Hello, my name is Alistair Wilmot. I was incredibly blessed to be raised in a remote safari camp, deep in the wilds of Botswana. My parents ran a small, but successful tented camp along the banks of the Savuti Channel in the Chobe National Park. This is where myself and my two siblings spent our days and nights, absorbed and exposed to some of the greatest game concentrations in Africa. It was a childhood that I suspect many might find hard to fathom, but one that helped lay the foundations to my life’s path and career within the wilds of Botswana.
I have worked as a professional safari guide for 10 years in some of the most magnificent areas the country has to offer, but I have recently changed my career somewhat to one as a trainee wildlife cameraman working for Beverly and Dereck Joubert. I also hold a private pilot’s license and own a small 1949 Piper Vagabond which I use to hop around the Okavango Delta. My family has deep roots in Botswana and its early tourism and exploration, especially within the Okavango Delta. It is this ‘connection’ that inspires me, grounds me and encourages me to help show case to the world, the true magnificence of this country and its wild places we live in.