Jonathan Bozas known by all as Jonty.
Jonty was born in Zululand, South Africa and this is where his deep passion and love for the amazing continent of Africa was cultivated. Descended from Greek pioneer stock Jonty is never shy of a bit of adventure. He studied wildlife management in England and completed his University Officer Training Course as a branch of the Territorial Army with the intention of joining Sandhurst Military Academy. However, his homeland called him back and Jonty returned to his roots 15 years ago to complete the andBeyond nature guide training course at Phinda Private Game Reserve. During his time with andBeyond Jonty became a senior guide and assisted with the training of new recruits. This is where he developed an intense passion for walking and tracking animals on foot and to this day firmly believes that this is the best way to come alive and experience the African bushveld.
Most recently Jonty has been guiding at the world renowned Singita Private Game Reserve based in The Sabi Sands, which has been a great milestone and an achievement after 15 years in the guiding industry. During those years Jonty has been privileged to work at 7 different properties covering a range of various habitats. From Kwandwe in the Eastern Cape to a number of reserves within the beautiful Sabi Sands bordering the Kruger National Park, including Mala Mala Game reserve.
Jonty has a massive sense of adventure, a wicked sense of humour and while he is very serious about experiencing the beauty of Africa and all its wildlife, he will ensure that much fun is had along the way. If there is chance for anything sporty along the way then count Jonty in.
Jonty is also the founder of www.photosforfood2020.com which he started during the hard lockdown. This was done as a way of ensuring his and fellow guides survival but to also put food on the tables in the communities that surround our wild areas. Conservation and community are always at the forefront of his mind and his love and belief in a brighter future for this incredible country are key factors that drive Jonty's passion for our amazing Africa.
Most recently Jonty has been working with Wild Wonderful World as a director for their non-profit organisation, helping to facilitate wildlife and community solutions across Africa - as well as a director of Wild Wonderful World Safaris. And private guiding in between those projects is a great way for Jonty to find the next community project or the next conservation project to throw himself into.