Mark Paxton is owner along with his wife, Charlie, of Shamvura Camp established in 2001 on an ancient sand dune. Mark and Charlie take personal interest in guests' comfort and enjoyment of the area. A Namibian citizen, Mark is a qualified game ranger with over 40 years of comprehensive experience and knowledge of environmental issues. He is a well known naturalist with a wide and varied interest in fauna and flora, with familiarity about the diversity of natural habitats throughout Namibia. He has lived in the Kavango Region for 12 years and has been involved with community development projects and environmental-related issues for all of that time. Mark was involved in Community Development and Conservation, Namibrand Game Reserve, Game Ranch Manager, Game Valley Estates Nature Conservator Halali area Etosha National Namibian Nature Conservation, Park Law-enforcement and anti-poaching Namibian Department of Nature Conservation. Follow Mark on Facebook KOAR public group.