Tour Guides

SOUTHERN AFRICA GUIDES


ALEX FREIRE

Special Subject: Southern Africa
Languages: German and Portuguese
Qualifications: Overland Guide.
History and Experience: 7 years guiding in Southern Africa. Specializes in Mammals.
Favourite African Destination: Botswana.


ALTIES KRIEL

Special Subject: Southern Africa
Languages: English
Qualifications: National Guide.
History and Experience: 4 years guiding in Southern Africa. Specializes in viewing dangerous animals, ecology, geology, astronomy, culture, plants, & 4X4 off-road tours.
Favourite African Destination: Kgaligadi, Namibia, Richtersveld, Mana Pools& Kruger.


ALFRED MHINI

Alfred MhiniSpecial Subject: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and part of Mozambique
Languages: English, Ndebele, Nyanja and Tonga
Qualifications: Class 1 Driver’s License, Professional Guide’s License, Cooking Certificate Level.
History and Experience: I worked for Ambula as a tour guide for 4 years and joined Beyond Safaris as a guide for 6 years.
Favourite African Destination: Victoria Falls, Fish River Canyon, Sand Dunes, Delta, Great Zimbabwe.


ANNA DELPORT

Special Subject: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique & Zambia
Languages: English, German
Qualifications: Registered South African Hiking Guide, National Guide.
History and Experience: Annie loves nature and is a registered qualified South African Hiking guide. She is a keen hiker and has done many beautiful hiking trails in Europe and South Africa. Hikes done include the Alps (Europe), Ben Navis (Scotland), Snowdonia (Wales) and in South Africa the Otter Trail, Outeniqua Trail and Drakensberg, Cederberg mountain, Table Mountain and many other trails. She has successfully guided several hiking groups in South Africa. Annie has been guiding since 2009 and is a qualified National Tour Guide. She loves every minute of it, and is also registered mountain guide. Join Annie for lively, fun filled, informative and well organised tours.
Favourite African Destination: Namibia.


CHRISTELLE ROHLAND

Special Subject: Southern Africa
Languages: English
Qualifications: Western Cape and Northern Cape Guide.
History and Experience: 2 years guiding in Western Cape, Eastern and Northern Cape, South Africa. Specializes in Cultural and Wine tours.
Favourite African Destination: Winelands.


DAVID MUSANGU KAUNDA

DAVID MUSANGU KAUNDASpecial Subject: Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Garden Route, Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls area)
Languages: German, English, Afrikaans, Local Languages (in Zambia, Namibia, Botswana)
Qualifications: Diploma in Travel and Tourism, German Language Certificate, Electrical Certificate.
History and Experience: I have done my Primary and Secondary Schooling in Zambia. British Diploma Travel and Tourism. Stayed in Germany for 5 years whilst studying electrical and German language at the Institution. I have 10 years experience in the tourism industry with various companies: – A&K, A.T.C, Wild Horizons, Bushtracks Africa, African Eagle & SATS.
Favourite African Destination: Botswana and Zambia
Most memorable moment on tour: My memorable moment on tour was in 2007 July/August when I did back to back, Livingstone to Livingstone with 2 couples – 4 clients. It was a miracle tour, because every evening before sleeping the clients would demand that we come together and conduct a prayer for God’s protection including an opportunity to see the Big 5 because we told the clients that a Rhino would not be easily seen. To my surprise and to that of the clients, at the end of the tour, we managed to see the Big 5. Clients were happy and since 2007, they communicate at least twice a year–end of year and beginning of year. This year 2010, they communicated last in February.
This is my memorable tour.


DIRK THERON

Special Subject: Southern Africa
Languages: English
Qualifications: National Guide.
History and Experience: 12 years guiding in Southern Africa. Specializes in Photography.
Favourite African Destination: Etosha.


GEORGE NDAWA

Special Subject: Southern Africa
Languages: English
Qualifications: Overland Guide.
History and Experience: 9 years guiding in Southern Africa. Specializes in all fields: Anthropology, astronomy, mammals and fauna habitat.
Favourite African Destination: Zimbabwe, Botswana & Namibia.


GUIDO LAMBERTY

GUIDO LAMBERTYSpecial Subject: Reptiles, insects, medicinal plants and succulents
Languages: English, German, Afrikaans
Qualifications: Zookeeper, Repro-photographer, Qualified Tour guide
History and Experience: I started to do guided tours in 1981 in France as a whitewater guide in the Gorge du Tarn. Since 1992 I have been guiding and doing private tours in South Africa. I have been a professional guide since 2010. I also trained and worked at repro photographer and achieved a Diploma in Zoo-keeping and Animal husbandry. I worked for 17 years in this field and started an environmental education centre.
Favourite African Destination: Northern Cape, Augrabies, Richtersveld, Southern Namibia


GUIDO SCHELLSCHEIDT

Special Subject: Southern Africa
Languages: English, German
Qualifications: National Guide.
History and Experience: 15 years guiding in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Specializes in Astronomy, Geology, Flora & Fauna.
Favourite African Destination: Deadvlie (Namibia), Chobe Cruise Ship, Tsitsikamma.


HEIN KLEYN

HEIN KLEYNSpecial Subject: Fynbos – Wine
Languages: English, Afrikaans
Qualifications: Cultural Guide Western/Eastern/Nothern Cape
History and Experience: I am guiding on various rivers leading hiking groups through Fish River, Canyon. I started as a cultured guide about 8 years ago.


ISHMAEL SAMUPONDA

Special Subject: Southern Africa
Languages: English
Qualifications: Driver/Overland Guide.
History and Experience: 6 years guiding in South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, & Mozambique.
Favourite African Destination: Namibia & Zimbabwe.


JAN MECKLENBURG

JAN MECKLENBURGSpecial Subject: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Kruger National Park Specialist
Languages: German, English, Afrikaans, Si Lozi
Qualifications: National Diploma in Nature Conservation and Tourism. FGASA 2, GP, Mpumalanga, Limpopo
History and Experience: I have extensive experience as a Game Ranger in a ‘Big 5 Game Reserve’. I was able to gain 5 years of experience thereby leading nature trails on foot which added to my love for the outdoors. I also have many years of Overland Safari experience – leading tours into 22 African Countries! I also have experience in leading different types of groups ranging from a German television crew to overseas groups. I am currently the Operations Manager in the Jenman Zambian office and am also guiding here – and loving it.
Favourite African Destination: Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda.


JORG TRUMMLER

Special Subject: Southern Africa
Languages: German
Qualifications: Cultural and Nature Guide.
History and Experience: 13 years guiding in South Africa. Specializes in Flora, Fauna & History.
Favourite African Destination: Kalahari.


KATHARINA HOHMANN

Special Subject: Southern Africa
Languages: German and English
Qualifications: FGASA Level 1/ NQF 2, EcoTraining Field Guide Certificate, First Aid
History and Experience: 5 years guiding in Botswana, Namibia and parts of Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia. I’m truly passionate about and specialize in sharing the experience of the full ecosystem, from elephants to beetles, from geological features to flora, reptiles and birds.
Favourite African Destination: I love bush hikes, no matter where. Some of my favourite places are the awesome landscapes of the Namib-Naukluft and of North/Central Namibia, Makgadigkadi Pans, Okavango Delta, Mashatu (Botswana), South Luangwa NP (Zambia) and the spectacular Victoria Falls.


LARISSA WALTER

Special Subject: Southern Africa
Languages: German and English
Qualifications: Overland Guide.
History and Experience: 5 years guiding in Southern Africa. I’m truly passionate about showing clients Africa’s beautiful nature, the welcoming people, their interesting culture and traditions and history of all these special places here.
Favourite African Destination: South Africa.


LUCKY MAFANA

Special Subject: Southern Africa
Languages: English
Qualifications: Overland Guide.
History and Experience: 3 years guiding in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Kenya. Specializes in Astronomy & Fauna.
Favourite African Destination: Victoria Falls.


MALVEN CHIRISERI

MALVEN CHIRISERISpecial Subject: Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Kenya, Tanzania, Lesotho, South Africa
Languages: English & Shona
Qualifications: Certificate and Diploma in Tourism and Business studies, F.G.A.S.A Level (one), Learner Professional Hunter Guides, First Aid, drivers license code 10
History and Experience: After finishing my courses I started working as a tours consultant, later on to join overlanding in 2000 for several overland companies, joined Jenman Safaris last year on explore trips
Favourite African Destination: Namibia, (Ethiopia)


MANUEL JOAO

Special Subject: Sub Saharan Countries
Languages: English
Qualifications: Astronomy, Fuana, Flora, Geology, History & Antropology Guiding.
History and Experience: I have been in the Tourism Industry for 19 years, 15 years as an Operations Manager & 4 years as a tour leader/guide.
Favourite African Destination: Botswana (Delta), Namibia (Sand Dunes).


MIKE CHAMUNORWA

Special Subject: Southern Africa
Languages: English
Qualifications: Overland Guide.
History and Experience: 1 year guiding in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Specializes in Flora & Fauna.
Favourite African Destination: Victoria Falls.


NERISE BEKKER

Special Subject: Photography
Languages: Afrikaans and  English
Qualifications: NQF 4 – provincial Culture Guide for Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape and Western Cape with Namaqualand as an extra site. Also FGASA Nature Guide for Kruger National Park and Padi Divemaster.
History and Experience: I grew up in Mpumalanga Province and always had a passion for nature as we were always surrounded by wildlife on our game farm. My parents took us out of school for a year to live in the bush in Botswana when I was 11, and here I developed a great love for adventure! I started out as a Nature Guide doing my first overland trip from Cape Town to Vic Falls in 2006 after completing my FGASA course. I took a break from guiding for two years working as a Graphic Designer in Stellenbosch but missed guiding too much so I have been working for Jenman African Safaris since 2015 and loving it! In between tours I chill in the quietness of our Little Karoo farm outside of Oudtshoorn and go on road trips in my Landy named Kowalski 🙂

Favourite African Destination: Way too difficult to only pick one but definitely the whole of South Africa, and then South Luangwa, Okavango Delta and the waters of Mozambique


NTANDO JAKE ULABANGANA

NTANDO JAKE ULABANGANASpecial Subject: I enjoy wildlife but I am more into history, tradition and cultures of the people. I enjoy people and focus more on their strength and learn from their weakness
Languages: English, Ndebele, Tonga, Nyanja, Shona
Qualifications: Zim O’ level, NP L.P. guides license, class I drivers license (code 1A), 1st aid certificate, boat license
History and Experience: I started as a food waiter at a hotel in Vicfalls, worked as a food cashier + boat captain. I joined the guiding industry in October 2010 in Hwange Zambezi National Park as a safari guide. At one point I worked as a sales consultant for two years
Favourite African Destination: Mozambique, Velankulos area


OLIVER FORTIN

Special Subject: Southern Africa
Languages: German
Qualifications: National Guide.
History and Experience: 3 years guiding in Botswana and South Africa. Specializes in Wildlife & Plants.
Favourite African Destination: Kruger Park.


OLIVER PALLAMAR

Special Subject: Southern Africa
Languages: German
Qualifications: Field and Cultural Guide.
History and Experience: Many years guiding in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Specializes in Fauna & Flora.


RHINO E. GROHMANN

RHINO E. GROHMANNSpecial Subject: Botswana, Namibia
Languages: English and German
Qualifications: FGASA Level 2
History and Experience: After 15 years in the motorcar industry, I have discovered my true calling and started a career as a Safari guide.
Favourite African Destination: Kalahari Desert.


SAM KADONZVO

SAM KADONZVOSpecial Subject: Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana
Languages: English and Shona
Qualifications: 0’Level certificate, first aid, FGASA 3 certificate, customer care certificate.
History and Experience: Since 1992 I have been on the road – over 20 years now and I am still enjoying it!
Favourite African Destination: RSA, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Mozambique


 STEVE THOMAS

Special Subject: South Africa, Namibia & Zambia
Languages: German, English & Afrikaans
Qualifications: Motor Cycle Tours ( Small Groups).
History and Experience: Born in Cape Town, worked and lived In CT, JHB, Namibia & Munich also worked & travel in New York, Zurich, London. In 2001 I left the corporate world as a client manager for Swiss Reinsurance co. I have guided for 14 years in South Africa, Namibia & Zambia. I would love to guide in Madagascar.
Favourite African Destination: Namibia & Madagascar.


THOMAS FRIESS

Thomas FriessSpecial Subject: Game drives, 4×4, motorbike trips, Southern Africa
Languages: English, German
Qualifications: National Culture Guide, Off-road 4×4 and motorbike training
History and Experience: South Africa Tours, Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland by Bus, Landrover and Motorbike.
Favourite African Destination: Botswana- Chobe, Moreni and Delta, Zimbabwe- Hwange and South Africa – Hluhluwe NP, Drakensberg


THULANI MANZINI

THULANI MANZINISpecial Subject: Fauna and flora, history of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Zambia. Cultures of various African tribes.
Languages: English, Ndebele, Zulu, Shona and Xhosa.
Qualifications and Experience: Learner professional guide from Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Authority. Guide certificate from Zimbabwe Tourism Authority. Diploma in hotel management. I have 13 years experience in the tourism industry travelling the length and breadth of southern Africa.
Favourite African Destination: Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.


TODD LEONARD MENTZ

TODD LEONARD MENTZSpecial Subject: Southern Africa (Wildlife and History of San Rock Art)
Languages: English and Afrikaans
Qualifications: Registered field guide level 1, Kenyan Wildlife Association (Field guide)
History and Experience: I have 11 years of overland experience and have been part of a few expeditions. I also did a Zambezi Wakka Expedition to raise money for an anti-malaria campaign.
Favourite African Destination: Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique. However, every African destination is a favourite.
To read a comprehensive & interesting profile about Todd please click here


WILL KORN

Special Subject: Southern Africa
Languages: English, German
Qualifications: Professional Guide’s License.
History and Experience: When I had finally finished all duties a German young man has to do, like school, apprenticeship and army, I packed 1990 my backpack and explored first the Cabo Verde Islands, from there I got a trip with a sailing boat to Rio in Brazil, from where I hitchhiked in two month time the whole Amazon to Caracas in Venezuela, where I found employment as Camp Manager and Tour Guide.
In 1996 as I was at Frankfurt airport to fly once again to Caracas, I met people that told me amazing good stories about the New South Africa, and its opportunities…I changed my air ticket to Cape Town and never looked back. There I worked first as a barkeeper, then as Tour Guide, even run my own Backpacker in northern Mozambique, and the Club Makokola in Malawi, mostly I managed Lodges, Wine Estates and Guesthouses in South Africa. I just love our beautiful South Africa…the World in one country, and it is my pleasure to share, and show it to you.
Favourite African Destination: South Africa.


EAST AFRICA GUIDES


STEVEN SEDERRY

Special Subject: Northern Tanzania, Kenya
Languages: Kiswahili, English, Ma’a, Spanish
Qualifications: Wildlife Diploma from Modern Education Centre, Guiding qualification from the Nairobi Institute Centre, Spanish Diploma from the Nairobi Institute Centre, TANAPA Guiding Course.
History and Experience: 13 years’ worth of Guiding and Tour Leadership in East Africa.
Favourite African Destination: Northern Tanzania & Kenya.


VICTOR KOMBE

Special Subject: Northern & Southern Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda & Sweden
Languages: Kiswahili, English, French, Kichagga
Qualifications: Diploma of Wildlife Tourism from the Mweka Wildlife College, Diploma of Wildlife from the College of African Wildlife Marangu, Certificate of Tour Guiding from the Sila Vocational Training Centre, Certificate of Wildlife from the Alvdalen Education Centre.
History and Experience: 8 years’ worth of Guiding and Tour Leadership.
Favourite African Destination: Serengeti, Masai Mara, Selous, Ruaha.


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