Jesse Brown’s hosts an informal get-together January 21st with author, safari guide and award-winning hunter, Tony Tomkinson. Tomkinson parlayed his love of the outdoors and a career as a professional Game Ranger into a successful family-owned business. As a professional hunter, historian, photographer and cultural guide operating throughout southern Africa, Tomkinson is a one-man treasure chest of first-hand adventure stories.
Tony came to the hunting industry after having spent 18 years as a senior and chief game ranger in the national parks of Zululand, in his native South Africa. He went on to start his own company, Tomkinson African Safaris, in 1986. SInce then, he’s guided travelers from around the world through southern Africa and what he calls, “this highly addictive continent.” Having been raised in the wine country of the African Cape, Tony is well-versed in South African wines and the wine country. Tony is also an ocean yacht and powerboat captain who pioneered deep sea fly fishing on the east coast of South Africa.
Friends here in Charlotte say whether your interests are big game, bird shooting, fly fishing, photography or general travel, his stories and descriptions of Africa will have you ready to take him up on his invitation to cross the Atlantic and share a campfire and a glass of wine and have him share more from the “cradle of mankind.” Come meet meet Tony and enjoy an evening with us here at Jesse Brown’s.
Where: Jesse Brown’s Outdoors
When: Tuesday, January 21, 6 – 7:30 p.m.