Shaun Maitre was born on a farm in Zululand and has always has a passion for wild areas. This led him to work at Mala Mala, where he met Brett Gehren. He then spent 23 years as a Commodity Trader where he gained experience in establishing and growing various businesses in diverse environments. In 2015 he approached Isibindi with his friend Nunu Jobe with a proposal to start a Trails company. The result was Isibindi Africa Trails whose focus is to introduce lodge guests to the Wilderness on foot while playing a meaningful role in communities surrounding conservation areas. These discussions led to him joining Isibindi in 2016 where, as Commercial Manager, his focus has been on the improvement of business processes and structure as well as creating and implementing the long-term Business Strategy with the owners. This has included developing exciting new business opportunities such as Tsowa Safari Island in Zimbabwe. Shaun lives with his wife Alison in the KZN Midlands and they have three grown up children; Jonathan, Sebastian and Stephanie who keep him fit and focused!