Nakavango is the combined effort of five key people who bring together a world class programme in the African bush. Husband and wife Dean and Justine McGregor work closely with father and son Ian and Damian du Preez, combined with the invaluable input of Derry Sibanda. A close knit group whose family extend to the students they welcome every month from around the globe.

Justine McGregor

Justine McGregor

Nakavango Facility Manageress

  • Administration
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Management
Dean McGregor

Dean McGregor

Education & Operations Manager

  • Zimbabwean Professional Guide
  • 28 years of experience in Safari Industry
  • Dean is the only Professional Guide to have achieved all 5 Guiding Licenses in Zimbabwe
  • Bear Grylls Survival Academy Instructor
Damian du Preez

Damian du Preez

Programme Co-ordinator

  • FGASA Level 1
  • Advanced First Aid and trauma handling
  • Zimbabwe Learner Guide’s License
  • Anti-poaching ranger
Ian du Preez

Ian du Preez

Game reserve manager of the Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve.

  • Diploma: Wildlife Management
  • Physical and Chemical Restraint of wildlife
  • License: Dangerous Drugs
  • Professional Guide License
  • 28 years experience
Derry SIbanda

Derry Sibanda

Research Assistant – consultant

  • Game warden with Zimbabwe National Parks for 27 years
  • Involved in interpretation and educational lectures at schools
  • Zimbabwe Learner Guide’s License