About Martin Nelcraig
Martin Nel was born in Zambia in 1963. In 1970, his family moved to Zimbabwe where he was raised on a farm. From an early age Martin accompanied his father on yearly hunting trips to the Zambezi Valley, where he developed his passion for wildlife and hunting. He started his hunting career in 1991 as an apprentice, in the Matetsi Safari Area of Zimbabwe, with Westwood Wildlife Safaris under the tutorship of Roy Vincent.
Martin was awarded his a full Zimbabwe Professional Hunters Licence in 1993, followed by his Tanzania Professional Hunters Licence in 1996.
After nineteen years of professional hunting with some of the best hunting companies in Africa including Tanzania Game Tracker Safaris of Tanzania, Martin decided to strike out on his own, forming Martin Nel Safaris. Since 2010, Martin Nel Safaris has been booking and conducting safaris within one of the best private hunting concessions in Zimbabwe, the Bubye Valley Conservancy.
Martin is a passionate hunter, working hard to ensure that his client’s expectations are understood and met, if not exceeded. His goal with every hunt is to make sure each and every one of his clients are well taken care of, as comfortable as possible and as satisfied with the thrill of the chase as they are with their trophy.
Martin conducts all safaris himself, where larger groups are booked, he will insure that they are placed with reputable professional hunters of good standing that hunt regularly in the Bubye Valley Conservancy.
Martin lives in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe with his wife and two children. He is a member of Safari Club International the Zimbabwe Professional Hunters Association and the African Professional Hunters Association.