Keith Valentine developed his interest in the outdoors and birding at an extremely young age. After completing a Degree in Financial Management, Keith decided to follow his
dream and become a bird tour leader. Keith guides for our partner, Rockjumper, and has begun doing tours for High Lonesome BirdTours as well. He specializes in Africa, Asia and Madagascar and has an in-depth knowledge of the region’s birds and wildlife. He has a particular passion for birding the rainforests of central and western Africa.
Keith hails from Johannesburg, South Africa, where his interest in the outdoors, wildlife and especially African birds developed while he was still very young. Keith has always had a passion for adventure and while he was growing up spent more time away from the metropolis than within. Keith has through time in the field acquired extensive and specialist knowledge of the birds, mammals and overall ecology of many diverse regions throughout Africa, Asia and Madagascar. At 21 years of age, Keith became the youngest person to have ever seen 850 birds in the Southern African sub region. His expertise has been gained through numerous field trips, where he has observed and studied birds and other wildlife and their behavior in depth.