ABOUT ME

MOMENT SEEKER. CAMERA CLICKER. MEMORY MAKER.

I was very fortunate to grow up with a family that had a passion for wildlife and conservation. From holidays in the Kruger National Park, Private Game Reserves and at my families lodge on the Olifants River, my love for Africa was mirrored by my dream of one day being a safari guide. This dream was eventually realised when I was as young as 20, and I have since guided at some of the most exclusive lodges and private concessions in South Africa, Botswana and Tanzania.

After a number of years guiding at Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge and Earth Lodge, I decided to elevated my experience by joining CC Africa (now &Beyond), and after completing my training at Phinda Private Game Reserve, I fulfilled my childhood dream and began guiding at the famous Londolozi Private Game Reserve. A career highlight, working as a Leopard Specialist Guide, which involved guiding guests on Private Safaris focused on the history, research and photography of the Leopards of Londolozi. I worked closely with tracker extraordinaire, Simon Mhatebula, on this project and gained valuable knowledge and research on leopard behaviour and all things wild and wonderful from a man with 40 years worth of wilderness bush experience.

I have lead numerous private mountain bike and walking safaris in the Makuleke Concession (Pafuri) in the Northern Kruger National Park, worked with a wildlife film production company for National Geographic, privately guided at the well known Tswalu in the Southern Kalahari, trained guides in both Zimbabwe and Tanzania, and also lead private photographic safaris in Botswana.

Whether it's photography, birding, discussing animal behaviour or sitting around an African bush fire sharing stories about lunging leopards, hyper-active hyenas or bashful buffalo, I enjoy being a multifaceted guide. My love for wildlife and nature is a contagious blend of passion, story telling, and most definitely humour, which creates both amazing experiences, moments and memories for my guests.


Get in touch...

kiongozi@cameronappel.com



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