Kerrie Porteous

Kerrie Porteous

A love of the outdoors began at an early age for Kerrie, when the school holidays were spent at her Swiss grandparents’ flat, walking (in summer) or sliding (in winter) through the mountains. Kerrie’s love of alpine flowers and mammals exists to this day, and her passion for wildlife and the environment led to a degree in Biology at Durham, followed by a Master’s in Sustainability. Degrees successfully gained, Kerrie took off for Madagascar where she spent three months working on a conservation project – chasing snakes, chameleons, butterflies, and lemurs through the forests (to identify them!), and eating enough beans and rice to last a lifetime. Kerrie joined Naturetrek in 2012, and now looks after a diverse portfolio of holidays to East and West Africa, Madagascar, numerous spring birding and botanical holidays around Europe, our collection of tropical cruises … plus a few other destinations, from Mexico and Monterey Bay to Mongolia! Kerrie lives just over the border in Surrey with her husband and young daughter, and ventures abroad to recce new destinations and lead our tours whenever she can.