An Oregon native, Teresa’s first travels were with her family, camping and exploring around North America. Her mom’s famous campfire pineapple upside down cake even became Teresa’s go to dessert on the Africa plains during her and Casey’s first job as cooks for an overland safari company. Since co-founding Mango, Teresa has become a bit of a modern day explorer with the privileged vantage point of a pampered American woman.
After countless travel experiences, a favorite is hard to choose but if she had to pick a favorite safari destination, it would be the Okavango Delta in Botswana. She has been perfecting family travel in Africa with her husband and two young daughters. The Seychelles, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Morocco and Madagascar – her girls already have quite the African travel resume! They have a comprehensive ranking of all the best pools ready for reference.
She and Casey have just returned from an expansive tour of Rwanda which included a tree planting cermony in the Mango forest, a reforestation project in partnership with Bisate Lodge/Wilderness Safaris, trekking to see chimpanzees in the Nyungwe Forest in the South and experiencing the birth of Akagera as Magashi camp opens on the first private concession in the country. The gorgeous terraced hills and warm welcoming people were the highlight.
Next she is headed to explore the ancient civilizations and boutique offerings in Egypt to add that to Mango's list of offerings.