about us

Travel. Discovery. Conservation. Those are three of the main passions the two of us share and that forms the foundation of Starry Starry Night.

François has a background in e-commerce for airlines, most recently heading up the global team for Qatar Airways in Doha. JD’s background is as a travel journalist, which has seen him criss-crossing the African continent and beyond – often on the back of a motorbike. 

Our love for travel is what led us to create our boutique travel company, The Travel Cafe, so we can share the beauty of southern and eastern Africa. Starry Starry Night is a dream come true of distilling the most beautiful, unique and magical lodges into one unforgettable eco mountain reserve that is affordable to “normal people”. 

Much love,

JD, François & the Starry Starry Night team