Obonye was born and raised in Seronga, a village within the Okavango Delta. After finishing his education and completing an advanced course in IT, he decided that a life in front of computer screen wasn’t for him, so he joined Wilderness Safaris in 1997 as a poler and tracker.
His natural talent in the bush was spotted immediately and he was ear-marked for further training and skills development, culminating in 2000 with Obonye obtaining his Professional Guide’s License and Walking qualification. Since then he has worked extensively in the Kwedi Concession and has experience in numerous camps in the Delta and Linyanti. He undertook a brief secondment to Ngamiland Adventure Safaris in order to obtain a broader understanding of the safari industry, outside of the Wilderness parameters.
Obonye’s appreciation of and empathy for the area that he grew up in is unparalleled, and this makes for a genuine and sincere safari experience where natural surroundings and local culture all play a part. He is currently the Senior Guide at Vumbura Plains South Camp.
1. 12 Day Botswana Classic Wing Safari + Vic Falls (May-Dec) - $10,695.00
An incredible seven night flying safari in Botswana, which offers great value! Visit three distinct regions focusing on photograhy with resident camp guides. Several options of classic camps in each park area. Begin your adventure with an overnight in Victoria Falls at the new Elephant Camp. 2014 departures for high season: May 28, Jun 11, Jun 27, Jul 09, Jul 30, Aug 13, Aug 28, Sep 10 (other departures daily on request)...view safari
2. 12 Day Running Wild Exclusive Safari to Botswana - From $10,425.00
This has to be the best way to go in Botswana. Running Wild around Botswana lead by an expert Private naturalist guide and your private vehicle!...view safari
3. 12 Day Best of Wilderness Safari in Botswana (Mombo)- From $9,175.00-$13,895.00
This flying safari offers three days of superb game viewing at Mombo Camp in Moremi - considered one of the best camps in Botswana for photography and service and why we have it featured as a Signature Safari. This program includes a 7 night discounted stay at the Wilderness Safaris portfolio of camps and we can find space for you at Mombo! 2014 Departures available for high season:Jun 06, Jun 20, Jul 04, Jul 18, Aug 08, Aug 21, Sep 05, Sep 19 (other daily departures also available on request)...view safari