Of these criteria Nomad Safaris’ staff are seen as the single biggest contributors to the company’s ongoing success story. “Our employees are selected with a number of criteria in mind, but from a business point of view, maybe the most important of these is their personality. They’re in close quarters with our customers for a number of hours, so their people skills are vitally important. Their character is as much a memorable part of our tours as the tours themselves. Lots of companies say their people are their best assets, with us it’s an absolute fact.”
Brave Leader. Grew up in the shadows of Old Trafford, 25 year kiwi. Still excited after twenty five years driving Nomad Safaris.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~Thomas A. Edison
Rose garden origins, transplanted well.
Environmentalist, accountant, organiser. Loves details and her children.
“There’s nothing to fear. Except maybe that weird guy over there.” ~Anonymous
From the Emerald Isle, best not requested to sing.
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. “~Walt Disney
From the wondrous Middle-kingdom
“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. “~Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.” ~Anonymous
“Whatever makes your soul happy, do that. ”
Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.
“Man is a bird without wings, and a bird is a man without sorrows.” – Louis de Bernières
“ If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely” – Roald Dahl
Middle-earth liaison with the Middle-kingdom
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. “~Maya Angelou
The token Queenstowner, handy for language difficulties.
“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” ~Ralph Nader
Graeme, aka Grazza.
Mountaineer, skier, farmer, historian, leader.
“Graeme was an awesome guy, very informative and great fun. He had a lot of insider scoop and personal stories on the filming locations.” -Gerjomi
“Bager was full of knowledge and there was barely a moment of silence the whole afternoon as he filled us in with all the interesting facts, inside stories and funny anecdotes about the crew, cast & making of the movies. Badger was clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about his job and I challenge anyone to ask him a question he doesn’t know the answer to about LOTR!” – Kirst
“Our driver, Jenny was just fantastic and her theatrical skills made narrating from Lord of the Rings so realistic. She was an extremely good driver and her knowledge of Skippers just terrific. Please pass on to her our thanks for making our Skippers trip the highlight of our Queenstown tour.” – Rowan and Penny, NZ
“Santiago was an excellent guide and we learnt lots about New Zeland’s wildlife and the fight to maintain its stunning scenery. I would recommend it to all!” – Maggie
“We experienced an awesome 4WD half day trip with Justin as our delightful, respectful and humorous tour guide. Justin gave us his commentary of the historic gold mining in the area. His humor and respect of others made it a wonderful experience. We would recommend this trip to everyone who visits the Queenstown area. “- Glibert
“Fabian was the best guide as it didn’t feel rehearsed and was just very genuine and easy to talk to. He was amazing and very knowledgeable. Thank you, Fabian, you have made my trip to Queenstown unforgettable.” – Ruby
“Jamie was exceptional. She was an awesome guide, made sure we were safe and feeling comfortable the entire time. Thank you!” – Damo
“We wanted to tell you that we had a great half-day tour with Andre. He did a great job and helped us get some spectacular photos throughout our time together. We learned a lot from him too. ” – Cheryl and John
“Did the afternoon tour to glenorchy with Paul – one huge movie-, nature- and of course LOTR expert. Many stops along the way in midst incredible scenery of Queenstown & Paradise.”
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” ~Dale Carnegie
“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.” ~ James M. Barrie