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Garreth Waterworth Owen

Garreth’s adventures began at the age of 17 with a 437 km bicycle expedition from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls in support of the construction of a water pipeline from the Zambezi River to the semi-desert region of Matabeleland, Zimbabwe.

In 1997 he qualified in the top three , LPHG license (Learner Professional Hunter and Guide) with  Zimbabwe National Parks, one of the most respected wildlife qualifications in Africa. His professional safari work started in 1998 guiding with the private safari company Duma Safaris located in Hwange National Park and in 2001 he was recruited by the Malilangwe Trust and based at Pamushana Lodge.

In 2004 he moved to the UK to explore North/South opportunities. During this time he curated an African arts project called Tshuma Humour, an initiative to assist African artists with AIDS.

In 2006 he began exploring the Sinai desert in Egypt, and qualified as a Desert Expedition Leader in 2007.  After numerous expeditions throughout southern Sinai, he coordinated the Gulf to Gulf Expedition in 2009 and further expeditions in Siwa - western Egypt.

In 2010 he spent time in NE Kenya campaigning for Support Our Scouts, men who put their lives on the line everyday  to patrol and protect valuable wildlife and habitat. He was a lead expedition leader of the Samburu Get REAL Expedition:

 

From 2012 he has been working in Bolera-Malawi working with Village Impact His video - Bolera Inventor was nominated in the Top 4 Filmlets in 2013 in the Phaesun Off-Grid Experts Awards.

 

garreth@villageimpactmalawi.com

http://villageimpactmalawi.com/

 

 

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