Susanne Iván Ph.D..
with gorillas in Uganda
(45) was born in Budapest and lives with Lajos (bellow) and
two children, Reka (16) and Michael (14). She has an open-minded
personality and wide range of interests. She graduated first
as a biologist, then as a marketing expert, and finally completed
her PhD in the Evolutionary Psychology of Gypsies. Susanne
is also a qualified guide and is the sightseeing guide and
hostess of the hiking-trekking tours. When you meet with her
wonderful smile and unrivalled communication skills, you’ll
see why she guarantees such a family-friendly atmosphere for
all of our guests.
course she has been a wildlife and nature enthusiast since
childhood days, a keen and very experienced scuba diver, and
a companion of Lajos on many private bush-expeditions to Europe
speaks English and German.
Lajos Nemeth - Bóka
with Euapatura mirza (Hakkari/Turkey)
Nemeth-Bóka (49, pronounced Layosh), a freelance zoologist.
became a birder at the age of 7, started his butterfly carrier
at 11, and has been a keen overall "natural historian"
As a lepidopterologist, he published his first scientific
paper on butterfly conservation before grammar school and
has been a member of 15 entomological expeditions in Asia
and North Africa, which discovered more than 200 species new
to science (Noctuidae mainly). He was also a major contributor
for the "Prime Buttarfly Areas" and the "Mapping
European Butterflies" projects, and hold the record of
the highest number of butterfly species on one tour in Eastern-Europe
(153). He spent years in co-operation with Dr. Sandor Toth,
one of the best dragonfly-researcher of the country, and also
studied flies and wasps extensively.
As a birder, Lajos having a 3000 species world-list and still
holding the record of species on one tour in Eastern Europe
(254 species). Beside his own turfs, his main interest is
the birdlife of Egyp and the Horn of Africa. Excellent with
nightbirds and nocturnal mammals, and amassed an incredible
1000 night plus experience with thermals in the last 10 years.
In addition to travelling widely within his own country, Lajos
started his fieldwork in Slovenia, Croatia and Romania in
1991, sometimes spending several weeks in bush-campings. He
also feels home in Egypt and Ethiopia, where he spend his
winters and guiding photography-, deep desert-, scuba diving-
and birding-safaris. He loves to go back to his favourite
spots very often and travelled to some very remote spots,
incl. Tibet, Sudan, Libya, southern Algeria, Chad, Djibouti,
Comoro Islands, Yemen (incl. Socotra) etc. His favourite places
includes Kenya, Turkey, Nepal, India, Taiwan, Thailand, Morocco,
Jordan. He also organized scientific expeditions to Mongolia,
Iran and Madagascar.