Our African Heritage began in the blossoming settlement of the Cape in the start of the 18th century. Generations of Homanns lived and farmed in the Karoo of South Africa but our ancestors moved north planting roots in the unchartered territories norths of the Limpopo River building a farm and life in what is today Zimbabwe.
When I met Maria in 2002, she was working in New York City as fashion designer Donna Karan’s personal chief of staff. While working with Donna Karan and as a personal assistant to actor/writer/director Chazz Palminteri, Maria garnered a wealth of experience in planning for and meeting the professional and personal needs of many successful and creative people. This wealth of knowledge has given her the background to successfully plan for others as well as multi-task ensuring all her clients’ needs are met.
We married on Palm Island on the Zambezi River above Victoria Falls in 2003. Maria moved to Zimbabwe to live in the bush with me at Pamushana where I was managing the guiding program. Her thirst for adventure was a good fit for Africa where she spent her days learning, living and helping with The Malilangwe Trust Community program.
Today, we combine our personal love of Africa with our extensive professional knowledge and experience, personally seeing to it that the wishes and details of our guests are met and exceeded every single day. Mark spends over 80 days each year on safari with our guests and Maria travels to revisit existing properties and to explore new products and experiences. We regularly travel on safari with our two children allowing us valuable insights into the unique aspects that make family safaris treasured memories.
We continue to do what we love, running and guiding safaris in Southern and East Africa. Our passions are found in Africa and in its wild places and her people. We would love to personally design your safari through the African bush and share with you the many magical places that have enriched our lives.