Jaco was born on June 6, 1973 in a town called Tsumeb, in the northern part of Namibia (Southwest Africa). He grew up on a cattle ranch adjacent to the Etosha National Park during a time when Namibian ranchers / farmers were heavily terrorized by political motivated criminal elements. In this environment he learned very soon to acquire a calm and relaxed approach in any intense, but also potentially exciting situation. Jaco finally finished his high school in the former western-Transvaal from where he went on to become a very successful professional hunter and businessman. he will always offer you the total experience. He understands his clients needs and pledges to do his utmost to fulfill your expectations. With more than 2000 collective days of dangerous game hunting, you are guaranteed to be in very safe hands, a peoples person who will guide you through the rough days and the easy days, but a hunter who will never lose out of sight his God-given purpose of being in the bush: to live for nature and to take care of it!
Hayden started his hunting career in 1994 in Zambia, having been given two hunting trucks and instructed to go to an area to build the camp, he learned about hunting in Africa, the hard way. It was the start of a huge learning experience in the industry. With no task to big for Hayden, he turned the unknown into a great success and after 3 very successful seasons in Zambia, he moved to Tanzania in 1997 where he started hunting in the Selous Game Reserve, where he would find himself hunting for the next 12 years. In the year 2000 he already guided his first clients for Jaco. In 2009 he furthered his career in Cameroon where he gained lots experience of both savanna and forest hunting. Hayden is a well accomplished Africa Professional Hunter with vast experience in various countries and hunting grounds, having guided clients to multiple excellent trophies such as Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, Lord Derby Eland, Bongo, Roan Antelope, Sitatunga amongst plenty others. His endless energy, knowledge of the African bush and it’s animals, all contributes to the continuation of an already illustrious career. He is committed and dedicated to your success and will not leave a stone untouched in order to achieve your hunting success.
Jp van Wyngaard
Jp was born and raised in the Klein Karoo in South Africa. This is where his love for hunting originated while hunting with his dad from an early age. He studied at the University of Potchefstroom and after he got his degree, he became a manager of a Game farm in the Northwest Province. He got his Professional Hunters license in 2008 and hunted South Africa and Tanzania were he holds Dangerous Game licenses in both countries. Jp is also a qualified Game Ranger and Dangerous Game Trails Guide with a deep love for the African bush and fauna and flora. He has a calm attitude with a lot of patience who will ensure you have
a safari of a lifetime.
Dalil Abdallah was born and raised in East Africa’s hunting paradise: Tanzania. He grew up in the African bush where his love for hunting originated. Having been exposed to dangerous wildlife at any early age where he grew up in western Tanzania, laid the foundations to his passion for hunting these animals. He has an admirable knowledge of animal behavior and also the hunting areas makes him a big asset to the company, also contributing in a great way to client satisfaction. Dalil also runs, with great success, the anti-poaching operations in the off-season for us in western Tanzania. Mechanically, no job is to big for him, even building bridges in short time, with his engineering background. His presence is always felt out there in the bush, guaranteeing your success.
Lyanga was born and raised in Arusha, Tanzania, had the privilege of finishing his High School and College (B.Sc. Business Management degree) in Minnesota, USA, after having attended his primary education in Kenya and Tanzania. Under the guidance of his father, Paulo, he started hunting at the early age of nine years in world renowned areas such as Moyowosi and Longido. At this early age he was taught the values of hunting and how hunting pays for conservation. Growing up in the hunting tradition of his father, he became an enthusiastic conservationist at heart. His knowledge of nature and wildlife in Tanzania resulted in him obtaining his PH License in 2008 after which he conducted numerous hunts for all dangerous game under the guidance and close supervision of numerous experienced Professional Hunters. Lyanga is also a member of SCI and a valuable asset, who will ensure your safety and satisfaction.
Paulo was born and raised in the Singida region of Tanzania. Where he started hunting at the age of thirteen under the guidance of his father. His passion for nature encouraged him to obtain a Diploma in Wildlife Management and B.Sc. Zoology degree. He is also one of the first Professional Hunting, he also managed to be the Head of Tourist Hunting in Tanzania, for a period of four years, whilst hunting as a Professional Hunter. He has been involved in the hunting of hundreds of Cape Buffalo and numerous other dangerous game species. His experience carries to hunting Desert Gazelle’s in Niger and Burkina Faso, as well as Western and Eastern Europe. Paulo has been a member in good standing of SCI since 1979, as well as a founder member of APHA and a well respected long term member of TPHA and TAHOA (Tanzanian Hunting Operators Association).