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Flannery Davis

At age 2, when Flannery fell into Havasupai Creek in Arizona and gleefully embraced her first impromptu river float, her distressed parents knew she would be destined for adventure. Growing up on Colorado's rural Western Slope, she spent her childhood beating boys at soccer and mile races during recess, camping and climbing 14ers with her family, and darting between peach trees and farm animals on her family’s land with her sister and brother. Flannery's love of travel was launched on a trip to Brazil with her mother, where she drank fresh watermelon juice and learned Portuguese from local girls instead of going to Disneyland like many of her young peers.

In her teens, Flannery set her focus on playing Division I soccer, earning an athletic and academic scholarship to Saint Mary’s College in the Bay Area. Her love for travel grew during those undergraduate years; when she wasn't playing soccer in California, she was off on month-long trips abroad through her school, trekking Sri Lanka's southern Hill Country and gazing in awe at the Big Five in Kenya's Maasai Mara. Though she graduated with a business degree, her most valuable education derived from an extended hunger to learn about and share compassion for other cultures, species and places.

After an initial job with a health tech startup in California, Flannery returned to Colorado to work for Natural Habitat Adventures. Tapping her experience in Asia, Africa and Europe—she backpacked through nine European countries in 35 days—Flannery is eager to share her love of adventure and passion for sustainability with other travelers. During her time at Nat Hab, she has had the honor of viewing polar bears in the wild in Churchill and venturing through East Africa, exploring the many species and sights offered by Kenya and Tanzania. When she’s not chatting about travel with anyone who’s willing, she spends her free time trail running and drinking craft brews (except for IPAs—yuck!), and sometimes mixing the two!
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Flannery's Adventures
    Redefining “face-time” on our Ultimate Kenya & Tanzania SafariHanging out with all my friends in the SerengetiThis female came right up to our Rover! I could have watched her romp around in the rocks all day.Seeing Polar Bears in Churchill was beyond compare, but playing with these sled dogs was a close second!Spending time on safari in the Maasai Mara left me speechless - this mama elephant and her calf walking into the grasslands were just one of the moments that made it so.Maasai tribesman showing a traditional fire-starting method.Interlaken’s gorgeous mountain peaks and cobblestone roads were even more awe-inspiring from the sky!Backpacking through the Canadian Rockies in Skoki Area, Banff National Park.Chasing waterfalls all over the Ring Road in Iceland!Icelandic glacial ice looked pretty cool, and tasted better!Getting a “massage” in Sri Lanka. A young lion cub waking up from nap time in Kenya.Visiting orphaned baby elephants at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi was one of the highlights of my time in Kenya.Traveling locally by snowshoe in the Colorado Rockies!Taking in the views at Lake Morraine in Banff National Park.My last day caring for preschoolers in the Henemulla district of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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