Wilderness, Wildlife and Adventure at heart
WELCOME TO EARTH ARK TRAVEL
Earth Ark Travel is a Botswana based travel agency run by a small group of travellers, intensely passionate about Africa and her wilderness.
earth | ƏrƟ | noun.
the planet third in order of distance from the Sun; the world on which we live
ark | ärk | noun.
a vessel or sanctuary that serves as protection against extinction
travel | trav(ə)l | verb.
to make a journey, typically of some length.
I have travelled each year with Earth Ark Travel for over 12 years with my groups and all I can say is that the Earth Ark team always go the extra mile to make it all awesome. Botswana has our hearts, but our trips to Namibia, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Madagascar were all breathtaking destinations in their own right. Steve has guided us throughout and really expresses a great sensitivity to wildlife. He is also a tremendous help with improving all of our photography too.
Trich Zaitoon - Dallas, USA
Meet the Team
I am a veteran of over 240 expedition style safaris in Botswana’ wild north over a period of 21 years. My combined deep-seated passion for safaris, wildlife photography and conservation allows me to bring a lot of experience to the company.
I have published two books and multiple magazine articles. I enjoy the challenges of seeking out photographic opportunities out on safari and sharing this amazing part of the world with the people who choose to travel with us.
I am the Editor In Chief of the National Tourism Magazine – Discover Botswana.
I have been lucky enough to call Botswana home for my entire life. My folks ran safari camps in the 80's and my early childhood was spent in the heart of the Okavango Delta.
Life outdoors has always been my calling, safaris in Botswana are one of the purest forms of such a life. My dad handed me his old film camera when I was about 12, documenting the wilderness around me has grown from passion to profession.
I am equally passionate about the conservation of the land we live in and all of its creatures, including its people. I now take extreme pleasure in leading others to some of the incredible experiences available here.
I moved to Botswana in 2012 and gained experience working closely with international film crews, most notably assisting with Disney’s “Elephant” film released in April 2020.
In 2015, Steve and I welcomed our son, Elliott and established Earth Ark Travel in the same year, specialising in photographic safaris.
My passion for the creative arts has grown through video editing for our production company; Earth Ark Productions. I also curate creative pieces for Wild Studio; our exclusive curio shop, offering images, art pieces and sculptures from across Africa.
Growing up in Maun, Botswana allowed me the opportunity to nurture my love of the wilds and to explore them as much as I could.
After school I kicked off my safari career on Horseback, which was an incredible opportunity for me to follow my passion of horses and the bush. It created an unreleting need for adventure and to go off the beaten track, this led me to conduct walking and canoe safaris in the Okavango over the last 10 years.
When I’m not guiding guests on horseback expeditions in the Kalahari or Okavango, I travel across Africa, often guiding in Kenya, keenly observing the diverse wildlife found in different corners of the dark continent.
AWAKE MY SOUL
Africa is the world’s second-largest continent, covering six percent of the Earth’s total surface area and more than 20 percent of the total land area. With over one billion people, it accounts for more than 15% of the world’s human population, speaking over 3000 languages in 54 fully recognised sovereign states or countries. Africa also holds the title as the cradle of humankind and many a visitor here claims some sort of familiarity on arrival. Indeed, this vast continent is also home to more than 2300 bird species and 1100 mammal species, some of which are our closest living relatives. Africa boasts the iconic snow-capped mountain of Kilimanjaro, the great Congo River drains her interior with the Nile and Zambezi. Battered by the stormy waters of the Atlantic Ocean on her west coast, she is warmed by the tropical airs blowing off the Indian Ocean to her east. Crowned by the Sahara Desert and great Atlas Mountains, her heartland is the steamy vastness of the Central African Rainforest. Further south she hides treasures untold - the giant oasis that is the Okavango Delta, the "smoke that thunders"; the Victoria Falls and the endless, beautiful wastes of the Namib Desert. Steeped in mystery and still with many miles of land untouched, Africa remains a continent of discovery and adventure.