Meet Our Staff

Managing Director

Martin Smith

Martin has spent many years travelling, living and working in Botswana and South Africa. After visiting Zimbabwe on Safari first in 1997 and again in 1999 he felt the call of Africa and successfully obtained his first Professional Pilots Licence in South Africa. Having heard of opportunities to indulge his passions, he travelled to Maun in Botswana to try and find employment as a Bush Pilot. 

Professional Safari Guide

Pilot Manga

Known throughout Botswana as ‘Pilot’ due to the similarity in his name to Pilate (as in the biblical Pontius Pilate) you will be shown this beautiful country by someone who is a born and bred ‘Motswana’ (the name given to citizens of Botswana) and is a genuine local. Pilot was born in a small village, Shorobe, on the edge of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. 

Professional Safari Guide

Tumelo Charles

Known simply as ‘Charles’, Tumelo has been working for and running his own ‘mobile safari’ business from Maun for the last ten years. He has spent time taking his foreign clients all over Northern Botswana to some of the most remote parts of his beautiful country and seeing the amazing wildlife that inhabits these areas. 

Head Chef & Super Human

Thaelo Ramakoba

Thaelo is one of our most important staff members in Botswana as she is the one who designs our menu's and makes sure you are looked after while in the camp itself. She produces some of the best meals you can imagine, all over an open fire, giving you the chance to sit back and take in Africa in all its glory. 

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Bryn Stanley, Denbigh, United Kingdom  |  martin@kingfishersfaris.co.uk  |  Tel: +44 (0) 1745 817400

 Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 8am-8pm,​​ 

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