Zodiac Cruising in Antarctica

Lex Hes

Expedition Leader
Lex Hes

Lex Hes, a naturalist and wildlife photographer, was born and educated in Johannesburg and has been involved in the world of wildlife for the past 30 years. Previously a guide at the world-famous Londolozi Game Reserve, Lex is now a popular freelance 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. 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, Botswana, and Namibia.

Lex's Upcoming Expeditions

  • Ultimate Botswana

    Southern Africa's Diversity: Namibia, Botswana & Zambia

    February 14March 6, 2017

    Visit some of Africa’s most remote and diverse camps with expert naturalist Lex Hes, from the elephants of Damaraland and the Himba people of Namibia to the leopards of South Luangwa National Park and the lush Okavango Delta.

  • Hippo

    Ultimate Botswana

    March 21April 6, 2017

    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. 

  • Tanzanian Sunset

    Remote Tanzania

    August 9August 25, 2017

    With one of the Earth’s largest concentrations of wildlife, from lions and elephants to thousands of birds, Tanzania is sublime—roam the country’s lesser-known parks in the company of renowned wildlife photographer Lex Hes. 

  • Zambia & Zimbabwe

    Wildlife Along the Zambezi: Zambia & Zimbabwe

    September 18October 4, 2017

    In the company of famed expedition leader Lex Hes, we’ll journey along the mighty Zambezi River and its huge populations of African wildlife—marvel at Victoria Falls, the world’s largest waterfall; search for leopards in South Luangwa National Park; and view elephants in Mana Pools National Park.

  • Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Lemur Island

    Madagascar

    October 14October 31, 2017

    Nature enthusiasts hold Madagascar in high esteem for its botanicals, birds, and famous lemurs. Come for the striking biodiversity; stay for the 1,000 varieties of orchid, pygmy stump-tailed chameleons, and lovely Malagasy people.

  • Madagascar

    Madagascar

    November 4November 21, 2017

    Nature enthusiasts hold Madagascar in high esteem for its botanicals, birds, and famous lemurs. Come for the striking biodiversity; stay for the 1,000 varieties of orchid, pygmy stump-tailed chameleons, and lovely Malagasy people.