We are excited to announce that African-Born Safaris is growing.
Both Callum and I have been and will continue to be very busy with traveling and guiding trips, so naturally it was time to put down some firm roots in Cape Town to ensure that the service side of the business didn’t suffer. Therefore we took some big steps in March, we moved out of our home office and into a new office in Kloof Street and increased our staff compliment a little bit too.
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the newest members of our team.
Kirsty Ives has just moved down from her home in Maun to join us here in Cape Town. As a Motswanan and having been in the lodge business for ages, she knows all it’s ‘ins and outs’ and we are so glad to have her on-board. Kirsty first started her ‘bush’ career as a chef in the kitchen at Londolozi Game Reserve and continued there for 2 more years as a camp manager. After a wonderful break travelling the States she was drawn back home and to the bush where she joined us at Mombo in the Okavango Delta. Since leaving Mombo she continued to remain in the business working for various companies until we finally convinced her to join us here in the Mother City.
Kirsty will be contributing to all facets of the business, including taking over most of the logistics and planning of the many trips we are involved in. We are so excited to have her as a part of the ABS team.
Guide extraordinaire Rodger Bowren has recently joined the African-Born Safaris team. Rodger will help out with guiding some of our trips and blogging about his travels. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge, especially of the Eastern Cape, Kenya and the Kalahari Region, where he worked for many years.
Rodger has just completed a ski season with his girlfriend Tamsyn, in Steamboat Spring, Colorado and is settling back into Cape Town life after this incredible experience.
To read more about Rodger, click here.
Below are some of his favourite images he has taken while in the field.