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Meet your guides

ANDREW RAE

Andrew has been guiding specialist safaris in Southern Africa for the last twenty five years. A South African by birth, his love affair with all things wild African began at an early age. A qualified biologist, historian and field guide, the last 25 years has seen Andrew working in the Kruger lowveld, Eastern Cape Karoo, Botswana’s northern TuliGame Reserve and most recently the region surrounding Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site. He is a known raconteur and storyteller who believes that a great safari always depends on the quality of the guiding.  Andrew has an enviable reputation and a growing list of loyal clientele who return to Africa repeatedly to experience his unique and passionate safari leadership. Andrew guides private, interpretive safaris to some of Africa’s most sought after frontiers. Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa among others.  www.raesafaris.co.za

JAY ROODE

Jay is a qualified environmentalist and internationally recognised photographer. Her photographs have graced the pages of publications such as National Geographic, Geo, The Smithsonian, BBC African Wildlife, Africa Geographic, and Wild Travel to name but a few. Her award winning images have received recognition in international photographic competitions such as The Sienna and BBC Wildlife Photographer of the year. Better known for her evocative aerial photographs of Southern Africa’s great wildernesses, she is also an accomplished photographic tutor and guide and is passionate about aviation, conservation and photography in Africa.

Jay will help you get to know your camera gear better, grow and hone your photographic skills and capture

PROFESSOR PETER NEVILLE

Peter is an internationally renowned animal behaviourist and research biologist. He is a best selling author, BBC media broadcaster and international speaker. His career has incorporated research biology and animal behaviour studies in diverse fields all over the world, including the field of behaviour therapy for pets as a professor at the Miyazaki Veterinary School in Japan and The Ohio State University the USA, where he currently holds an adjunct teaching position in the Dept of Animal Sciences.

Peter’s magnetic personality, specialist knowledge and vast experience will help elevate your understanding of Africa’s unique and varied wildlife. Be prepared for an extraordinary journey into comprehending the inner workings of some of Africa’s most iconic creatures.