James was brought up in a small middle-class multicultural family, the son of a self-made, hardworking Zimbabwean father from (Masvingo), a town close to the historic “Great Zimbabwe ruins” and an English mother from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
“The culture of travel has always been deep-rooted in our family from as far back as I can remember. From small “son’s & dads” fishing trips that filled our joyful weekends, to weeklong holidays enjoying various parts of majestic Africa.“??
Although James appreciates comfortable travel, he is not blinded by 5-star luxuries. It is that indefinable quality that makes something special which he is always on the lookout for, those small details that elevate a travel experience from the ordinary to the unforgettable. After graduating from Hotel school, James went on to study for an (HND) in marketing management in Zimbabwe and later embarked on an MBA with the Nottingham Trend University (UK). He has worked as a sales & Marketing manager for reputable companies like the African Sun Group of Hotels in (Johannesburg), the Cresta Group of Hotels (Africa), The Crowne Plaza brand in (Zimbabwe) as well as the world renowned award wining Spier Hotel in (Stellenbosch,South Africa). James founded Akeibo travel in 2012, and while the early months were not easy, focus and determination as well as exceptional recommendations from satisfied clients worldwide, has helped keep their little personalised business going strong.