Martin

Martin

I own or work for a safari company that offers tours in Africa

About me

I have spent many years traveling, living and working in Botswana and South Africa. After visiting Zimbabwe on Safari first in 1997 and again in 1999 I felt the call of Africa and successfully obtained my first Professional Pilots Licence in South Africa.

Having heard of opportunities to indulge my passions, I travelled to Maun in Botswana to try and find employment as a Bush Pilot. Not having been there before I found that this was the perfect place to indulge my dreams of Safari and Aviation. I spent two years working for the largest Charter Company in Maun serving most of the camps in Botswana.

I then used the knowledge I gained for the position of General Manager for Botswana of a 5 star Safari operation with two Lodges in the Linyanti region and one semi-permanent Lodge in the Khwai area of the Okavango Delta. The company also operated bespoke mobile and walking Safaris across the best Safari areas and National Parks in Botswana.

I have travelled widely throughout Southern Africa not just as a Professional Pilot but also for my own enjoyment. I have visited many places within South Africa, including most of the major cities and many of the more remote areas including Augrabies Falls National Park, Upington, Karoo National Park, Beaufort West, Addo Elephant National Park and Whale watching in Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth.

I have also travelled widely in Zimbabwe and has also visited Namibia and Zambia.

I hold Professional Pilots Licences in Botswana, South Africa and the United Kingdom.


My safari travel style: Back-to-basics—I prefer old school camping and can pitch a mean tent. I like being off the grid and am ready to sleep under the stars. I don’t mind helping set-up or cook dinner. I’m the original safari enthusiast!

Part of the team at: Kingfisher Safaris

Social media:
Residence:
United Kingdom

Has been on:
20 safaris

Number of reviews:
1

Kudus:
125

Badges:
Tour operator
Safari guru

Last updated:
May 9, 2021

My reviews

Date Reviewed Review name Rating
Mar 4, 2014 Moremi Game Reserve The stunning Okavango and Moremi Game Reserve

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