MEET THE TEAM
Anne Laws is a registered professional Botswana guide with decades of experience throughout Botswana and southern Africa including a life lived on game reserves and travel to every corner of the sub-continent, always camping. She is tough and very practical and is especially knowledgeable on the central and remote south of the Kalahari. An accomplished and published photographer and her greatest asset is her passion for this desert and especially for its vast wildernesses. Anne has courage, intense energy and uncompromising tenacity at tracking down the big cats adds great value to her tours. Champing at the bit for her next adventure, she is eager to share the privilege of her life in this extraordinary environment, the park, its animals, its plants, the tracks and the folklore. Anne is an exceptional chef, in any kitchen, but especially in the bush where she conjures up amazing meals that are always a talking point of our adventures. Meals are enhanced through the addition of wild foods harvested by the Bushmen and meat products from the rare breeds farm and associated charcuterie that her and Greg run on their land. Anne is also a Level Three qualified medic with a wide-ranging knowledge of primary care and specializing in the rare but potential hazards associated with the African bush. Anne’s passion for this land is infectious and will make a deep impression on your memories of Africa.
Greg Laws is an ex-parks game ranger and specialist in community-based approaches to conserving some of southern Africa’s most precious wild places. He has over forty years of experience in the field and has represented both WWF and IUCN at an international level in this capacity. He has run environmental education for children in the Drakensberg mountains, developed complex parks and neighbour’s programmes, promoted ecologically sensitive methods for problem animal control and achieved international status for developing community-based ecotourism ventures. He was sought after as a public speaker and has appeared on radio and television on a number of occasions. He is also a published author in a number of African wildlife magazines.
Greg and Anne immigrated to the UK where he ran a training company for ten years bringing clients to the Kalahari on training pilgrimages, before moving to the Kalahari permanently. His experience as a trainer and public speaker, and passion for the art of story-telling, reinforce his skills as a guide in the African bush. He has diverse intellectual pursuits to captivate his audiences including human origins and hunter-gatherers, natural history and especially astronomy. His star talks are legendary. Greg is never short of information to share on Africa, her indigenous people, wild places and beyond to the amazing universe in the night sky. He would be delighted to share this passion with you through fascinating stories around the campfire.