Meet our Team

Jonathan Retzlaff

Lead guide & Founder

I was born and grew up in Zimbabwe. As far back as I can remember I've always been interested and loved the African bush. I grew up on a Cattle Ranch in North East Zimbabwe (Mashonaland) and spent countless days working with anti poaching and tracking units protecting the ranch against illegal hunters gaining vast knowledge about conservation anti poaching and the African bush.

 

I attended Falcon College in (Matabeleland) where I spent most of my time walking around the bush doing falconry under the very reputable Ron Hartley.

 

After leaving School at the age of sixteen I started my learner professional guides apprenticeship in the Sengwa river basin around Chizarira National Park in Zimbabwe where I was the head of an anti poaching unit and Problem Animal Control in the campfire area for four years where I got a huge amount of big and dangerous game experience.

 

I then moved to Gorongosa National Park in central Mozambique where I worked with the Gorongosa Restoration Project and was employed as a consultant to set up Eco tourism activities and train local guides for the project. I then started freelancing as a fixer/guide for wildlife film crews.

Resume

 

Zambezi Valley Zimbabwe

4 years - Camp Management & Head of Anti Poaching and Problem Animal Control

 

Mozambique

Gorongosa National Park

5 years - Training Consultant & Head Safari Guide

 

Vilankulo, Inhambane

Owner & Founder  of South East Africa Safaris & Vilanculos Canoe Safaris

 

 



Karin Holzer

Contact person Europe

Born in Austria, Karin lived in Cape Town, South Africa for a year after finishing her degree in business consultancy in 2006 and fell in love with Southern Africa.

 

She has been travelling to Africa many times since and shares Jonathans passion for Africa and  wildlife.

 

Based in Austria, Karin is your first contact person in Europe and oversees all organisational details of your trip.

Our local guides

We are working with a group of local guides for many years who will help and support us throughout our trip.


Contact

Jonathan Retzlaff

Owner of South East Africa Safaris Ltd

Rua Eduardo Modlane | Luxus Complex

Vilanculos 1100

Mozambique

info@golfandwildlifesafaris.com

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