Chris was born and raised in the Kwa-Zulu/Natal Midlands where his family inspired his early passion for the natural world. Exploring Southern Africa as he grew up, this passion was allowed to develop and his curiosity to expand. After high school, Chris spent a year doing his guiding training in the Eastern Cape after which he obtained a B.Com degree from Stellenbosch University. During this time he maintained his interest in the natural environment, spending weekends birding, hiking and camping in the mountains. All the while, he had a desire to return to the outdoors on a more full-time basis and so, after completing his degree, moved up to the Lowveld and joined the Londolozi family.