A little bit about Me


This is a space for me to share memories, anecdotes, photos, stories and travel advise which I have collected over the past years. Also new experiences which I constantly search out and enjoy ….

Having enjoyed a background in hospitality and tourism, which included founding and establishing the successful tour operating business Africa Awaits Tours and Safaris (www.africa-awaits.com), which specializes in the creation of exclusive self-drive itineraries, guided tours and fly-in safaris for the bespoke visitor to Southern Africa. After a much treasured decade of fun and travel Africa Awaits Tours and Safaris is now in the capable hands of partner Mellanie Ferreira, and I am turning my focus to the marketing of Jorgensen’s Distillery (www.jd7.co.za) products, and the development of The Incidental Tourist (www.theincidentaltourist.com).

I live on the tiny historic farm, Versailles, in the heart of Wellington, with my husband Roger, our five wonderful children Jess, Lexi, Lemor, Joel, and Eden (who are albeit in and out), and numerous animals.

From here I create and share, remain truly inspired by life and love and continue to hone the skills learnt through personal endeavour, hard work and passion.

You can also read about my freelance writing, and read interviews here.

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Dawn Jorgensen is The Incidental Tourist

The Incidental Tourist is a Personal Travel Blog of a conscious traveller with a deep love for Africa, its people and the environment.

Here I bring you narratives, stories, video and photographs from my travels around the globe, including accounts of gorilla trekking in Uganda, tree planting in Zambia and turtle rescue in Kenya, accommodation and restaurant reviews, as well as details of the conservation efforts that I support.

A self proclaimed earth advocate and beauty seeker, I invite you to join me here and share in my love of sustainable travel.

Dawn Jorgensen
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