Intrepid Expeditions | About Spike Williamson

Spike Williamson

Spike was born into the world of ecology - his father worked as an ecologist in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Thus, Spike experienced wildlife at close quarters at a very early age, often accompanying his father on field trips, camping at waterholes among the elephants or exploring the bush on his own searching for birds nests and eggs. Spike achieved his professional guides licence in 1988 and since then has worked extensively throughout Zimbabwe, managed a private wildlife estate, run mobile tented safaris and rebuilt a lodge in southern Tanzania where he was head guide and manager for five years. Spike has visited several major safari regions, such as Zambia’s Luangwa Valley, most of the national parks in Tanzania, several parks in Kenya, Northern Namibia and Rwanda to name a few. He is currently doing relief work in Ethiopia. Spike’s knowledge of wildlife, his reputation as a birder and his personable nature are well known. He often advocates that safaris are as much about people as about the wildlife and he is never happier than when he is in his beloved African bush showing people Africa’s rich diversity

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“Without a doubt, the trip of a lifetime! Simon took the time to listen to exactly what I wanted to do and proceeded to organize an amazing adventure through South Africa and Uganda. Can’t wait to plan my next safari!”

Todd P.
Atlanta, GA

“The trip was absolutely amazing! From first contact, to trip preparation, transfers, guides, accommodations; the attention to detail was evident throughout our trip. I recommend anyone looking for an adventure in the grand tradition, and a life altering experience to immediately call Simon, book a trip, pack a camera and a small duffle, and go have the trip of a lifetime!”

F.B. Mack
Atlanta, GA

“Amazing experience. Intrepid Expeditions was able to put together a trip of a lifetime through Botswana and Zimbabwe. Great variety of camps, enviroments, and activities. Thank you!”

Scott S.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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