They say 10 000 hours of practice is needed to become world-class in any field, and if, like Lemme, you spent your childhood holidays in the bush taking care of your family livestock, you would have racked up those “wildlife tracking” practice hours pretty quickly. Keeping your family’s wealth from any potential predator threat will do that to anyone. Instead of harnessing a distaste for the wilderness, this time spent in the bush only fostered Lemme’s lifelong love for nature.
Lemme’s school curiosity in Geography as well as a mostly self-taught art of astronomy play a large role appreciating that an office job would never suit him and that he needed to follow his soul into nature. His involvement with conservation programmes like BirdLife Botswana, where he would spend days camping in remote nature reserves in order to count birds, began his steady climb to the man he is today.
Lemme has nurtured his guiding career since 2007. He has guided in all three of the ecosystems in which Wilderness Safaris operates in Botswana – Okavango Delta, Linyanti and Kalahari – and also has had experience in managing camps. Positive, outgoing and adventurous – we wouldn’t put skydiving beyond him – Lemme is always willing to go the extra mile. His interest in photography has also helped him lead many a successful safari.