Ethiopia is known for its legendary historical sites, including some of the earliest churches known to Christendom in Lalibela and the royal castles of Gondar. You'll explore these sites, as well as Bale Mountains National Park—home to rare Ethiopian wolves and over 300 species of birds—and Simien Mountains National Park, where the engaging gelada baboons reside.
Growing up in South Africa, Chris’ love of the natural world materialized at a very young age, thanks to family explorations of the country’s national parks and preserves. Chris set out to turn his passion for wildlife into a career and has spent the past 17 years working in the African bush progressing from animal tracker to guide, and now professional trainer and private safari guide. Chris’ in-depth knowledge of—and uncanny ability to spot—Africa’s flora and fauna; warm and inviting personality; and genuine appreciation for Africa’s beauty and people are as captivating as the Continent itself, and will leave guests yearning to experience its magic time and again. Chris has inspired and delighted guests on safaris in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Chris's Upcoming Expeditions
Ultimate EthiopiaOctober 17 — November 1, 2020
Namibia Under CanvasApril 19 — May 2, 2021
In Namibia, nature rules. This is a land of open spaces, stunning vistas, and unbridled wonder. Photograph breathtaking landscapes of shifting sands, towering dunes, and vast plains. Go on safari to search for unique desert-adapted wildlife, including both black and white rhinos, and more than 100 bird species.
Signature BotswanaMay 3 — May 15, 2021
Virtually untouched Botswana is the “true” Africa, where you’ll meet all the major wildlife, from elephant and lions to hippos and cheetahs, by land and in traditional mokoros on the Okavango delta.
Uganda: A Primate ParadiseJune 20 — June 30, 2021
Discover the chimpanzees of Kibale National Park, the gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park.