OUR FOUNDERS & OUR TEAM
As a very successful entrepreneur and investor, amongst others, in green and environmental technology, Albert has funded for more then 15 years research relating to Leopards and protection of this threatened species. His funding and work ultimately have resulted in a change of traditional ceremonies and hunting laws.
This funding encompasses a wide range of vital subjects, from support to the Wildlife Department with aircraft, anti-poaching and re-introduction of endangered species such as rhino and sable antelope, but also schooling of local young people and the assistance and protection of farmers against that same wildlife.
Dick is Managing Partner and co-founder of Active Capital Company and Chairman of the Board of Timbo Afrika Foundation. In his capacity he motivates the companies part of the Active Capital Company portfolio to donate a fixed amount of their profits towards the Foundation and assists the operational companies in Botswana, Mozambique and South Africa with their financial structures. A passionate supporter of our projects and ambassador in The Netherlands resulting in many of his business relations becoming guests in our Camps. A real Africa lover with a passion for elephants.
Left Europe in 2005 after having worked in the Oil & Gas industry for many years. Ultimately changed his career to development and management of private owned nature reserves in the Greater Kruger National Park region. In this capacity worked closely with the WWF on the Black Rhino Range Expansion Project and pioneered the first successful community based tourism projects allowing local communities to develop and manage safari operations.
Albert and Jurgen met in 2012 by accident as both were looking for an opportunity to put their vast experiences into a long term sustainable project. This ultimately resulted in the Botswana and Mozambique Operations.
Meet the extraordinary team that makes the Africa Experience truly special
Moses Mosebola, Senior Guide
Moses is a highly experienced guide who will be able to tell you not just about the wildlife you encounter on your drives and walks, but also about the local history and local customs. You will recognise him at all times with his wide smile!
Solomon Ramofi, Senior Tracker
Solomon is one of the best senior trackers and assistent guide in this industry. Originally from our area but having worked in the Delta for many years, he decided to return to his roots. With him and Moses on one of our game drives or bush walks you can be sure nothing will be missed. His eyes are still the best from all of us and he makes an exceptional G&T.
KB Mosena, Assistant Guide
KB has been with us from day 1. He started in the volunteer camp as a caretaker but during the construction of Koro River Camp his real talents surfaced quickly. Technically very gifted on almost every aspect varying from carpentry to roofing, but his passion for the bush changed his career path and he became a guide. Having lived in the bush his whole life he has a natural ability to spot and explain the wild life in our reserve. His biggest asset though is probably his big smile!
Kgomotso Masilo, Chef
In our opinion the best bush chef you can find. Before she joined us she already had a successful career of no less than 24 yours in another bush lodge. She still is eager to learn new recipes and try new dishes. Her high teas with the most delicious cakes, dinners with real artisan cooked food and off course her own vegetable and herb garden have become famous amongst our guests. She is always in for a cook off with one of guests star chefs!
TT Serumola, Sous Chef
The sous chef and the most artistic, creative kitchen staff we have. He can turn a simple tomato & mozzarella salad into a little piece of art. In his quiet time in the kitchen you can often find him reading new recipes or other cooking books.
Joseph Leshiba, Head of Technical Department
Happiness is a charming young lady with a strong character and strong hands. She is specialised in providing wellness and massage services in our little pavilion and also is your host during the day.
Happiness Mangogola, Assistant Manager
Joseph has been with us from the beginning. Quietly he has been working his way up to the head of the technical department. Because he has been involved in the actual construction of our Camps as well there is no technical matter that can surprise him. Over and above this he has a great sense of humour and an even bigger smile.
Margereth Monekwe & Elina Malesela, Housekeeping
Responsible for our housekeeping and laundry. Margeret joined us in 2017 after she had recovered from a Hippo attack! Her hard work shows and you can hear her laughing from far away! Elina is the opposite, her mysterious smile makes you wonder…
Sander Vissia, Researcher
Sander is in charge of research aimed at various subjects. One of them is the Human-Wildlife conflict, one of the most pressing matters in nature conservation as communities can be under pressure from wildlife venturing into the live stock or crops. Furthermore he has set up an elaborate program to monitor the leopards and hyenas in our area.
Thelma, Camp manager
She is an accountant by profession and was first introduced to the tourism industry 10 years ago. Tourism was a new world to her and she fell in love right away.
Joining Koro Camps is a whole new and exciting venture for her. For the past 10 years she was exposed to the delta, ckgr and makgadikgadi. Discovering the hidden gem that is Tuli Block has just broadened her knowledge of what Botswana’s tourism industry has to offer.
“But the biggest highlight of this new challenge is the fact that for the first time I get to work for a company that is set up to give 100% of its proceeds back into the community it operates in and has set up a research center to learn more and impart more knowledge to the community too. A company that aims to balance human/wildlife to co-exist in the same area. A company that has set out to rehabilitate the wilderness and educate the community all at the same time. It is a great feeling to wake up every morning knowing that I work towards the development and growth of the community I live in and the untapped tourism land around it. My tourism industry knowledge has just taken a new dimension and I am excited not only about my own growth but the growth of Koro Camps and the Timbo Africa Foundation”.