Born in the Netherlands, Wies moved to Kenya when he was seven. His family then moved to South Africa before he returned to East Africa, settling down in Tanzania in 2000.
Wies first ever job was working in a tented camp in Tanzania’s Serengeti! His fifteen years within the safari industry however have seen him run a number of safari camps across Tanzania, obtain his South African ‘FGASA’ level two guiding qualification and finally becoming a walking guide in Tanzania’s outstanding Katavi National Park – an accolade many guides dream of.
With a good understanding of all the destinations we operate trips, it is his sheer level of experience within Tanzania that sees Wies as a key member of our team. Tapping into his depth of knowledge is something that your itinerary will only ever benefit from; what he knows goes way beyond the vast majority of safari experts in the industry.
Wies excels when he is asked to do complicated Tanzanian trips that go beyond the ‘norm’. Over the years spent working in Tanzania he has travelled the entire country by road and also by air. Getting off the tourist track is what Wies is most passionate about. His latest passion however was fuelled by his latest YZ trip to Uganda and Rwanda...ape met ape!