Paul Phelan
Paul PhelanOwner of Paul Phelan Safaris

Paul is a member of the Professional Hunters Association of South Africa P.H.A.S.A. Since 1989, serving on the EXCO for 8 years. He is also a long time member of the Namibian Professional Hunters Association, NAPHA and Game Rangers Association of Africa since 1972 (which he chaired for 8 years). Paul is a Founding Member of the Rowland Wards’ Guild of Honourable Sportsmen. Paul Phelan’s knowledge and experience of Wildlife and conducting Hunting Safaris enables him to deliver an unforgettable adventure in hunting or photographic safaris.

Dave Lincoln
Dave LincolnTrusted AOA Founder and Master Guide

Long-time and highly respected professional safari guide and hunter, Dave Lincoln, is the founder and and director of Africa Outbound Adventures. He will draw on his 35+ years at the pinnacle of the industry to plan and coordinate the perfect combination of activities and destinations for you and your group. He may personally lead your safari or, where he knows that a specialist in a particular field would offer an even better experience, he will make all necessary arrangements for one of his trusted and experienced colleagues to guide.

Ryan Phelan
Ryan Phelan

Ryan obtained his licence in 1997, has hunted RSA, Zimbabwe and Botswana. He has a BSc Hons Wildlife Management with Business management and marketing.) He grew up in the Reserves in Zululand and the Northern Cape, is plains game and Dangerous Game Rated.

PH John Harris
PH John Harris
Outfitter and PH John Harris has been hunting Southern Africa for over 35 years, and having spent a few years in the USA, John also had the opportunity to hunt in Colorado, New Mexico, Tennessee, Virginia, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

John was involved in competitive shooting from a young age, with 22 rifle to start off with and then on to handguns – IPSC and Bianchi Action shooting where he earned National and Provincial colors.

He is an avid reloader, and loads for calibers from 22 Hornet though to 500 Nitro.

He has contributed articles to amongst others, Magnum Magazine, Wild en Jag, and African Sporting Gazette, and the Big Bore Journal.

John wrote the senior hunter training manual used by CHASA (

He was a grassroots member of the South African Gunowners Association, which promotes firearms rights and is a committed activist for sensible firearm legislation.

John is a past President of the KZN Hunters and game conservation association, and served on the executive board of Chasa (Confederation of Hunters of Southern Africa) and a founder member of the Zululand Hunting and Conservation Association.

John is married to Deanie, his best friend and partner.

“”Paul Phelan is one of the best Professional Hunters in plains game and big game in South Africa…”
Ron Tuppin, USA
“The Prime Minister thoroughly enjoyed his time with you and your staff, and hopes to see you in India some time…”
ADC to Prime Minister of Mahaya Pradesh, India”
ADC to Prime Minister of Mahaya Pradesh, India
“Two weeks of wonderful hunting on African soil. We appreciate your professional company whilst hunting…”
Hans and Barbara Egghart, St Martha Austria