While working in London, Jane had neither forgotten her dream to travel to Africa nor her love of animals. In 1956, a close friend named Marie-Claud (know as 'Clo') Mange invited her to Kenya. To earn money for her fare to and from Africa, Jane quit her job, moved back home, and became a waitress. That summer she "worked herself to the bone." Finally, in 1957, Jane embarked on her ocean voyage to Kenya.