Virtually untouched Botswana is the “true” Africa. Accompanied by wildlife photographer and guide, Lex Hes, you’ll meet all the major wildlife, from elephants and lions to hippos and cheetahs, by land and in traditional mokoros on the Okavango delta.
Lex Hes, a naturalist and wildlife photographer, was born and educated in Johannesburg and has been involved in the world of wildlife for over 40 years. Previously a guide at the world-famous Londolozi Game Reserve, Lex is now a very popular freelance specialist nature guide who imparts his wealth of knowledge of Africa’s ecosystems in an easygoing and friendly manner. He is an author and nature photographer with five books to his credit – the highly acclaimed Leopards of Londolozi; a children’s book called Bushschool; Attracting Birds to Your Garden in Southern Africa; The Complete Book of Southern African Mammals; and Wild South Africa, about the biomes of his native country. His photographs have been published all over the world on calendars and brochures and in advertising campaigns, books, and magazines. Lex was involved in the growth and development of a specialist safari guide training company which to this day plays an important role in supplying well-trained guides into the tourism industry in Africa. In addition to time spent in the Mpumalanga Lowveld and guiding visitors around South Africa, Lex has been involved with biological work on the sub-Antarctic islands of Amsterdam and Marion and has led tours to Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Botswana, and Namibia. He possesses the unique ability to combine his knowledge as a naturalist, his expert skills as a wildlife photographer, and his desire to express to others the importance of our role in managing the natural environment. He is passionate about the conservation of wild lions in Africa and especially the protection of the important natural cycles which keep our ecosystems vibrant, dynamic, and alive.
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Lex's Upcoming Expeditions
Luxury Botswana SafariMarch 6 — March 21, 2021
Iconic Africa: Zimbabwe & Kenya with Victoria FallsJune 6 — June 18, 2021
If it's wildlife you seek, look no further than this adventure to Zimbabwe and Kenya with Naturalist and Wildlife Photographer, Lex Hes. You'll spend two full days in Hwange National Park; watch hundreds of elephants and buffalo just outside your elegant safari tent; and search for hippos and crocodiles during a sunset Zambezi River cruise.
Ultimate EthiopiaOctober 20 — November 1, 2021
Join Wildlife Photographer and Expedition Leader, Lex Hes, on this journey through Ethiopia. Explore historic churches in Lalibela then marvel at Simien Mountains National Park, where the engaging gelada baboons reside—with an optional post-extension to Bale Mountains National Park.
Zambia's Great MigrationsNovember 5 — November 19, 2021
Join this brand-new itinerary, designed and led by renowned wildlife photographer and guide, Lex Hes, to witness some of the largest animal migrations in the world.