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Phil Berry

Phil was born in Plymouth, England, the son of a Royal Navy engineer who moved his family to Africa in 1946. Phil grew up in remote areas of Southern Africa, most notably Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), and, from an early age, he planned to follow a career working with wildlife. He joined the Northern Rhodesia Game Department in 1960 and spent many years based in the South Luangwa National Park. In 1973, he left the Game Department to establish the Zambia National Tourist Board’s walking safari camps in Luangwa, an aspect for which this park is now most acclaimed. In 1979, he was seconded to run the anti-poaching field operations for Save the Rhino Trust. Phil is proud to share his endless knowledge of Zambia’s magnificent wildlife with our guests, enhancing their experience in some of Africa’s last great wildernesses.

Praise from Natural Habitat travelers:

J. Hnilo
"Phil Berry was wonderful, loved the walking part. I was amazed how he always found his way back to camp especially during the evening drives. We saw a Serval which Phil hadn't seen in 15 years. We had a Lion cub up a tree, which he had never seen. I wish I could have learned more about him!"

K. McMahon
“I cannot say enough about Phil!! He was an amazing guide and exceeded all of my expectations.”

R. Kinstler
“Phil is an amazing guide and shares his knowledge very well. He clearly is in tune with the natural wonders of these areas. ”

J. Carlson

“I have been on many trips and tours and Phil would have to be rated among the top two or three of anyone.”

B & N Brenton
“Phil is a master bushman with tremendous knowledge and a low key personality. He is a nice guy who shared stories from his 40 years of experience that were interesting and gave us a sense of the history of the area.”




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