Both Zander & Liana were born & raised in South Africa.
Raised by parents who were both teachers, Zander was quite the different one in his family.
From a very young age he was always out & about exploring, shooting small animals & birds. With the guidance of his older cousin, Zander quickly got the hang of things & shot his first Impala & Warthog when he was just 9 years old. Having shot both his first animals on foot, this is the technique that Zander came to love & he still prefers using this method today.
When he was 15 years old, Zander started practicing with a bow & before the end of that same year, he shot his first Warthog with the bow.
In 2009 at the age of 19, he started studying Game Ranch Management in Pretoria, at the Tshwane University of Technology. It was during this time that he started working at a bow shop where he learned even more about archery. While working there, he would take weekends to guide South African bow hunters, not only earning additional income, but learning different techniques on guiding & hunting.
In 2011 Zander received his National Diploma in Game Ranch Management & also completed his Professional Hunter course, after which he started hunting full-time at different companies in South Africa, still learning a lot & developing his finer hunting skills & methods. During this time he had the privilege of hunting in other African countries like Zimbabwe, as well as hunting the Big 5 & other dangerous game species. He also enjoyed the company of different people from different places, varying from the USA, Spain, Russia, Germany, Italy & Denmark, & off-course South Africa.
In 2013 while working as a freelance PH (Professional Hunter), Zander & Liana met while working for the same outfitter. At the end of 2013 Zander visited the USA for the first time. When he returned to South Africa, he felt ready to start up his own safari company.
The beginning of 2014 marks the beginning of things for Zander & Liana. In February they ran into each other in town & the rest is history. In August of 2014 they had their first group of 5 clients & that was the start of Zander Bierman Safaris. Since then they have been to the USA every year for marketing & they are still going strong!