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Tricia Brennan

Tricia grew up on the Chesapeake Bay in the rural Northern Neck of Virginia, where every waking moment was spent outside, usually climbing trees, building forts in the woods or attempting to catch crabs off of her dock. Her interest in travel was first sparked in middle school with a service trip to the Dominican Republic. This cultural experience spurred her on in high school to visit Uganda where she taught English to school children through singing songs, and they in turn taught her tribal dances. Experiencing other cultures quickly became Tricia's passion, so she headed to Virginia Tech to earn a business degree, specializing in tourism management and international business.  There, she fell in love with the beautiful Appalachian Mountains and excitedly explored her new playground either hiking, camping, or whitewater rafting. Having caught the travel bug, she spent part of her second year studying international business in France and Germany. While Tricia was in Europe she visited as many countries as possible and somehow ended up swinging through a canyon in the Swiss Alps at the end of a bungee cord. Upon returning to the U.S., Tricia couldn’t sit still, so she promptly left again to spend her spring break in Costa Rica volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center.

After completing her studies and working for a time as an event coordinator, Tricia found her dream job with Nat Hab, and immediately felt at home with this new family of fellow travel and outdoor enthusiasts. During her time with Nat Hab as an Africa Adventure Director, Tricia has experienced the magic of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. She has also been lucky enough to visit Ecuador and the Galapagos islands, and most recently, India!

When she is not off exploring new places, Tricia spends her free time riding her horse, Bear, finding tranquil lakes for kayaking, or (her favorite pastime) snuggling around a campfire with her husband and two pups.
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    This momma & baby elephant stopped in for tea time at our camp on the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe.Can you spot all the lionesses in this photo? They use an ambush tactic to hunt, and we saw this pride take down a zebra only moments after this photo was taken!Sundowners are best enjoyed in the company of friends, and at a great tiger sighting! Snorkeling in the Galapagos islands, there were sea turtles all around us! Nathab’s Classic Galapagos AdventureThese Marine Iguanas are the dragons of the Galapagos. Nathab’s Classic Galapagos AdventurePiranha fishing in the Amazon (don’t worry, catch & release!) Nathab’s Amazon Lodge Extension  Our group was lucky enough to be there when Wolf Volcano erupted! Nathab’s Classic Galapagos AdventureA hike on Isabela Island. Nathab’s Classic Galapagos AdventureThis guy was tough to spot as his big blonde mane blended right in with the golden grass! –Nathab Secluded Botswana tripBeautiful female leopard, she was quite the model! –Nathab Secluded Botswana tripThe Linyanti wild dog pack had a litter of pups just in time for my visit! –Nathab secluded Botswana trip I got to spend my time in Mityana, Uganda with this group of beautiful children.My favorite thing to do when I am home on the Chesapeake Bay is to take the ponies swimming!My favorite hike in all of Virginia, McAfee Knob.The little lost boy who has become my best friend, Jeremiah.Blue Ridge sunsets are the prettiest sunsets Exploring Appalachia on horsebackWaterfall jumping in Montezuma, Costa RicaWe made it to the bottom!Canyon Jumping in Interlaken, Switzerland – Ahhhh!Rock Scrambling!Canoeing off the shores of Maine Exploring the wild west in Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UtahMy sister and I stumbled upon a herd of elk here in Colorado, in Estes Park.
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