Lindy Hill has a passion for horses and people, which she has used around the world from Australia to South Africa, Mauritius, and now Botswana. As operations manager, she ensures that the horses you ride will suit you perfectly and that your safari will exceed your expectations.
Lloyd Gilespie is a FGASA qualified Big Five lead horse guide with 20 years of experience in the industry in Southern Africa. He has owned and operated Fishriver Horse Safaris, the Haven Horse Safaris, and In the Company of Horses. Lloyd is both a details man and a people person and makes sure everything behind the scenes is running to perfection.
West Mmanoko is a rare breed of man, a Motswana with a passion for and love of horses and conservation. West started with LHS in 2003 as a groom. Since 2006, with guidance and assistance from the team of highly experienced equestrians at LHS, West has become a lead guide and an inspiration to all his co-workers.
Tapelo (better known as Tips) is one of our back up guides. A quiet presence at the back of the ride, Tips goes out of his way to ensure that guests are well cared for and comfortable both on the rides and in camp. A gentle soul that loves to share his passion for the bush and the horses he works with.
David Cheno, long time lead guide, has been with LHS since 2004 and started lead guiding in 2009. He has a great sense of humor and responsibility and loves his horses.
Mmushi worked at LHS from 2004 until 2013 as a back-up guide. He then worked with African Horseback Safaris in the Okavango Delta for three years as a guide and assistant stable manager. Mmushi rejoined the LHS team in February 2016 to be close to his hometown and family. Mmushi is an excellent horseman with a warm and welcoming personality. He makes guests feel instantly at ease and has an incredible knowledge of the bush he gladly shares.
Mpho Serumola has worked at LHS since 2004 and has been a lead guide since 2015. He is a natural talent on a horse and a great help with schooling and keeping them fit. He is a quiet presence and very keen to teach you about the bush.
Tsaone is a long time groom and promoted in 2012 to assistant guide. He is a natural horseman and is a quiet presence at the back of the ride and well known for his excellent spotting talents.
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I thoroughly enjoyed every ride. The horses were impeccably behaved. The variety of terrain, the descending down the steep river banks, the windy long canters with the occasional "ditch!" from West! I do not have enough positives to say about West and Tipps. In West, you have a gentle, calm man who makes you feel incredibly safe, and you knew was in control the whole entire time. His knowledge of the reserve has absolutely no boundaries. In Tipps, you have an incredible backup guide, constantly looking out for all of us, making sure we all stayed closely together and doing it all with the biggest smile on his face. To canter with a herd of giraffe on our first ride was nothing short of special and I felt very emotional. To then do it again on our final ride with some zebra thrown in was even more emotional. And of course, I have to mention the tracking of leopard from horse back, absolute credit to both guides. I didn't feel nervous at all because they both had full control of the situation. Both incredible memories to treasure and I feel emotional just thinking about it now. I'll be back for Tuli!