Thor Wildlife Safaris
I was born in Zambia, to Danish and German parents, where I spent the first ten years of my life before emigrating to Denmark for 11 years. I returned to Zambia in 2007 to fulfil my lifelong dream of living in, and conserving, the Zambian bush and guiding hunting safaris, interests that were cultivated by time spent with my father. I speak the local Nyanja dialect, Danish, German and English.
I have been a licensed Professional Hunter in Zambia since 2009 after completing the requisite three-year apprenticeship under the guidance of Richard Bellcross and Andrew Baldry. I am a full member of the Professional Hunters' Association of Zambia (PHAZ) and the Safari Hunting Outfitters' Association of Zambia (SHOAZ). I am also an Honorary Wildlife Police Officer with the Zambia Department of National Parks and Wildlife.
I operate mainly out of my unfenced private area, Munyamadzi Game Reserve, in the Lower Luangwa Valley and have recently gained exclusive marketing and hunting rights on the neighbouring Kazumba Game Ranch. I also conduct hunting safaris in other parts of the Luangwa, the Kafue, Bangweulu and most wilderness areas in Zambia. I have experience guiding hunts for dangerous game with bow-and-arrow and enjoy the challenge of stalking cryptic and skittish species such as bushbuck and roan antelope.
With my experience, I am able to tailor a hunting safari for any species currently available to hunt in Zambia, making sure to get the right location and camp amenities required.
When I'm not hunting I enjoy spending time with my son, fishing in the Lower Zambezi, playing with my chainsaws and travelling to Europe to visit family and friends.
Zambia is situated in southern central Africa and bordered by Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. The current estimated population is 15 million people and the capital city is Lusaka. Zambia has been referred to as the most peaceful African nation, having not had any large civil uprisings or high figures of serious crime.
The Zambian government has set aside approximately 30% of its land area to wildlife conservation, equalling 225,780 sq km or 87,150 sq mi. There are two main classifications of wildlife areas: National Parks for non-consumptive wildlife industry, and Game Management Areas (GMAs) where utilisation of natural resources is allowed in the form of hunting, wood harvesting, etc. In addition to the government wildlife areas there are several private wildlife estates, a few of which are entirely unfenced; Munyamadzi Game Reserve is one such estate and could be argued to be one most successful.
The majority of Zambia lies on a plateau above, or around, 3,300 ft (1,000 m) above sea level. The climate is considered to be sub-tropical with milder temperatures on the plateau and hotter temperatures in the valleys. We have two main seasons: November to April is the rainy season and May to October is dry season. Hunting usually takes place between June and October, with milder temperatures from June to August followed by high temperatures in September and October.
Zambia has over 20 distinct vegetation types but is dominated by miombo woodland, with mopane woodland prevalent in the Luangwa Valley.