extraordinary views across the savannah - there really is nothing else like it."
Experience two sides of Africa on our Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Masai Mara Safari itinerary, where you'll have the opportunity to include a hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara on your trip. To witness the Great Migration, we recommend visiting the Masai Mara between mid-July and August when you'll have the best chance of viewing this extraordinary natural phenomenon.
Shark and Manta Ray Snorkel Safari
"It's impossible not to be in awe of the incredible marine life in French Polynesia. The lagoon in Bora Bora is particularly abundant with a whole array of tropical creatures, and is the best place to go snorkelling with manta rays and reef sharks.With unbelievably clear water, the visibility is extraordinary, making this a truly unforgettable experience."
Our Luxury Tahiti Island Hopping itinerary takes you around the beautiful islands of French Polynesia, including Tahaa, Moorea and Bora Bora. With ample snorkelling opportunities, you'll be able to sight a whole range of tropical fish and sea turtles in the many coral reefs surrounding the islands, as well as snorkel with reef sharks and manta rays in the shallow lagoon of Bora Bora.
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
"Anyone visiting Kenya should make sure to visit the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust whilst in Nairobi. This incredible charity rescues orphaned elephants as well as operating a rehabilitation programme for other native wildlife. On a visit here you can see their work in action and the animals they have rescued, whilst learning more about their admirable conservation initiatives."
To visit the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, we recommend staying at Hemingways Nairobi, a five-star property located in the leafy suburb of Karen just a short distance away from the trust. Add an extra day in Nairobi to our Luxury Masai Mara Safari & Seychelles Beach Escape itinerary and you'll be able to visit the trust's orphaned elephants before embarking on a Masai Mara safari.
"It is whole-heartedly committed to sustainability whilst providing an ultra-luxury private island experience, paving the way for other properties to follow."
Set on its own private island within French Polynesia's Tetiaroa atoll, The Brando offers an exclusive tropical retreat whilst setting the global standard for its environmental practices. Once the private island of Marlon Brando, the resort is renowned for its secluded, luxurious villas, world-class service, and beautiful natural surroundings.
"The lodge is home to one of the most unforgettable tree house experiences in Africa, where you can wake up to the beautiful sunrise over the bush."
Set on the confluence of the Sabie and Sand rivers, Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is an intimate and exclusive safari property designed to fully incorporate the pristine natural environment. The lodge offers guided bush walks and sunrise game drives, as well as a selection of luxury villas and tranquil spa facilities.
"Anything is possible on this eco-friendly private island in the Maldives, offering a truly luxurious barefoot experience where you could easily spend months at a time."
One of the Maldives' most luxury resorts, Soneva Fushi is everything you would imagine an island paradise to be. With luxury villas designed to reflect tropical island hideaways, this exclusive resort boasts its own observatory, a subterranean wine cellar, and a private sandbank where guests can stay overnight.
If you're looking for adventure or once-in-a-lifetime experiences, get in touch today and speak to Jessica who will be able to tailor-made your own unique itinerary.