Co founder of Lark Journeys Namibia
Shaun Feris, the co founder of Lark Journeys Namibia, is largely involved in the Operational section of the company. This involves making sure our guides are ready to show you around and that all the vehicles are in top notch condition and compliant with local laws. He has more than 20 years experience in the telecommunication sector in Namibia. In addition to his amazing logistic skills, Shaun is a braai master and often found on the weekend cooking up a storm for friends and family.
Co Founder and MD of Lark Journeys Namibia
Gregory Feris, the Co Founder and MD of Lark Journeys Namibia, was born in Windhoek but grew up in a small rural community in the south of Namibia. As owner, he is responsible for coordinating the day to day running of the business. He started his career in lodge management and has worked on numerous lodges across the country including Sossusvlei, Damaraland, Etosha, Skeleton Coast and on the Kunene River. Holding a bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management and a Master’s degree in International Business he is also involved with the Namibian University of Science and Technology where he mentors and tutors students studying Tourism and Hospitality Management. Gregory loves travelling, having visited more than 30 countries and plans to visit many more in the coming years, but his true love is the Namibian bush and still tries to get out with clients on the occasional trip if time allows.
Operational & Administrative Assistant
Lazarus Emvula is the Operational & Administrative Assistant at Lark Journeys Namibia. His role is to offer office and operational support in all aspects of the day-to-day business operations. Born and raised in the Northern part of Namibia, he pursued his studies at the University of Namibia (UNAM), where he obtained his honors degree in Business Administration as a HR major. He was the president of a local university leadership club where he has been involved in multiple social campaigns such as spreading awareness on Multiple Sclerosis, Keeping Rural Girls In School as well as raising cancer awareness.
Willem Mutenge comes from Kalkrand, a small village in the south of Namibia, and has almost 20 years experience in the tourism Industry. Starting out in 2002, he worked on lodges covering almost all departments from front of house and kitchen to guiding, until 2015, when he joined a local conservation organisation where he worked as a lodge manager, campsite manager and tour guide. He then joined a private game reserve on the Etosha National Park boundary in 2016 leading many trips into the world famous Etosha.. After gaining all the experience at the different areas of the country he is now leading trips across Namibia something he has always wanted to do.
Freelance Tour Guides
Sebastiaan Meyer is one of our Freelance Tour Guides. Hailing from a small town situated in the south of Namibia, known as Berseba he grew up on a farm with his grandmother surrounded by livestock with the veld (field) as his playground. After completion of his secondary education in the Windhoek he ventured into the Information and technology field. However, after a short career in computer science, in 2006 he decided to follow his passion and leave the 9 to 5 for a career in the bush. He started working with Wilderness Safaris Namibia as a field guide with general knowledge and over the years Sebastiaan, with passion and dedication, furthered his guiding career by attending college to gain further qualifications. Sebastiaan has had the opportunity to work in all parts of the country as-well as a range of lodges in all corners of Namibia. Today he boasts more than 10years experience as a Namibian qualified tour guide and in addition to knowing Namibia like the back of his hand, is also leads cross border tours to countries such as South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. With a passion for small group private tours, and a keen interest in photography, geology and culture, he loves nothing more than sharing this love with his clients as he shows you around this magnificent country with all of its diversity. When not working he spends his time off time at home with his family in southern Namibia. Sebastian speaks English, Afrikaans, Nama and Damara fluently so ask him to teach you some click words in Damara/Nama whilst exploring Namibia.