“Orlando” Petrus Haraseb is a Damara with easygoing charm along with a wide-ranging knowledge of Namibia’s natural and cultural history. A former soccer star (and one-time captain of Namibia’s national soccer team), Orlando has been a professional safari guide for over 15 years, starting as a guide at Hobatere Lodge under the mentorship of Steve Braine, one of Namibia’s top naturalists. Orlando has been featured in several publications including Conservation in Namibia, and in 2007, he was nominated for the International Wanderlust Guide of the Year Award. He is the vice chairman of the Namibian Academy for Tourism & Hospitality, the institution responsible for training safari guides.
Orlando is without question the best guide we've ever had on a WT trip (or any other trip). His knowledge and experience of Namibia's wildlife are first-rate, and his primary concern was always the guests' welfare and happiness.Jeannee S., Milwaukee, WI
Orlando was a fabulous leader. Very knowledgeable and fun to be with.Donna P., Montville, NJ