“From tracking elephants on foot in the deep mopane forests of northern Botswana to the crystal clear lagoons of the Okavango Delta and to the eerie calmness and quiet of the Makgadikgadi salt pans, there are very few places where I have not guided. My inspiration came from listening to my grandfather’s tales about Africa.” Clint Gielink
We aim to provide an authentic safari experience of a lifetime. Okavango Expeditions was established in 2009 by Clint Gielink, a fifth-generation African with more than 20 years’ guiding and mobile safari experience in Botswana. Clint is assisted by his partner, Pieter-Ann Sollitt, a Kiwi who has been managing lodges and mobile safaris for the past 17 years. Together they make a great team.
As a family-run business, Okavango Expeditions is perfectly positioned to provide personal service combined with attention to detail. Clint and Pieter-Ann, together with their friendly and knowledgeable team, can provide itineraries that ensure a safari experience of a lifetime.
Tinus joined Okavango Expeditions in July 2016 with a history in management, conservation and guiding within sanctuary resorts, game reserves and safari operators. Tinus is highly motivated and with proven experience is very committed to providing unparalleled results, guest services and maintaining the high standard Okavango Expeditions offers.
Silvester started with the tourism industry in 2010 after finishing his Diploma in Travel Tourism and Hotel Recreation Management. He interests started in guiding and got his Assistant Safari Guide Licence in 2011, and worked with Okavango Expeditions as a camp hand as well as guide trainee for the bush experience. Silvester received an opportunity to go on a Cultural Representative Program to USA where he worked as a Savanna Guide under the Animal Science and Environment department within Disney for one and half years before coming back home to continue his journey with Okavango Expeditions.
We have a team of 12 employees ranging from guides to camp cooks to camp assistants who assist on the Okavango Expeditions mobile safaris ensuring guest satisfaction. Most of our employees have been part of our teams for the past 7 years and are dedicated, committed and wonderful individuals.
In every business there are the people who work behind the scenes. These are the unsung heroes of our business who work tirelessly ensuring that all vehicles and equipment is in pristine condition and that everything you need is packed and checked prior to your departure.