My passion for Africa took me for the first time to the continent as a volunteer in the Tarangire Lion Project, are search project on the lion population in the Tarangire National Park in northern Tanzania.
I studied to become a professional guide in South Africa in the Kruger National Park, where I received my qualifications for ARH (Advanced Rifle Handling) and later on , Level 3 qualification from FGASA (Field Guide Association of Southern Africa), the most accredited association of safari guides in Africa. I also received the qualification as Trails Guide, again from FGASA, regarding the conduction of walking safaris in areas with potentially dangerous game.
I have worked as a guide and as camp manager in southern Tanzania in two of the wildest and most untouched areas inthe African continent, Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve.
In South Africa I mostly worked as walking guide with Transfrontiers - Kruger walking safaris in Klaserie and Timbavati game reserve.
Now I am freelancing, working as a consultant, guide and trainer for various companies and camps or as private guide for guest who want to have a deeper understanding of the bush, but I still work as a resident guide at Kwihala camp in Ruaha for at least 4 months per year.