Tasmyn has always been a bush baby. As part of her Gap Year, she spent a year volunteering at various wildlife rehabilitation centres in Namibia, Australia, and South Africa where she learnt the importance of conserving threatened species and the husbandry involved with rehabilitation centres. One-on-one experiences with some of Southern Africa’s most threatened species only reassured Tasmyn of her purpose, so went on to qualify with a FGASA guiding qualification and to learn more about the wildlife industry. Tasmyn then went on to study Nature Conservation at Saasveld (Nelson Mandela University) and while studying completed Snake Handling and First Aid certifications. She is currently completing her postgraduate Bachelor of Technology part-time through the Cape Peninsula University of Technology where she is studying the effects of human activities on marine and estuarine environments. She has worked along the South East Coast of South Africa where the conservancy focused on education with the public, monitoring and conserving endangered and vulnerable marine species to the rehabilitation of injured, sick or stranded marine mammals. As part of Semunyeni Safaris, she too focuses on conservation through education.
Tasmyn and Dalene are motivated to make a difference in the world of conservation. So much so, it inspired the name Semunyeni, meaning ‘together as one’.