Safari Life Africa
Safari Life Africa first operated as No Name Safaris. This company was started in 1997 by Rod Wilson in Maun, Botswana. He had seen a niche in the mobile safari sector for highly guided mobile adventures, exploring the numerous camping areas of the Okavango Delta.
Clinton and his wife Hayley joined with Rod and have now taken over the operations and management totally, re-naming the business Safari Life Africa. The idea of high levels of personal guiding combined with fantastic venues for game viewing have not changed much since the first days and Clinton brings with him the experience of guiding in Zimbabwe for many years and his Zimbabwe Guides qualifications. This has expanded the operations of the company into Zimbabwe and into Hwange National Park.
Clinton was born and raised in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. From a very young age, he has had a passion for wildlife and the environment and having grown up in a tourism based town (Victoria Falls) has a particularly strong talent and passion for hosting guests on safari.
Clinton started his guiding career in Zimbabwe in 1992. The guiding courses in Zimbabwe are amongst the toughest in Africa – taking 4 years to qualify. After his apprenticeship, he qualified as a hunter/guide, canoe/kayak guide, whitewater guide, white water rescue technician, basic paramedic and went on to guide in Zimbabwe for 8 years in different areas, finally moving to Botswana in 2000.
Once in Botswana, Clinton did the license requirements to obtain his Professional Guides License and found his niche in mobile safaris, in between doing camp management and mobile logistics management. Clinton is now in partnership in his own Specialist Mobile Safari Company. In the recent years he has worked in the filming industry for independent filming companies, as well as working in filming projects for National Geographic and Discovery Channel.
Clinton best describes himself as a passionate naturalist, having fine tuned interests and skills in the fields of both fauna and flora including a good knowledge of photography. He also has extensive experience with walking safaris.