Meet Kenya's most infamous truck driver

Becky turns heads wherever she goes – you tend to attract attention when you’re Kenya’s only female truck driver. Being a woman in a traditionally male profession isn’t easy anywhere in the world, but in developing countries it can be even harder to break gender stereotypes. Growing up, Becky never dreamed she’d earn a living driving travellers around her country in an overland truck. But don’t take it from us. Watch Becky’s story and let her tell you about her experience.

 

Becky the truck driver

Be Fair. Be Intrepid.

At Intrepid, we believe it’s diversity that makes us who we are. Whether that be the community of people who travel with us, our local leaders and staff that run our trips around the world, or the employees working in our offices – we know that our strength comes through our differences and the freedom to be ourselves. We’re committed to providing an environment that encourages people of all ages, physical abilities, cultures, races, religions, sexual orientations and genders to have the same opportunities to take a seat at the table. And with our goal to double the number of female leaders on our trips globally by 2020, we hope to be sharing many more positive stories like Becky's.

 

Looking for a trip that promotes diverse, inclusive and ethical employment?
Be Fair with Intrepid Travel

 

Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route

Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route

Climb Kilimanjaro with Intrepid Travel, and help support the fair and ethical treatment of porters and guides through our partnership with Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project.

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India - Classic Rajasthan

India - Classic Rajasthan

Explore India with Intrepid and your group could be led by one of our team of fearless female tour leaders who are defying gender conventions and paving the way to equality.

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Iran: Women's Expedition

Iran: Women's Expedition

Our first ever female-only, female-led expedition, this is a rare opportunity to meet a range of fascinating local women, and experience a side of Iran that remains hidden to most tourists.

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Best of East Africa

Best of East Africa

Safari through East Africa with Intrepid, and support Kenya’s first female overland truck driver, or travel with one of the few female leaders breaking gender stereotypes in this region.

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Expedition - East Arnhem Land

Expedition - East Arnhem Land

This expedition into remote northern Australia is a unique chance to explore Aboriginal culture with the Yolngu community, in a cultural tourism partnership designed to develop, support and promote Indigenous tourism.

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Jordan: Women's Expedition

Jordan: Women's Expedition

Develop a deeper understanding of Middle Eastern women on this female-only adventure, and break the traditional barriers of tourism in this tiny desert nation.

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Sacred Land of the Incas

Sacred Land of the Incas

Trekking the Inca Trail with Intrepid ensures that you are supporting the fair and ethical employment of local Quechuan leaders and porters, at the same time as learning about this ancient culture and community.

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Morocco: Women's Expedition

Morocco: Women's Expedition

This trip through Morocco is one of the limited range of Womens’ Expeditions, providing a rare focus on female travel and female empowerment through this incredible but often conservative country.

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