Chris & Samantha Tinkler

Camp Managers

Chris and Samantha Tinkler come from Johannesburg South Africa where they both studied a variety of business and hospitality qualifications. Chris has worked in the safari lodge industry since 2003 and has experience guiding clients and managing camps all over Africa from South Africa’s Kruger National Park, to the remote Kafue National Park in Zambia as well as a private island in the Seychelles as part of the conservation team aiming at saving and protecting sea turtles. He then spent some time working in international sales for a large safari company ensuring more people are aware of the wonders of Africa. Chris is passionate about Africa’s wildlife areas, the lodge industry and is a qualified FGASA walking safari guide. His belief is if you want to hear, touch, see and smell Africa the only way to do that is on foot. Samantha was working in the corporate travel management world for a large firm based in Johannesburg dealing with international clientele and the logistics of corporate travel for 13 years when she and Chris decided it was time to return to the bush so they moved to Kenya’s Maasai Mara in 2012 to manage a luxury tented camp. They also traveled to many other African countries and explored the region extensively. Samantha is passionate about East Africa in particular and believes it really is the real deal when it comes to true remote wilderness. She has a passion for staff training and a particular interest in identifying Butterflies. In 2015 they joined the Selous Safari Company where they can experience a new adventure and learn more about the remote wilderness that is Ruaha National Park.