Mat has lived and worked in Africa as a safari guide for the past 8 years. Starting on Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, Mat gained his safari-guiding credentials from the renowned school, Ulovane, and the Field Guide’s Association of Southern Africa in 2007. He worked as a safari guide at a five-star lodge for six months and then decided that he wanted to see more of Africa. He joined one of the Africa’s premiere overlanding companies, Africa Travel Company. He has been working as a guide in both East and Southern Africa until deciding to create TIA Safaris.
With a passion for Africa and a particular love for its flora and fauna, Mat is now living his dream; taking people across Africa and introducing them to Africa’s beauties and wonders. In creating TIA Safaris, Mat has found the perfect vehicle for not only taking people on safari, but also teaching them to love and understand Africa. From the Mountain Gorillas in the Virunga Moutains of Uganda to the Cape Floral Kingdom on top of Table Mountain in Capetown, South Africa there is nothing in between Mat wants you to miss.