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Peter Nuugonya

Peter’s passion for wildlife spawned at an early age while learning about the calls, tracks, and behaviors of the animals he encountered while clearing bush as a youngster in his village of Oshivambo. His career in tourism and conservation officially began at Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge in the Namib Rand Reserve, where his charisma and warm personality were evident from the start. He was eventually selected to partake in the CCAfrica in-house guide training program. Soon after, he prospered as a full time guide. Over the past many years, Peter has become an avid birder, star gazer, photographer, as well as an excellent guide. He has a particularly strong interest in astronomy, and loves sharing his knowledge of the night sky with travelers from around the world. His enthusiasm for the stars and the wildlife of his homeland in Namibia brightens the trails of all his traveling companions.

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Client Testimonials

Peter did an outstanding job. He is extremely professional and very knowledgeable. He has a great skill of anticipating the needs before we knew we needed it. He continually went above and beyond.
— Melissa R., Bethel, CT
Ultimate Namibia and Botswana
Peter was absolutely wonderful! Not only was he extremely knowledgeable, but his customer service and sense of humor made a great trip even better. He is a real gem.
— Kathy D., Bethel, CT
Ultimate Namibia and Botswana
We have been privileged to travel with some of your best trip leaders; Peter clearly joins that group. What a kind, generous, friendly, lovely person. Yes, he knows everything about Namibia, including seemingly every person at every gas station and border post. Yes, he's excellent at managing logistics seamlessly and thoughtfully. Yes, he coordinates well with local guides and lodges, and adjusts the plan to the group. Even more, he is just a lovely person that you want to know. I am fortunate to have met him and getting to spend time with him was one of the best parts of the trip.
— ML P., Cambridge, MA
Ultimate Namibia and Botswana
Peter was a pure delight. His home-grown humor and knowledge were endless. His care and concern for his homeland, its people, and its visitors were an inspiration to all of us. Peter is a model for what a great tour guide should be. His boundless knowledge of the Namibian ecosystem, biome and people was AWESOME.
— Michael, & Jan V., Hillsborough, NC
Namibia Expedition
Peter is clearly perfect as a guide, with an incredible skill set. His passion for Namibia is evident in the detail that he gives in explaining flora, fauna, geology, history, culture, politics, etc. And binding it all together is his warmth, humor, and kindness. He took a perfect trip and made it even better.
— Jan H., Hillsborough, NC
Namibia Expedition