Michelle Pengilly

Private Guide & Travel Specialist

Waking up surrounded by the bush and watching the sun come up, coffee in hand whilst listening to the morning chorus of birds singing their songs – that’s how my favourite days in life start. I fell in love with the bush on my first safari at 7 years old and despite living in multiple countries growing up (South Africa, Thailand, Malaysia, France, UK and Dubai), Africa and her exquisite wilderness inevitably drew me back. Having guided in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve at Ulusaba and Singita, in 2018 I moved more into the conservation sphere, spending a year volunteering for conservation projects across Africa (and living out my Landy for the duration!) before founding Wild Wonderful World, bringing my three passions in life together – wildlife, guiding and conservation.

“To witness that calm rhythm of life revives our worn souls and recaptures a feeling of belonging to the natural world. No one can return from Africa unchanged, for tawny lions will forever prowl our memory and great herds throng our imagination.” - George Schaller
Favourite safari activity
Conservation experiences and sleepouts under the stars
specialist area
Birding and Family Safaris
Favourite destination
Guiding Experience
8 Years