Dave was born and educated in Zimbabwe.
He joined the safari industry in 1987, and qualified as a Professional Safari Guide in Zimbabwe in 1989. He also has a Canoe Guide’s License. Dave has been on the Professional Hunters and Guides Examining Board in Zimbabwe since 1992. He is a very dedicated naturalist whose varied interests cover all aspects of wildlife and the environment.
Dave has spent most of his early career conducting walking and canoeing safaris in Zimbabwe. However since 2000 he has also led many safaris in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.
Although many of the safaris he leads today are in Tanzania or Botswana, he and his wife, Carol, live in Zimbabwe. They have two children, Jordie and Mitch.
Dave is a passionate photographer and his work has been published in various brochures, magazines and books. He has won many photographic competitions and has had several images reach the semi-finals of the coveted BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
He features on the Great Guides website, and also in the September 2012 issue of Wall Street Journal.
Dave has been in business as a guide with Justin and Gillian since 2004 in their Wilderness Africa – Tanzania days.