Martin Benadie

NAME: Martin Benadie

NICKNAME: RoboBirder




CURRENT COMPANY:  Wilderness Safaris

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African Skimmers…Skimming

The languid Shire River, Malawi’s largest, recently delivered my best skimmer experience yet. All the key ‘ingredients’ to a good sighting (and ... read more

Winter in the Sabi Sands

There is something tangible and very unique about visiting Africa’s savannahs in winter. A different set of sounds, experiences and smells awaits visitors. For me, ... read more

Baboon Antics in Hwange

On a recent morning game drive in Hwange National Park, the African bush and its inhabitants slowly came alive after a pretty cool night. Sitting quietly at Scott's Pan, ... read more

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About Martin

Guiding History

Zimbabwean-born Martin is a fanatical birder with a wide-ranging birding itch. After graduating from University with a commerce degree (dissertation focused on the economic and social spin-offs of avitourism of course), he decided to pursue a career in the natural world and operating from Cape Town, he worked as a specialist guide for several world-renowned bird tour companies. He then joined Wilderness Safaris in 2007 and relocated to Johannesburg bringing his naturalist, writing and photographic skills to the company HQ. To date his role has included copy writing in many forms from brochures to blog posts, newsletters, websites and various internal environmental collateral, photographic assignments and eco-tourism advisor. He still guides birding trips each year to varied destinations ranging from India to Malawi, Namibia to Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago. His goal is to see as many bird species of Africa and associated islands in his lifetime as he can!

Guiding Qualification

In a southern African context he is a qualified DEAT/FGASA Level 3 and SKS (birding) guide. He is also a competent African birder and now has sights set on conquering Asian avi-fauna.

Special Fields Of Interest

Photography, Botany and Gardening with Indigenous Plants, Travel Writing