ABOUT MIKE GUNN
Creator of Thobolo’s Bush Lodge, Mike Gunn has spent the last 35+ years dedicating his life to pioneering ecotourism and environmental initiatives in Botswana.
Mike’s first venture into ecotourism was with the development of luxury Tsaro Photographic Lodge, on the northern boundary of Moremi Game Reserve on the Kwaai River.
This was followed by the development of Gunn’s Camp and Gunn’s Bush Camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta, being Mike’s vision to provide a more affordable accommodation option for eco-loving tourists wishing to experience the majesty of the Delta.
During his time in the Delta, Mike also established the now popular safaris by boat throughout the Okavango Delta.
Mike also pioneered the introduction of fibreglass mokoro boats to the Delta for which he received a Botswana Tourism Industry Award.
He was also a founding member of the Hotel and Tourism Association of Botswana (HATAB) where he served as an active committee member for seven years.
Today Mike remains an active part of life at Thobolo’s Bush Lodge, sharing his wealth of knowledge on wildlife and the environment with guests on personally guided game drives through Chobe and beyond.