Tania Plakanouris is the Youth Development Programme Manager at Wilderness Foundation Africa. Tania has vast experience in the conservation and hospitality industries. She has a Degree in Nature Conservation through UNISA (Cum Laude).
Evident through Tania’s career is her entrepreneurial flair, as well as her passion for nature and people. Her experience includes developing and managing a popular Adventurers Club (children’s environmental educational programs) for Heritage Hotels in Kenya; co-ordinating the opening of three hotels – No.5 Boutique Art Hotel in Port Elizabeth, Explorer Luxury Tented Camp in the Maasai Mara and Porini Camp in Amboseli, Kenya; Lodge Manager for Explorer tented Lodge and Porini Camp in Kenya for 4 years, Lodge Manager for Shamwari Game Reserve’s premier Lodge, Eagles Crag for 5 years and General Manager of No 5 Boutique Art Hotel in Port Elizabeth for 5 years, which has won numerous awards under the hospitality sector for best boutique hotels in SA .
Tania has owned and operated two businesses in Port Elizabeth, Funky Frogs Indoor Playcentre and Borca Lorca Deli Café. She was named as a Finalist in the Corporate Category of the Businesswomen’s Association in the Regional Business Achiever Awards in Port Elizabeth in 2012.