Kirsten spent his formative years in the Blyde River Canyon, Kruger National Park and the coastline of Southern Africa.
He is tickled by the culture, nature, and adventure around him. He is curious of African culture and driven by the experiences and adventure that the continent presents. His passion to care for and guide visitors through the amazing, beloved, and fascinating regions of Africa is matched by his curiosity and interpretation of society and the environment at large.
He loves hiking, bird watching, photography, reading, horse riding, wine tasting and surfing. Working in five languages, Kirsten holds an MBA where his research focussed on quality of service.
His tourism career involves international experience of more than twenty years of guiding as a Naturalist, Field Guide, Nature Guide, Horse Safari Guide, White Water Rafting Guide, Dive Master and Tour Director.