Jason Nott of Namibia comes from a well-known family of “nature conservators” who have been involved in development issues in Namibia for decades, and his love for wild Africa was instilled in him at a young age. He spent a year of study in England, returning to Namibia to run a safari for his fellow students at the age of 19, then studying for a Travel and Tourism Management degree at a local university. After managing a remote game lodge in Namibia, he became a full-time guide and has developed excellent relationships with local communities all across northwest Namibia, meaning that he and his guests are welcomed at these fascinating communities. Jason met his wife, Amber, when she was in Namibia on a study abroad program as part of her degree in Zoology. Both Jason and Amber have a passion for wildlife and its protection, and a strong belief that this is best achieved through the development of communities. Jason is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable birder as well as a wonderful traveling companion.
No one but Jason Nott could do justice to this trip. His intimate knowledge of the country and experience with the wildlife and conservationists—especially his relationship with Flip Stander—were extraordinary.
Jason is a wealth of knowledge and has a nice way of imparting that knowledge to us. He does an excellent job of guiding and seeing that everyone is taken care of.
Jason is an amazing young man. His knowledge of all things concerning Namibia is exceptional. His love for his country and joy in sharing it really adds to the trip. And, his people skills are off the charts!
It was a pleasure to get to know Jason. He has a deep love for Namibia and had wonderful stories to share of his experiences camping throughout the country. He had thorough knowledge of the wildlife, plant life, and history/government of Namibia and interacted well with all of us.