The Craftsmen

Our expert guides are the craftsmen behind each and every unique itinerary. Having travelled the world extensively, their knowledge and passion is the secret ingredient that makes traveling with Safari Craftsmen a once in a life-time experience.

Chris Renshaw

After being in the Safari and Conservation industry for 17 years, Chris felt that there was something missing… the opportunity to make a difference!  This was where the Conserv concept was born and the next adventure began. “For a while now, I have felt that I have not been doing enough for the future of conservation and responsible tourism. I feel there is a great need for the young leaders of tomorrow, from all walks of life, to be shown that you can indeed make a difference. With the right guidance and exposure to Africa, guests of all ages who are seeking a purposeful impact can assist in keeping wild places wild, uplift communities and support the right players in African tourism. Along with some key partners in the conservation and tourism sector, I believe this is possible”. Chris is an award winning and published wildlife photographer. He has appeared in a number of documentaries on the Discovery and Nat Geo wild channels and holds a MSc degree in Zoology.

Jonathan "Joffers" McCormick

Jonathan “Joffers” McCormick is a wildlife and conservation enthusiast who has been in the industry for 11 years and has been fortunate enough to gain experience in a number of African counties. He is passionate about conservation and ensuring that we protect and preserve the environment for those who follow in our footsteps. “For me it’s not about getting by or making sure that the wilderness is doing okay, but rather to be playing our part in making sure that the wilderness is excelling”. Joffers has a keen interest in the relationship between community and conservation. “The two really do go hand in hand and, as you aid one this can only result in a positive aspect for the other. This has been one of the biggest draws for me joining the Safari Craftsmen team as I really do believe that we can make a difference due to the fact that we are all like-minded people with the same intentions and goals. A safari is not a vacation as such but rather an epic experience and adventure that steals your heart. Walking through the African wilderness and feeling yourself being engulfed by nature is a feeling that cannot be described or explained. It allows for one to take note as to how the wilderness is like that of a puzzle, it takes all of the smaller aspects to make up the bigger picture. This is why my true passion is being on foot in some of the most unique places on earth. Being able to capture these experiences is truly something magical and something that will never be taken for granted.” Being a published photographer has allowed Joffers to help spread the word of conservation, it is now time to tackle this directly and know that, as part of the Safari Craftsmen team, he will be making a real difference to protecting the wilderness as well as the communities.

Dan Fincham

Daniel was born in Zimbabwe and discovered a passion for wildlife and the great African bushveld at a young age. With the incredible privilege of working at some of South Africa’s top safari lodges for 13 years, he now resides in Chicago with his wife, ready for his next adventure. Daniel is eager to extend his enthusiasm and expertise to even more people and foster a deeper appreciation for Africa’s wonders. “I believe there’s no better feeling than setting foot on the African continent. I hope to inspire people to explore all corners of Africa, contributing to the conservation of these incredible wildlife sanctuaries and the deeply interconnected development of surrounding communities.” Aside from his extensive guiding experience, Daniel is a passionate photography guide with his work published in the Daily Mail. His dedication extends beyond capturing moments, aiming to showcase the beauty of Africa while advocating for the preservation of its wildlife and purposeful community impact.

Chris Renshaw

Chris Renshaw

After being in the Safari and Conservation industry for 17 years, Chris felt that there was something missing… the opportunity to make a difference! This was where the Conserv concept was born and the next adventure began.

“For a while now, I have felt that I have not been doing enough for the future of conservation and responsible tourism. I feel there is a great need for the young leaders of tomorrow, from all walks of life, to be shown that you can indeed make a difference. With the right guidance and exposure to Africa, guests of all ages who are seeking a purposeful impact can assist in keeping wild places wild, uplift communities and support the right players in African tourism. Along with some key partners in the conservation and tourism sector, I believe this is possible”.

Chris is an award winning and published wildlife photographer. He has appeared in a number of documentaries on the Discovery and Nat Geo wild channels and holds a MSc degree in Zoology.