Lazarus — "Lazi"— was born and raised in Bobonong village in Botswana. During weekends and school holidays he helped his parents on a farm along the Limpopo River, where his brother Moalosi, now a safari camp manager, always took him out on patrol. On many occasions they encountered elephant, eland, impala, kudu, hippo, and most of the small game animals. These outings inspired Lazi, who loved wildlife, and instilled in him a great love of the bush. Upon completing secondary school, Lazi was determined to pursue studies in the arena of nature and conservation. He graduated with a diploma in Tourism Management and Hospitality from Speciss College in Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, then returned to Botswana to start work as a travel consultant in the safari capital of Maun. This was excellent experience, as it allowed him to learn in detail what guests are looking for on their travels, but it did not satisfy Lazi's urge to be in the bush. He continued with further studies as as a guide and shortly after became a trainee guide at Chitabe Camp. During the last nine years Lazi has also guided out of several other premier safari camps in Botswana including Little Vumbura, DumaTau and Vumbura Plains. He now holds a Level 2 guide certificate with walking safari qualification and enjoys pursuing particular interests in tracking, ecology and nature conservation.