Johnny Vivier ranks among the elite big game hunters in Africa today. His flawless reputation "old school" safari ethics, personal integrity and humour are just a few of the qualities that Johnny Vivier has. Born in Zambia and raised in Zimbabwe in the cradle of Africa's greatest hunting moments. Johnny was weaned on big game hunting by his late father, Chris Vivier, who was also a professional hunter, hunting for Zambia Safaris and Harry Selby in Botswana in the 1950's
Johnny shot his first animal, a Roan antelope at the age of 7 with a 30-06 rifle. At 10 years old Johnny took his first Buffalo. At the age of 19 Johnny served a 4 year apprenticeship with well known professional hunter, Piers Taylor of Trophy Hunters Africa in Zimbabwe. There Johnny learnt more skills about trophy hunting, culling elephant and the safari industry in general. The Rhodesian bush war interrupted Johnny's hunting and in 1983 Johnny and his family immigrated to South Africa where he has remained a premiere safari operator for 23 years.
Johnny has hunted South Africa, Tanzania, Namibia and Zambia with sparkling success. His clients hold countless entries in the record book, numerous top 10 trophies and some number 1 entries in the Safari Club Record Book of trophy animals. Johnny was selected 4 times by the Safari Club International Political Action Committee to be the Outfitter and Pro Hunter to conduct the "Big 5 hunt of a lifetime" safari. Johnny was twice nominated as a finalist for the SCI International Professional Hunter of the year award. The SCI Outstanding Professional Hunter award honors professional hunters who are acknowledged by both peers and clients to be tops in their field. Johnny is a life member of the Professional Hunters Association of South Africa, a member of Safari Club International and SCI official measurer. Johnny and his wife Beverley conduct classic safaris in Southern Africa for the discerning hunter.