I decided to come to Botswana after recommendations from colleagues already working there, and I instantly fell in love with the place. I am now into my 8th year and have thousands of hours of flying experience in Botswana.
I am ideally suited as Chief Pilot with my background in Aviation Management and many years of flying experience.
Botswana can offer something to Safari goers that is a bit special – The Okavango Delta, the only inland delta in the world and a beautiful oasis in the middle of the desert. It is certainly unique. Guests can both view game and marvel at the spectacle that is the Okavango Delta. For game viewers all animals from the tiny duiker to the mighty elephant to the endangered rhino are on offer. For those who simply want to relax and unwind there are plenty of spots to park off and listen to bird life while soaking up some sun.
Aside from the majestic beauty of the Okavango Delta, it is the people of Botswana who make any safari truly memorable. They are warm, open people with a great sense of humour who truly enjoy sharing their wonderful country and all it has to offer. Every camp, lodge and hotel has a comment book for guests, they are full of praise for the staff and often heartfelt messages to guides, managers, pilots, cooks and general staff. I often read these books for my own enjoyment, it adds value and satisfaction to my job. Without a doubt it is the people of Botswana that make every visit special.
As a pilot I have been afforded the luxury of staying at most of the camps and lodges that Botswana has to offer. In my opinion Oddballs is the best place in Botswana, it has to be the most relaxing and tranquil place on the planet. The staff are incredible, they go beyond being friendly to treating guests as though they are family. It is the pilots favourite and one of the reasons why I fell in love with Botswana.
I have often been told by guests that I have the best job in the world.