The Robin Hurt Team


Robin Hurt



Robin was born in London in 1945. He was the eldest son of the late Lt Col Roger Hurt D.S.O., Kenya Game Warden, Robin grew up on the Hurt family ranch on the shores of Lake Naivasha in Kenya and by the age of 18 Robin was a fully licensed Professional Hunter. Robin has hunted professionally in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, Central African Republic, Congo, Botswana, Zambia, Ethiopia and Southern Africa. His clients from these safaris have hunted many record world class Big Game trophies. Robin has now retired from hunting big game in Tanzania. Robin and his wife Pauline are now spending more and more time on their ranch in Namibia where Robin enjoys hunting Plains Game. When not in Namibia, Robin can be found bird shooting in either England or Spain

Derek Hurt



Derek was born in 1966 in Kampala, Uganda. Derek obtained his PH license in the early
90’s and has been hunting professionally in Tanzania ever since. He has built up a loyal and ever expanding list of clientele. Derek also has a good understanding of hunting in Southern Africa. Derek enjoys guiding Photographic Safaris and another of his passions is game bird shooting. In February 2013 Derek took over from his father, Robin as Chairman of Robin Hurt Safaris. Derek is married to Belinda and they have two sons. They live on a farm in Arusha overlooking
Mt Kilimanjaro.

Roger Hurt



Roger was born in 1980 in Nairobi, Kenya. He was schooled in both Kenya and the United Kingdom before spending 3 years at Newcastle University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Biology with Honours. On leaving university Roger worked for a year on a farm in Suffolk, England before returning to Kenya to escort photographic safaris. Roger joined the family firm in 2003 and obtained his Professional Hunters license in 2005. As well as conducting his safari season Roger is Vice Chairman and also currently manages the group of companies.

Oliver Barton


Born in Ireland in 1948, and first licensed as a Professional Hunter in 1987. Oliver has worked as an Honorary Game Warden, Game Manager and Farm Manager. He lives with his wife Jenny in Nanyuki on the foot-hills of Mount Kenya. Oliver has worked with Robin Hurt Safaris for the past 25 years and is rightly regarded as one of Africa’s foremost PH's.

John Ngalesoni


John was born in Tanzania, in 1966. He obtained a diploma in Wildlife Management and worked in Tanzania’s Wildlife Division. John joined Robin Hurts Safaris in 1998 to assist with anti-poaching and community development before obtaining his PH license in 2005. When not out in the field hunting John is based in the Arusha office and is Director of Operations for the Tanzanian company.

Patrick Carey


Patrick (Paddy) was born in England in 1986 and grew up learning to shoot on the family estate. Following a stint as a under keeper/stalker on a large estate in Wiltshire UK, Paddy went to agricultural college before starting work as a keeper on a commercial shoot in Devon. In early 2007, Paddy left England for East Africa. He joined Robin Hurt Safaris Tanzania Ltd. as a trainee Professional Hunter and obtained his full license in 2010. Paddy is an exceptional hunter. He has a deep love of Tanzania and its wildlife and is an ideal companion to have on safari. When not hunting or leading photographic safaris, Paddy plays a vital role in the office in Arusha managing our vehicle workshops.

Daniel Mousley


Daniel Mousley was born in Kenya in 1983 and today, Dan manages Robin and Pauline Hurt's ranch in Namibia and the neighbouring Mount Barry Wilderness and Red Hills. In 2011 Dan was licensed as a PH and now spends his time managing these ranches and hunting professionally. Dan has a tremendous sense of humour and is great company around the camp fire. In addition to managing Gamsberg Ranch, Dan is now the Managing Director of Robin Hurt Namibia.

Natasha Illum-Berg


Natasha was born in 1971 and raised in Sweden by generations of hunters, explorers & wildlife conservationists. Natasha grew up on a wildlife estate belonging to her family and was very much involved in wildlife management and hunting. She moved to Africa at the age of 18 and obtained her PH licence in 1993, and became the first female PH member of the APHA. She lives and works in Tanzania full time and is particularly passionate about buffalo hunting. Natasha is also an internationally acclaimed author of 5 books (biographical stories and fiction) which have all been published in nine languages. She often takes part in debates on hunting and conservation in general. Natasha is currently working on making a wildlife documentary.

Gordon Church


Gordie was born in Kenya in 1969.
He obtained an honours degree in Wildlife Management at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. In spite of a double invitation to join the Royal Marine Commandos and the Household Cavalry of the British Army, Gordie's longing to return to the wilderness prevailed. With his professional hunting licence obtained in 1995, his career as a hunter in Tanzania and the Central African Republic began and has continued ever since. He has a profound knowledge of the bush and an ethical style of hunting, which when combined with his humour and charm, makes for an unforgettable hunting experience. When Gordie is not hunting,
he guides and outfits horse riding and wildlife photographic safaris throughout East Africa.

Sean Kelly


Sean was born in South Africa in 1981. Sean is a third generation Professional Hunter and hunting is in his blood. At high school in South Africa, Sean excelled at cricket and was offered a place at the Northern Transvaal Cricket Academy. Selection for the National team beckoned. Sadly for Sean he sustained a back injury and was released from his contract and has been hunting professionally ever since. Sean was first licensed as a Professional Hunter in 2001 and has been hunting all over Africa ever since. Sean is married with a young daughter and they spend their free time fishing in South Africa and Norway.

Morgan Potter


Morgan was born in Western Australia in 1988 and moved to Tanzania in 2010 to pursue a career as a Professional Hunter. After receiving his PH license, Morgan hunted in Northern Masailand, the Selous GR as well as Western and Central Tanzania. A fanatical hunter, Morgan has pursued furred and feathered game on four continents and hunted professionally on three. Morgan considers Tanzania the world’s greatest hunting field and is passionate about sharing the excitement and drama of traditional safaris with clients and friends. He and his wife Erica have three daughters and a son.

Fico Vidale


Born in Lusaka, Zambia in 1967, Fico Vidale was brought up in the 'bush'. It is not surprising that he started hunting with a full licence in Zambia when he was just 19 years old, which at the time made him the youngest professional hunter in the country. He hunted all over Zambia and then in 1997 moved up to Tanzania to hunt there. Fico has since moved back to Zambia where the majority of his hunts take place, but joins us in Tanzania for a few hunts each season. Fico is fluent in Spanish, Italian, English, Swahili and the local Zambian Language.

Hayden Glenny


Hayden has nearly three decades of experience as a professional hunter across the African continent. He was born in KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, South Africa where he also attended Agricultural college. He grew up on a beef farm where he enjoyed a childhood of fly-fishing, hunting Reed Buck, and riding motorbikes. In 1994, Hayden worked his first season on safari in Zambia. During his apprenticeship, he built camps and oversaw operations, learning quickly that attention to detail is everything in the bush. He spent two years in Zambia before moving on to Tanzania. Hayden was first licensed in Tanzania in 1998 and has since hunted all across the country, from the Selous Game Reserve, Southern Tanzania, Tunduru, Mbarangandu, Western Tanzania and Masailand as well as other regions. He has also spent five years guiding in Cameroon and speaks English, Afrikaans, Zulu, French, and Swahili.

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