Our Bush people . . .
I was sixteen when I packed my bags and headed south along the West Coast of California, on an adventure that would change my life forever. That solo trip to Mexico would make me look a little further than the forests of Portland, Oregon. Since then I have traveled the world and made it my life goal to experience as many places as I possibly can.
Working in the travel industry has taught me how to travel efficiently, getting to the next destination in the quickest and most comfortable way. Since discovering Africa in 2005, I have been fortunate to travel to East Africa and Southern Africa a number of times, and on different airlines, and through a number of different international airports.
Rick Reichsfeld is the founder and owner of the global travel companies Alpine Adventures, Adventures Africa, and Anywhere Adventures. These specialty travel companies offer soft adventures ranging from snow sports trips in North America, Europe, Japan, and South America, witnessing firsthand the Big 5 of lion, rhino, buffalo, leopard, and elephant in southern and eastern Africa, group cultural and culinary trips in Asia and Europe, and adventures like whitewater rafting in Costa Rica, tango-learning intensives in Argentina, horseback expeditions through Patagonia, and any other life experience you can dream of.
Pete Kovacevic was born and raised in Yugoslavia, which is now a small landlocked country called Serbia. He studied to be an expert in geography, tourism, and hospitality. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Novi Sad. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and has enjoyed learning about different countries, people, and cultures. After graduating from college Pete went in search of new opportunities and he moved to the United States. Raised in the spirit of US culture and thanks to his father’s influence, he adapted very quickly. He joined Alpine Adventures in 2006. He has actively participated in the growth and development of the company. He currently oversees international markets and coordinates international supplier relations, including negotiations for the best terms with industry partners. As the ‘go to’ person, much of Pete’s time is devoted to assisting Alpine’s agents in getting the best products and amenities for their clients. Pete loves the mountains and the outdoors. He is fascinated with the mountain world and the adventures it inspires. “I enjoy meeting new people, traveling, and immersing myself in new cultures. It’s great when you can make a living doing what you love. Skiing always means good times, good food, and a great adventure! The more I travel, the more I appreciate the diversity of our planet” Pete’s greatest love is for soccer, and he says this passion will last forever.
Originally from Scotland, I moved to Connecticut in the US when I was 11 years old. I first visited Africa in 2008 to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Although this was a large focus of the trip, the few days spent on safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and the Serengeti following the climb immediately became a lifetime highlight and ensured that I would visit the continent again. The combination of amazing scenery, game viewing, wonderful local hospitality, and endless adventure experiences make it a very special place.
I most recently returned from my last trip to South Africa & Zimbabwe, where I experienced the majesty of Victoria Falls; the thrill of whitewater rafting the Zambezi River; the excitement of Big Five game drives in the Greater Kruger Park area; the stunning beauty and culture of Cape Town; and the history of Johannesburg. Africa always delivers on all fronts and ensures that you’ll start planning your next visit as soon as you return home.
I have been in the travel industry in various capacities for close to 30 years, much of that time spent selling adventure travel. I have a love for travel and a thirst for experiencing new places, people, and cultures. I look forward to helping you customize that dream trip to Africa and to experience all it has to offer firsthand.
Sarah Rzeminski is the Support Manager for Adventures Africa. After 12 years in the retail industry, she joined our team in 2023. She has an undergrad degree in sociology from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree in TESOL from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Travel-obsessed since her first trip abroad at 13, she’s been making her way around the world ever since, including a two year stint teaching English in Ecuador. Sarah’s first trip to Africa was a solo trip to Kenya in 2015. Immediately falling in love with the people, culture, and phenomenal wildlife, she planned a return trip, this time to Tanzania and Zanzibar. After a second life-changing visit in the books, she encourages everyone she meets to add Africa to their bucket list. When she’s not traveling, she’s hanging out with her dog, gardening, or singing along to Taylor Swift.