Meet the owners and hosts at Mutemwa

Gavin, Penny, Shan, Kayla and Tammy Johnson

The Johnson Family

Royal Barotse Safaris is owned by Gavin and Penny Johnson – Mutemwa began as Gavin’s rugby career was coming to an end and they have raised 3 beautiful daughters from their home on the banks of the Zambezi. Mutemwa Lodge and the 3 extremely popular mobile safaris that operate in Barotseland are the result of years of hard work and vision by Gavin and Penny and have been a vital source of employment and support for the local communities of Western Zambia.. 

Sean Hilliar & James WIlliams  – Owners of WIldman Fishing Co. 

Wildman Fishing Co.

One of the founders of Wildman Safaris – James Williams – first began working with Gavin at Royal Barotse Safaris as a guide in 2007 and then subsequently managed all their marketing and reservations from 2012. In 2019, Wildman Fishing Co. took over the operations of Royal Barotse Safaris and continue to expand the vision of a vibrant, pioneering exploration of Western Zambia through sustainable tourism and fishing.


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Sean: (+27) 82 576 5556

James: (+27) 72 536 1337

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