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 Blog Posts

What Was Your Favorite Wildlife Experience of 2016?


Lex's Upcoming Expeditions

  • Southern Africa's Diversity: Namibia, Botswana, Zambia

    Southern Africa's Diversity: Namibia, Botswana & Zambia

    February 8February 26, 2020

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

  • Wild dogs

    Luxury Botswana Safari

    April 14April 29, 2020

    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. 

  • Iconic Africa

    Iconic Africa: Kenya & Zimbabwe with Victoria Falls

    June 1June 13, 2020

    If it's wildlife you seek, look no further than this adventure to Kenya and Zimbabwe. You'll spend two full days in Hwange National Park, home to 100 mammal and 400 bird species; watch hundreds of elephants and buffalo just outside your elegant safari tent; and search for hippos and crocodiles during a sunset Zambezi River cruise.

  • Lemurs, Madagascar


    September 11September 28, 2020

    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.

  • Wildebeest in Zambia

    Zambia's Great Migrations

    November 9November 23, 2020

    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.