Marisa Lassman designs, plans and accompanies trips throughout Africa with an emphasis on unique, thought-provoking and intelligent experiences for adventurers who appreciate both style and substance.
An early interest in the diversity of cultures and languages found in Africa led her to embark on a university education focused on Francophone literature in Africa & the Maghreb. She spent time studying in Togo and was able to visit neighbouring Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Mali before returning to the UK and completing a Master’s degree at SOAS in African Studies with a major in African Literature. With a particular interest in the music of West Africa, principally Mali, she later went on to write about this topic for World Music Network’s Rough Guide compilations.
In 2006, Marisa embarked upon a trip to Eastern Uganda to meet and write about the Abayudaya (“People of Judah”) or “Jews” in Bagandan. She ended up in Kenya’s north central Samburu region a few years later and spent three years living amongst the Samburu people, developing the concept for Another Africa, whilst generating grants to sponsor youths through education and vocational training. She still spends part of the year in Kenya, and through her excellent network of contacts both locally and throughout Africa, is able to offer a unique perspective on travel in the region.
Marisa has also been involved with the top end of luxury travel for the last fifteen years, taking care of family offices, UHNW individuals and high profile clients in the United States and Europe. This combination of experiences has propelled her to create a team of highly accomplished, well-informed experts and an unparalleled product for travel throughout Africa.