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THE TEAM

turning passion into purpose

JAY ROODE

Photographer, Conservationist, Author

Jay is a qualified conservationist and guide with an honours degree in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development.

Born in South Africa, she was raised exploring and camping in the wilderness and through these experiences developed a deep love and enduring passion for African wildlife and its grand open spaces.

She has been photographing wilderness and wildlife since she got her first camera at age of nine and has gone on to become an award winning photographer and author.

She is better known for the unique artistry she brings to African aerial photography which has graced the pages of publications such as National Geographic Travel, GEO, Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Smithsonian Natures Best Magazine, and online platforms such as CNN and MSN.

As a philanthropist Jay has provided her images to various conservation organizations to support their efforts to conserve both habitat and species such as The Endangered Wildlife Trust and The United Nations Environmental Program.

JAN ROODE

Accountant gone rogue

 

Jan started out his professional career as a chartered accountant, soon he realized he was an entrepreneur at heart and started a series of businesses which would culminate in him listing his property marketing company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Wanderlust has always been his constant companion and while setting up and running businesses he set aside large chunks of time to photograph and explore some of the most remote locations on earth such as Antarctica, Patagonia and the altiplano regions of South America.

Always an adventurer at heart, he left the property development world ten years ago and embarked on his passion..... flying in Africa. 

Jan is a highly experienced bush pilot and photographer, and has flown hundreds of thousands of nautical miles over some of the most remote wildernesses on earth.

His wildlife and travel images have been published in prominent international and local travel magazines such as Fodor's travel guides, The World Wild Life Fund magazines, Getaway, Go and many more..

HEINRICH VAN DEN BERG

Photographer, Author, Publisher

In 1998 Heinrich van den Berg left his profession as a civil engineer to become a full-time wildlife photographer. Since then he has travelled the world photographing wildlife and culture with a uniquely artistic eye. His photographs are known for breaking boundaries and depicting the natural world in a fresh and evocative way.

 

In his bid to tell a story in every picture, he has climbed icy volcanoes in Argentina and Chile, tracked endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda, searched for rare chameleons in Madagascar, wandered through the sacred temples of Cambodia, and walked the steamy forests of Borneo and Sumatra to photograph the elusive orangutan.

 

He has photographed extensively in Southern Africa, where he lives, capturing on film the mysterious leopard in Kruger National Park, the desert elephant in Namibias Kaokoland, and the captivating birdlife of Botswana.

He was the first photographer to win the Eric Hoskings Award of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year for two consecutive years. Heinrich has also won the international Camel Trophy Photographic Competition. 

He is extremely experienced in the field of publishing, having photographed and published 21 highly acclaimed photographic books. And he is the founder and owner of HPH Publishing.

ANDREW RAE

Raconteur, story teller, specialist guide

 

Andrew has been guiding specialist safaris in Southern Africa for the last twenty five years. A South African by birth, his love affair with all things wild began at an early age.

 

A qualified biologist, historian and field guide, the last 25 years has seen Andrew working in the Kruger lowveld, Eastern Cape Karoo, Botswana’s northern Tuli Game Reserve and most recently the region surrounding Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site.

 

He is a known raconteur and storyteller who believes that a great safari always depends on the quality of the guiding.  Andrew has an enviable reputation and a growing list of loyal clientele who return to Africa repeatedly to experience his unique and passionate safari leadership.

 

Andrew guides private, interpretive safaris to some of Africa’s most sought after frontiers. Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa among others.  

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Exploring the best of Africa from the air and on the

ground with specialist photographic and wilderness guides.