Meet the Team

None of what we do would be possible without the dedication and continued hard work from our fantastic team.

Read more about our own history and meet some of the team below:

Metha Kgosintwa

Metha is a resident of Maun (the gateway to the Okavango Delta) and has been working with us since 2016. Although Metha was new to the safari industry when he joined us, he fast became a man of many talents and enjoys working on every aspect of running our camp, from accommodation to front of house service. Metha says “I have been on an unforgettable journey so far, and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn all there is to know about the safari industry.” Metha is well respected as our go-to guy for all aspects of the operations of safaris.

Katso Mophuting

Katso was born and grew up in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone. Katso’s childhood dream was to explore Botswana’s beautiful wilderness, seeing and learning about the wildlife and vegetation. He has found the opportunity to do so with Golden Africa. Katso says “I have been on one adventure after another since joining Golden Africa in 2019”. Over this past year, Katso has been diversifying his skill set and taken a keen interest in the running of the business and its operations.

Tomas Galakwe

Tomas is a resident of Maun and has been working in the tourism industry for over 15 years. He says “my time in the industry has been nothing but an amazing experience so far and I have been excited to move from working in permanent lodges to working with Golden Africa’s luxury tented camp”. Guests will be interacting with Tomas everyday as he works at the front of house. They will soon get to know this experienced waiter who always has a smile on his face and will make you laugh with a few of his well-oiled jokes.

Wamundoo Frank Mashebe

Wamundoo Frank Mashebe was born and bred in the small village of Kasane, east of the Chobe national park, so the bush is in his blood. It is in the village where his love of nature developed, as he started working as a tour guide for a small safari company in 1997 before moving to the Okavango Delta in 1999 to join a team of guides at a larger safari company, where he guided at lodges in a variety of different areas. Wanting to continually improve his experience as a guide, and due to his love of nature, he attended several professional guiding courses to grow his skill set.

Frank started working as a mobile safari guide in 2005, and two years after starting in this role, he was appointed as the company’s regional head guide trainer, introducing new guides to all the aspects of guiding, as well as conducting annual refresher courses. Frank has guided and trained professional guides in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Kenya. Today Frank lives in Maun, from where he conducts privately guided tours for Golden Africa all over Botswana. He continues thrilling people by unlocking natures hidden secrets on his nature walks, game drives, boat cruises, and mokoros. Having Frank guide your safari will add a dimension you never knew that you wanted, and will have you booking your return trip before you leave.

Golden Africa Safaris Owners

Rob Barber
Tel: +267 7269 1551

Rob was born in the southern highlands of Tanzania and was introduced to the bush at a young age. His first stomping grounds were in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania, where the family would regularly go camping. After finishing school, Rob went on to work in Ruaha guiding for a season at a lodge with family friends. This is where he knew that a life of guiding and working in the bush was unquestionably the one for him.

Rob left Ruaha to study in Bristol, UK and graduated with a BA (Hons) but the bush was always calling. Before leaving the UK for good and returning to his roots, Rob was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). He came to Botswana and was immediately taken by the incredible wilderness and diversity of the country and soon realised that this was to be his new home.

He went on to start up Golden Africa, and today, as Director of the company and a fully licensed professional guide of Botswana, he continues to work throughout the country, in the Okavango, Chobe and Kalahari, designing, planning and leading safaris for many clients who keep coming back for more.

Charlotte Bennett-Diver
Tel: +267 7741 8088

Charlotte was born in England and grew up in Surrey where her interest and passion for wildlife and nature began at a very early age. During her early years, Charlotte took as many opportunities as possible to gain experience working with animals, including at several farms in Kent and at the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Although initially wanting to pursue a career working with wildlife, Charlotte decided to follow in her parents’ footsteps by joining the British Civil Service.

After a successful eight year career working for various different Government departments, she took a six month career break to fulfill her dream of exploring Africa and of being closer to her passion, wildlife. During those six months Charlotte gained first-hand experience of the safari industry and of Botswana, and loved every minute of it. When the opportunity arose to join Rob as a director of Golden Africa, Charlotte did not hesitate in accepting it.

Charlotte moved permanently to Botswana in 2013 and has not looked backed since.

Charlotte is also a keen photographer and has taken many of the photos used for Golden Africa’s marketing and social media forums.