South Africa-born, but based in Maun, in Botswana, Kyle has spent the last few years exploring and guiding in the heart of Africa with a primary focus on conservation, adventure travel and refining tailored safari experiences for guests across the continent. Kyle joined the team as one of our exploration specialist and pro guides in 2022.
His curiosity for the last great wildernesses left in Africa leading him into the deepest ecosystems in central, western and eastern Africa, Kyle is one of the very few naturalist and photographic guides to host guests on safari to these last great African wilderness regions. His background in hospitality and nature guiding has formed the foundation for his approach to all of the safaris he leads and designs: having a deep empathy for the needs and wants of his guests.
Having spent time guiding in South Africa in the Sabi Sands and the ‘Green Kalahari’, Kyle and his wife Ruth left the country and headed north towards Botswana, where they spent three years managing a photographic concession in the Tuli Block. From there, Kyle and Ruth’s nomadic migration went one way: they packed their simple belongings and headed north to paddle Lake Tanganyika, the world’s longest lake, to raise funds for rhino conservation. After this, they ‘settled’ on the outskirts of the Okavango Delta, where they currently live with their son, Ira Wild, down a sandy track on the Boro River in Maun.
Kyle’s extraordinary experience, knowledge, and ability make him one of Africa’s most sought after guides. In between guiding clients, Kyle balances his time at home advising on and designing safaris and enjoying life with the family, ‘making the most,’ as he says, ‘of the simple things in life, the things that matter most’. We are enormously fortunate to have him on board.
Anything travel-related, please do get in touch with Kyle.