Managing Director and Co-owner
I was born and bred in Zimbabwe and have always had a strong affinity for the bush. After finishing school and doing a gap year in Central America, I completed a BSc (Hons) in Wildlife and Agribusiness from the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. After university I attended the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and commissioned as a British Army officer serving as an Infantry Officer in both the Parachute and Duke of Wellington's Regiment. I resigned my commission as a Captain in 2006, my desire to return to Africa called and it was time to return home.
The Luangwa Valley in Zambia had always held a huge appeal for me since I was a boy; stories about the beauty of the place, the teeming wildlife. I was initially brought in to run our four small exclusive bush camps; in 2009 I was fortunate enough to be offered the role of Managing Director.
Luckily I still manage to find time to pursue my passion for the bush; I have a Grade 1 Professional Walking Guide’s License and am an Honorary Ranger, appointed by the Zambian Wildlife Authority.
I also sit on the board of trustees of the South Luangwa Conservation Society which is an incredible NGO responsible for snare removal, education and anti-poaching operations in the South Luangwa National Park.
Read my account below of our Return to the Wild activity:
Bush Camping - "Return to the Wild"
Bush Camp Operations Manager & Senior Guide
I was first trained at Chinzombo Camp as a guide under the supervision of Phil Berry. In 1993 I obtained my guiding license and guided at Chinzombo and its Bush Camps until 1997 when I joined Wilderness Trails, while there I did a lot of mobile safaris. I have been with Norman Carr Safaris since 1998. I managed Nsolo Bush Camp for over 15 years, and over the years this became my second home. In 2012 I took up the position of Bush Camp Operations Manager and I now oversee the building and running of these camps each year. Apart from guiding I also render my services to the South Luangwa Guides Examination Board and am a trustee of the Kapani School Project. During my career I have helped many guides with their training but the highlight for me was when I helped to train Rose Jere, who was the first female Zambian guide.