I am Bjorn Christiansen and I am born and raised right here in Cape Town, South Africa.
My dream was always to be involved with people and tourists. Every year from a young age my whole family would go to the African bush and spend the whole holiday looking for animals and enjoying the beauty SA had to offer. We would spend hours in the Game Reserves looking for the lucrative cats to the beautiful colourful birds. This along with the stories around the campfire made me want to be a guide even more.
I matriculated in 2009 and headed straight for Kruger National Park on a 1-year Eco Training course. Here I learnt everything there is to know about the bush, from birds to insects to the geology and the big 5. I went on and graduated with my level 1 FGASA and back up Trails. I travelled around Africa working in several reserves learning from others and seeing amazing things along the way. After several years in the bush I decided to try something new but still in the guiding game, I went to overlanding.
Here I travelled through Africa with guests from around the world for the next 5 years of my life. Countries like Malawi, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania are some of the few I have travelled to, visiting top game reserves and having sightings only people could dream of. However, after 5 years in the overlanding game I decided to stop and move back home to Cape Town. After a lot of consideration, I decided to open my own company. Bjorn to Be wild. Doing day trips around the Cape to weekends away in Kruger and ADDO.
An organisation Cape Town Rocks approached me, it took me less than 2 minutes to think about it and started working with them immediately. The fun-loving people within this organisation makes it a breeze every day. Here I am, working with Cape Town Rocks trying to make a difference and show everyone how beautiful this country is.
That’s who I am. Bjorn Christiansen and I can not wait to see you on any of our tours or activities!