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Having spent the last few years working on the ground in Greater Kruger, Victoria Falls, and the Okavango Delta, Josh joins the team with in-depth knowledge of Southern Africa, and in particular Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Botswana.

A snapshot

You are in good hands when designing a safari with YZ expert Josh. Having spent the last five years working for renowned Botswana suppliers (Ker & Downey Botswana and Desert & Delta), as well as a UK-based luxury tour operator, Josh knows the ins and outs of the industry. He joined Yellow Zebra in 2021 and his area of expertise is Southern Africa.

Recent travel experience

For the majority of 2020 and until October 2021, Josh lived and worked in Maun, Botswana. Located at the southern tip of the Okavango Delta and the hub for Botswana travel, days were spent either in town working or out in surrounding reserves and parks of the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, and the Kalahari.

Expert destinations

Botswana, Namibia, Victoria Falls.

African countries visited

Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, South Africa, SwazilandZambia, Zimbabwe.

Josh’s biography

Josh’s first trip to Africa was in 2015, when he embarked on a month’s anti-poaching trip as a volunteer in South Africa. After his initial trip, Josh returned for an epic expedition, driving from South Africa to Tanzania in 2016. Of the eight countries that he visited, Botswana was by far his favourite for the sheer vastness and remoteness of places like the Okavango Delta.

The year 2017 saw Josh working in Zimbabwe, marketing and designing safaris, whilst spending his free time exploring everything the country had to offer, living out of either the lodges or his vehicle – a truly unforgettable experience.

Josh then became an assistant-guide in the Southern Kruger, where he trained up to eventually qualify as a guide. Soon after, Josh moved back to the UK for a role in safari sales at a London-based luxury travel company.

Having visited and worked in many of the destinations in which Yellow Zebra offers safaris, Josh’s widespread knowledge is a welcome addition to the team.

Most memorable experience

“My most unforgettable experience came from South Africa, when I had to capture and relocate a wild pangolin. To me, a huge part of my excitement in working in Africa stems from my love of conservation. When I had the opportunity to save and relocate a pangolin, the world’s most trafficked mammal, I took it! It was the best decision I’ve made and is an experience that will live with me forever.”

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