PH Nigel Theisen

PH Nigel Theisen

Nigel Theisen was born in Durban, South Africa, in 1962. He grew up in Rhodesia/ Zimbabwe where he completed his schooling in the central town of Kwekwe. His introduction to hunting started at the age of eleven when he and his younger brother accompanied their father on annual hunting and fishing trips into the Zambezi Valley. After finishing high school in 1981 he attended the University of Natal for a brief spell studying for a Bachelor of Science degree.

His professional hunting career began in Zimbabwe in 1982 with a mandatory two year apprenticeship under the late Alan Lowe and Fritz Meyer of Va Doma Safaris. In 1985 he hunted for Lowveld Hunters with Jannie Meyer and Charles Davy, who had concessions in the Matetsi area. In 1986 he went to manage and hunt the Chete concession on Lake Kariba for Kavija/Karoi Safaris under the late David Masson.

In 1990, Nigel joined Luke Samaras Safaris in Tanzania, guiding hunts in their concessions in Masaailand and the Selous Game Reserve. He remained with Samaras Safaris until the end of the 2006 season whereupon he joined Tanzania Wildlife Company.

Nigel has hunted all over southern and eastern Africa, including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia as well as the Central African Republic. His speciality is guiding big game hunts where his experience amounts to over 25 years. He holds professional hunters licences in Zimbabwe, Tanzania and South Africa and is a member of the African, Zimbabwean and Tanzanian Professional Hunters Associations.