Lucas comes to us from the small town of Rundu, where he was born and completed his secondary education. From high school he joined Namib Sky Balloon Safaris as a driver, and then joined the in-house training team as a nature guide; he spent a year here before he moved to what was then known as CC Africa (AndBeyond) as a trainee field ranger. Upon completion of his training there Lucas joined Wolwedans/NamibRand Safaris as a junior guide. Here he rose through the ranks until he was promoted to head guide.

Wolwedans recognised Lucas’ potential and he did leadership training through their foundation. Upon completion of his course Lucas was in charge of 14 field guides and a fleet of 15 vehicles. Lucas was with Wolwedans for six years before joining the team at ATI Holidays. Lucas and ‘Rita’, his Discovery Sport, make sure that clients start their Namibian Safari off in grand style!

Where is your favourite place in the world, and why?: Namibia, less populated, peaceful and wonderful scenery.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you whilst working in tourism?: One day, I was out on a full day tour in the NamibRand, and I had prepared food for lunch, meanwhile, forgetting to pack any cutlery. I only realised that when I sat down with my guests for lunch!