Cameron Appel


Specialist Private Safari Guide

Cameron was very fortunate to grow up with a family that had a passion for wildlife and conservation. From holidays in the Kruger National Park, Private Game Reserves and at his families lodge on the Olifants River, his passion for wildlife and nature was mirrored by his dream of one day being a safari guide. This dream was eventually realised when Cameron was as young as 20, and has since guided at some of the most exclusive lodges and private wildlife concessions in South Africa and Tanzania. After a number of years guiding at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge, Cameron joined CC Africa (now andBeyond), and after a short stint at Phinda Private Game Reserve, he fulfilled his childhood dream and began guiding at Londolozi Private Game Reserve. A career highlight, working as a Leopard Specialist Guide, which involved guiding guests on Private Safaris focused on the photography, history and research of the Leopards of Londolozi. Cameron has travelled most of Southern Africa and East Africa in search of rare and elusive birds, worked in wildlife film production and even lead a private mountain bike tour through the Northern Kruger National Park. Whether it’s photography, walking, birding, discussing animal behaviour or sitting around an African bush fire sharing stories about lunging leopards or hyper-active hyenas, Cameron enjoys being a multifaceted guide. His love for the wilderness and nature is a contagious blend of passion, humour and story telling which creates both amazing experiences and memories for his guests.