Rush, who often leads trips herself, has traveled throughout the continent for more than 39 years, building strong and lasting connections with lodge owners and private guides. She promotes camps and reserves that are at the forefront of efforts to save elephants and rhinos from poaching, and, in her free time, she fund-raises for Save the Elephants, a charity headed up by Iain Douglas-Hamilton.
Excited about: &Beyond’s Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp in Botswana hits the nostalgic notes of camps Rush stayed in decades ago thanks to its combination of simple décor and fine amenities. Nine refurbished tents on viewing platforms overlook a tributary of the Okavango Delta. Rush’s favorite game drive was following a pack of 21 wild dogs in a chase and kill.
Specialties: East and Southern Africa, Jordan, Bhutan, and Myanmar