Tessa Bott

Tessa Bott was born in South Africa. After studying Hotel Management she began her career with Mala Mala Game Reserve, a prestigious safari operation in South Africa. Her position required her to work in all areas including catering, reception and housekeeping.


Tessa moved up to the Okavango Delta in Botswana in the early 1990’s. This was at a time when this beautiful part of the world was relatively undiscovered and she fell in love with this amazing country. Tessa worked a number of and in a variety of roles including General Manager, hostess and relief camp manager. During this time Tessa obtained her Botswana Professional Guides Licence.


Tessa  started her own safari staff recruitment agency and work permit consultancy in Maun and Tessa sold it in 2000 when she moved to the UK.  She worked for a representation and marketing company that won the tender to run the Botswana Tourism account in the UK. This was the perfect position for Tessa as she could still be passionate about the country which she regarded as home, she was able to work for them and to help to promote the destination. This was Tessa’s introduction to the UK Africa travel industry.


Tessa left her position as a Sales and Marketing Manager at a large East African DMC to start Tsessabe in 2007. Tina McNab has been working with Tessa in the office for over 6 years and although works part time, she is Tessa's 'right hand man!'


Tessa has worked in every aspect of the safari/Africa travel industry and has gained a vast knowledge over the past 25 years and is able to offer a marketing and representation service with all the necessary understanding to make it a success!