Botswana Safari Specialists

To get the most out of your Botswana safari, you need to talk to people who understand the country and who love it. Some of our specialists are in the UK office, some are in the office in Maun in Botswana, but the most important people are out in the field. These are the guides, bush pilots, camp managers, conservationists, cooks, park rangers … Let us introduce you to some of the people who could make your Botswana safari an unforgettable experience.
Amanda Marks

Amanda Marks – Travel Specialist

Botswana Specialist Based in the UK, Amanda is a director of Botswana Specialists. She can help you get the most out of your Botswana safari by recommending from personal experience which lodges and activities might be perfect for you.

Tracy edwards

Tracy Edwards – Travel Specialist

Botswana Specialists Tracy is a travel consultant of Tribes Travel which runs Botswana Specialists. The company was founded in 1998 and is ATOL-bonded for your financial protection.

Map Ives

Map Ives – Conservationist

National Rhino coordinator In April 2014 Map Ives became Botswana’s National Rhino Coordinator. This position comes following his huge commitment to conservation especially of rhinos, particularly with the foundation of the Botswana Rhino Committee.

Ngande Shimwe but at work I am known as Baba

Ngande Shimwe – Guide

Savute Safari lodge Guide My real name is Ngande Shimwe but at work I am known as Baba. I was born in Gumare in North west of Botswana along the Okavango Delta. I joined Desert & Delta safaris in 2009 and I’ve been guiding for 6 years.

Evelyn Feiersinger - Sanctuary camp manager

Evelyn Feiersinger – Camp manager

Sanctuary Retreats – Chiefs Camp General Manager Evelyn Feiersinger is the General Manager for Sanctuary Chiefs Camp in the Okavango Delta.

Karen Reed

Karen Reed – Travel Specialist

Maun-based specialist Karen is a travel specialists based in Maun.

Xushee Xwii and Xixae Mandla Xhamme

Xushee Xwii and Xixae Mandla Xhamme – Guides and Translators

Guides and Translators for Uncharted Africa Safari Company Xushee Xwii and Xixae Mandla Xhamme are Bushmen guides and translators.

Pharaki Ngoro

Pharaki Ngoro – River bushman

River bushman for Nxamaseri Island Lodge Pharaki Ngoro is a river guide at Nxamaseri Island Lodge in the Okavango Panhandle.

Super Sande

Super Sande – Guide

Guide for Uncharted Africa Safari Company Super Sande is a professional guide working for Uncharted Africa Safari Company – Jack’s Camp, San Camp and the occasional mobile safaris for over two decades.

Amanda Collins

Amanda Collins – Chef Trainer

Regional Chef Trainer for andBeyond andBeyond’s Chef Trainer and Executive Chef for Botswana region.

Goitdimodimo Mosarwa

Goitdimodimo Mosarwa – Mokoro poler

Mokoro poler at Stanley’s camp – Sanctuary Retreats Goitdimodimo Mosarwa is a mokoro poler – also known as a specialist guide.

Keoagile Budulala

Keoagile Budulala – Guide

Guide for Uncharted Africa Safari Company Keoagile Budulala a safari guide for Uncharted Africa.

Skipper Mareja

Skipper Mareja – Lodge Manager

Lodge Manager at Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge Skipper Mareja is the Lodge Manager for &Beyond’s Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge.

Chabadimaketse Selei

Chabadimaketse Selei – Guide

Guide for Uncharted Africa Safari Company Chabadimaketse Selei is a guide for Uncharted Africa Safari Company and does guided tours at Jacks Camp, San Camp, Kubu Island and mobile Expeditions.


Mwahamubi Muluwani, “Chimney” – Professional Guide & Camp Manager

Guide & camp manager for Bush Ways Mwahamubi Muluwani, “Chimney” is Camp manager at Chobe Elephant Camp and has been a mobile safari guide for 14 years.

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Deception Valley lodge Staff interviews

Some of the staff at Deception Valley Lodge, in the Kalahari share their insight, passion and love for Botswana.

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Delta Air – Pilots

Some of the Pilots from Delta Air, share their insight and views on bush flying in Botswana.