Based in Beckenham

Liz Engel

It's Nice To Meet You

Hello, I'm Liz, your local independent travel expert based in leafy Beckenham, on the borders of South London and Kent.

My passion for travel started a very long time ago when my first ever job was selling Spanish package holidays. I’ve never lost that desire, that passion, for seeing and experiencing the world at large. Now, a few decades later, I am living that dream and helping my customers to explore and discover the world.

My personal passion is African safari, I think it’s the sounds and smells of the bush that really get under my skin and I’m so happy planning a safari trip for a client. I love to talk about it to anyone who will care to listen. But not everyone is keen to explore the bush. Whatever your preference, I am here to help and advise and share my personal travel experiences with you.

I work from a home office so I’m available to discuss your trip when it's most convenient for you and not restricted by office hours. I do home visits to suit your hours and can also be found meeting clients in the numerous local coffee bars (when we’re allowed), talking holidays over a latte.

That initial chat is the most important step towards the perfect holiday. I need to spend time getting to know you so that I can craft the perfect itinerary or destination holiday for you and your family or group.

My clients' travel adventures are too varied to mention them all but include dozens of African safaris, motor home tours of the Rockies in Canada, luxury tours from north to south of India, or barefoot paradise honeymoons in the islands of the Indian Ocean or Pacific islands. Skiing holidays, the Northern Lights, Antarctic cruises, the Galapagos Islands, or the Ashes in Australia, the possibilities are endless.

I will cater for your every need and will do my best to help with special requests that just aren't available on-line; adjoining rooms? cruise cabin near a lift? saltwater pool? short walk to bars and restaurants? gluten free menus? …. we'll do our best.

I do pride myself on attention to detail; from that first meeting through to your return home and all points in between, creating memories that last a lifetime. Call me and let’s talk holidays.


Contact Me

Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:

My Videos

Africa - Rwanda


I am passionate about African Safaris and this video including the gorillas in Rwanda, just takes my breath away.

My customer stories

Sent by Lewis McKale

Liz was amazing. She got us the exact holiday we were looking for ina very sort space of time!

Sent by Gina Burger-Blewett

It’s my husband’s birthday and Father’s Day on the same day this year and I wanted to find somewhere nice to go away for the weekend as a special surprise weekend break for him. Holiday research is usually done by both of us, but I'm doing the research on my own and tearing my hair out as everything is either booked up or not child-friendly. We have an 8 yr old son. I contacted the wonderful Liz Engel at Liz Engel - Travel Counsellor and not only has she found us a gorgeous hotel set in acres of grounds, with a spa (with available bookings) and a swimming pool (that allows children) with mini-golf, kids play area and woodland walks - it’s a bit of luxury too and she came in under budget! She’s wonderfully kind and patient, and I cannot recommend her highly enough if you’re trying to book a holiday. I wouldn’t have been able to surprise my husband without her help!

Sent by Neal Penfold

Liz was really helpful and presented us with numerous options that hit our long list of requirements and kept us informed throughout. She even managed to bring it in under budget, Just!!! I’d have no hesitation in recommending Liz and would definitely use her in the future!

Sent by Tim Buick

Another glowing recommendation for Travel Counsellors' Liz Engel! We’ve just returned from a getaway to the Welsh countryside for some good old fashioned r&r. Lovely farmhouse, nice local pubs, great WiFi ??. This is the view from our hot tub ?? And when we got back, we were greeted by a lovely note, bread, milk and juice. Perfect service and thoughtful extras. Can’t recommend enough - thanks Liz!