Jimmy was born in 1978 in the Caprivi region. He grew up in a small village called Mambali. As a young boy, he spent a great deal of his time in the bush as he tended his family’s cattle and assisted in collecting firewood and water. It was during this time that Jimmy forged his passion for nature. Whilst out in the bush, he would pass the hours watching the animals and listening to the sounds of the birds.
On completion of his schooling in Rundu, Jimmy did some volunteer work for the Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC), an organisation which helps integrate tourism into the local communities. This was followed by a short stint in the military. The call of nature was too strong for Jimmy and he joined Wilderness Safaris and started working in the Kulala Reserve. He obtained his entry level guiding qualification and went through the in-house training program.
Jimmy continued his studies and obtained his National Guiding Certificate. This was followed by a guiding stint in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. He later returned to Namibia where he has been guiding for Wilderness Safaris ever since. He has worked at a number of Wilderness Safaris Camps and also served as the Assistant Manager at Desert Rhino Camp.
Jimmy is an avid photographer and keen birdwatcher. His enthusiasm and insatiable quest for knowledge ensures that he provides guests with a life-changing experience as they explore Namibia with him.