Marni Granston- Founder | CEO | Travel Expert

Updated: Sep 30, 2018

Marni Granston is an avid traveler, having visited many remote areas of the world- from living abroad in Italy, getting engaged in Fiji, seeing tigers in India and honeymooning in Bali; but it was traveling to Africa that truly sparked creating a passion for travel into a career.

After returning from her first safari to Zambia and Botswana, she began a career in the luxury safari business with tour operator Ker & Downey.  Through this role she was fortunate to travel back to Africa on a regular basis, as well as a multitude of exotic destinations around the globe, expanding her expertise in the luxury travel market.

Now, as Founder & CEO of TRIBU Travel, Marni sets out on another great adventure.  She describes her and Co-Founder Linda Shepro’s vision for the company, “TRIBU is built upon the premise of creating a community of globally curious travelers who share a passion for travel and seek truly authentic experiences in remote parts of the world.  At TRIBU we believe our clients are our best advocates and by creating experiences worthy of sharing and a platform to share those memories, we are creating our tribe of travelers.”

About Marni Granston: Marni is originally from Camano Island, WA and graduated with a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Washington. She now lives in Del Mar, CA  with husband Jon Granston and their son, Cyler, who at the age of two, is already telling stories of his own adventures on safari in Africa.

Marni’s Bucket List:

  • Scandinavia- winter adventure seeing the northern lights, dog sledding and staying in an ice-hotel.

  • Argentina & Uruguay- exploring Bariloche, Buenos Aires and relaxing seaside in Jose Ignacio.

  • Borneo- exploring this remote island and photographing the Orangoutangs and pigmy elephants.

  • Namibia- Meeting the Himba people and photographing the desert landscapes.

Marni’s top recommended must-do experiences:

Canoeing and fishing on the Zambezi River at Chiawa in the Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia.

Quad biking safari, meerkat interactions and meeting the Bushmen tribe at Jack’s Camp in the Makadikadi Pans, Botswana.

Cycling the temples of Angkor Wat, receiving a Buddhist blessing and staying in an overwater villa on the private island of Song Saa, Cambodia.

An awakening of the senses in India- yoga atop the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, viewing tigers in Bandavgarh and sailing the backwaters of Kerala.

Trekking for Sloth, fishing for piranha, visiting local villages and experiencing life on the Peruvian Amazon with Aqua Expeditions.

Being face-to-face with Silverback Gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda.

Contact Marni at or 858-201-3079 to start planning your next adventure.

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