Born and raised in Zimbabwe in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s I trained as a professional canoeing and walking guide in the mid 1990’s. When the political issues began affecting day to day life I left Zimbabwe for greener pastures. My adventurers have seen me travel to some of the most incredible wilderness areas in Africa – Hwange, Victoria Falls, Vumba mountains, Mana Pools, Lower Zambezi, Selous, Tarangire, Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo, Lewa, Samburu and many, many more truly amazing locations and private concessions.
Having been in the industry as both a camp manager and as a head guide for over two decades, I’ve witnessed first-hand the terrible devastation that both poaching and human/ wildlife conflict has inflicted on this incredible continent. With this constantly in my thoughts I have turned my energies into capturing forever some of the special magic that I witness on an almost daily basis.
My photography is my little way of being thankful for the unspoilt wilderness that we have and to remind people that Africa deserves protection…. Every creature, no matter great or small, has its niche in the eco-system and has a right to be here. And thus proceeds from every single photograph sold or safari booked will be directed back into wildlife conservation – it is my desire to do everything I can to protect our heritage for future generations.
My private safaris are detailed to your individual tastes, budget and expectations and with an emphasis on photography, you are virtually guaranteed to experience the safari of a lifetime.
I am an affiliated private guide of Yellow Zebra Safaris, ensuring that a team of professionals is on hand to cater to your every need. We can handle everything from booking of flights and advising on visa and health requirements to ensuring that your safari is both competitively priced and designed to suit your individual tastes. “We handle the stress, allowing you to enjoy the rest!”
Also please visit my facebook page, Geoff Mayes wildlife photography, or my twitter account, @mayes_geoff, for up-to-date images and information on what’s going on and for special offers!
Don’t just see Africa, live it!