Ian Johnson is a Professional Safari Guide, Eco-tourism Consultant, and Professional Photographer. Ian qualified as a microbiologist and studied conservation in the Cape. He has lived and worked throughout Africa’s Great Rift Valley in some of Africa’s greatest wildlife destinations from South Africa to Northern Kenya to Egypt.
As a photographer Ian has received several Southern African and International Awards for his wildlife and natural history photography, he runs a successful photography business & does photo journalism for numerous publications namely Africa Geographic, Msafiri, & Conde’Naste House and Garden.
He is also a freelance cameraman for the BBC Natural History Unit, having worked on a number of documentaries, including Big Cat Diaries in the Maasai Mara and is a specialist consultant on Leopards for the unit.
Through his Eco-consulting business he has taught and worked with guides, trackers and wardens from the forests and gorillas of Uganda, to the vast Serengeti/Mara, along the entire East African coast, to the Okavango Delta and Linyati ecosystems, to the Sabi Sands and Northern Maputuland biosphere reserves. Ian’s motivation for training is in that he fully believes the guides of Africa are one of the most important keys to its survival.
Ian’s experience has made him a specialist in animal behaviour giving him an uncanny, intuitive ability to predict and anticipate animals and situations! Being a photographer plus an ethologist he is able to put his guests in the very best position to capture the moment!
Being a naturalist extraordinaire he believes people need to be totally rejuvenated and energised after having experienced a safari in Africa. A place that offers raw unadulterated energy to those who want it!
Ian believes in adventure & thrills! And this is what he has been doing for the last 16 years by constantly striving to spread the magic of Africa through his guest’s veins while on safari!
Ian’s Mission is :
“ To Ensure People never stop loving Africa through initiating an everlasting love affair with the magical continent by creating a sense of responsibility for its future”
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