rowing up between South Africa and London, Jeff’s love of all things wild and natural developed early. At age 18, he set off on a solo overland adventure from South Africa to Europe, the catalyst that spurred him to spend the next 13 years in some of Africa’s most wild and remote corners. Jeff’s career as a guide began while working at some of South Africa’s highly acclaimed lodges before he worked his way north on the continent, including Namibia, where he was head guide for various camps.
Wanting to share this his appreciation for the bush and seeking an opportunity to give back, Jeff found himself at the center of the ambitious Gorongosa National Park restoration project in central Mozambique. For four years Jeff was immersed in various conservation projects including lions, community and tourism development, guide training, anti-poaching initiatives and various films and other media endeavors.
Jeff’s inquisitive nature and drive to be part of conservation efforts then drew him to East Africa. He spent two years at the Selous Game Reserve, where he oversaw a large and pivotal camp and led specialized trainings for local Tanzanians wanting to become safari guides.
As a Nat Hab Expedition Leader in East Africa, Jeff is conveying his passion for the natural world with a need to protect it. His enthusiasm is infectious and unwavering and he remains steadfast in his belief that responsible tourism is the key to protecting wild areas.