Who are The Lost Society?
Director and Travel Designer
Rebecca has been obsessed with seeing the world for longer than she can remember. Her first trip to Africa was to Tanzania in 2006. In 2010 she swapped deep snow drifts in the UK for deep red sand dunes in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, tucked between the borders of South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. She has been getting lost on purpose all over Africa and beyond ever since.
From her experience as a lodge manager and a travel writer for a respected guide book, Rebecca has explored South Africa inside out; sampling life as a chef, a cheetah research assistant and a wildlife documentary assistant, amongst other things. "I started The Lost Society because I believe that the magic of travel is about more than just ticking off sites on a list. All my best travel moments have happened when people I've met along the way have shared a little piece of their stories with me; from letting me tag along with them filming leopards at night, to climbing up secret waterfalls and traipsing miles across cities to find the best pina colada. Finding these experiences is what I live for and what I love to share."
Last known location: Somewhere in a field in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Next stop: Currently under house arrest due to Coronavirus
Favourite sundowner: Gin and tonic (some say boring, others say classic, Rebecca says 'it keeps the mozzies away)
Frontier Travel Specialist
Originally from Wisconsin, Jen's adventuring spirit has kept her on the move for the last 15 years or so to over 45 countries. Through her work in international development she has worked in 35 countries to date, over 20 of them in Africa. She also speaks fluent Swahili, which is pretty impressive, especially when you're from Wisconsin. Jen is the new best friend you never knew you needed, she is your passport to the places you never knew you wanted to visit.
With an extensive educational and experiential background in sustainable development, Jen loves nothing more than joining her three passions; travel, conservation and development. "I feel now that it has become my life's purpose to help protect & share some of the wild places that have brought me so much joy. When I travel, I really dive in deep. I try all the food, all the hotels/lodges, all the shopping, all the experiences, ask all the questions and meet all the people."
Last known location: Living the socially distanced van life in Montana,, USA
Next stop: Currently planning her post-COVID escape to Uzbekistan
Favourite sundowner: Negroni (and she WILL try to convert you - although she has thus far failed to convert Rebecca)