John grew up in Zimbabwe on a cattle farm. He began hunting for game at the age of eight with his father and uncle in the Zambezi Valley in Zimbabwe. John obtained a bachelors degree in psychology and a postgraduate degree in education. He volunteered four years on military service, mostly special forces units in Southern Africa. Safari career He did his apprenticeship controlling problem animals marauding lions, elephants, buffalo and hippos along the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Specialised in big game safaris in Southern Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Namibia (past 16 years), traveled the world gaining first hand experience of what clients expect including Moose and wild boar hunting in Finland and Sweden.