John grew up in the mountains of the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, and a visit to Lake Kariba allowed John to see safari guides in action for the first time, showing him that it was possible to build a career working closely in the natural world he had always loved. He set to work to follow his passion and in 2000 earned his Learner Guides license, and his Professional Guide’s License in 2005. John not just admires the wonderful wildlife in Zimbabwe but is dedicated to protecting it as well.
He has participated in anti-poaching programs with National Parks & Wildlife in Kariba, as well as snare sweeps along the Kariba shore line. As part of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, he formed part of an elite anti-poaching group at Stanley and Livingstone, working as a Ranger-Guide protecting Rhinos and Elephants in the reserve and National Parks and Wildlife areas around Victoria falls and up to Botswana border.
During his time as a professional guide, John has worked in most of the Zimbabwean National Parks, including Hwange, Matusadona, Zambezi and Mana pools, and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. His passion and commitment to the wildlife, coupled with his quiet confidence and humour, ensure he delivers guests a world-class safari experience.