Certified Adventure Travel Specialist with Trek Holidays
Certified Tour Guide
First Aid Certificate
TICO Member - T708411
Independent Travel Agent with TPI since 2007
Toronto - Canada
John : Aka Yavuz - Lead Tour-guide and founder of The Overland Adventures. While maintaining for many years a full time career in the auto sector, he also has been involved in the travel industry as an independent agent with TPI since 2007, achieved a certification: CATS ( Certified Adventure Travel Specialist with formally known Trek Holidays ) & he is a certified tour guide.
John is passionate about cars, photography, travel and riding motorcycles. While in charge of taking awesome photos for our company web and social media sites, he also manages the marketing, website design and development.
For over a decade, his passion for photography has led him to assignments with an European based Media Company as a freelance photographer covering international sporting events abroad.
John clocked more than 13.000 km travelling throughout Southern Africa with Valerie, on both motorcycle and trucks. Trust us, they have some amazing stories to tell from their experiences…
Valerie : The Overland Adventures co-founder, she’s in charge of organizing our tours – including taking care of fabulous accommodations, excursions, vehicle rentals, bookings ,customer relations and the lead contact person with our business partners in Africa.
She is also one of our tour-guides, who occasionally drives the support vehicle. A Certified Adventure Travel Consultant with CATS and an independent travel advisor with TPI since 2007 herself, while maintaining a full time career in retail management. She has a strong knowledge of Southern Africa and has travelled the Globe a few times over
Her expertise in management,accounting and finances is a great value to TOA. You will never be able to swipe the smile off her face and she is always there to help you, no matter the situation