HGTV’s Renovation Wild, its very first series set in Africa follows resort owners Grant and Lynsey Cumings as they remake two remote resorts in Zambia into one-of-a-kind travel destinations. Over eight episodes, the series recondition a pair of sister properties in Lower Zambezi National Park, with help from their project manager, Ngoli, and their resort manager, Juliet. The whole thing, even their meet-up with an array of logistical problems including weather challenges, supply chain issues, and wildlife encounters, gets documented.
In this writing, let us explore Grant Cumings’s individual journey on HGTV Renovation Wild, about him in general, and more.
Grant Cumings On HGTV Renovation Wild
The first episode of Renovation Wild begins with Grant and Lynsey Cumings starting to renovate the run-down villas at Old Mondoro camp, just as the region’s rainy season begins. They start with forming plans to update the reed villas, update the ensuite bathrooms, and install a unique outdoor washroom. From there, the pair heads to Chiawa Camp, where they focus on a game plan for its high-end renovation.
Grant and Lynsey also have other Cumings joining them in their resort. On their resort website, the Cumings are described as the fifth-generation Africans who pioneered tourism in the Lower Zambezi National Park when they established the first version of Chiawa Camp more than 30 years ago.
Besides, it is also made known on Renovation Wild that Grant’s family moved to Africa in the late 19th century, during the British colonial era. His predecessors were involved in gold and diamond mining before they settled on the Lower Zambezi to put down their safari roots. His grandfather particularly was a diamond buyer for DeBeers. Eventually, they established Chiawa Camp and started welcoming guests in 1991.
Chiawa Camp continues to live today too. In fact, this was also where Grant and Lynsey first met. Lynsey had ventured into the Chiawa Camp in the early 1990s as a guest. There she soon connected with Grant and it was not long before the two got married.
The two have been married ever since. All along they also have dedicated themselves to Chiawa’s growth.
How Many Children Do Lynsey And Grant Cumings Have?
Grant and Lynsey Cumings share two children: daughter, Lauren, and son, Scott. Scott, their eldest, was born in January 2006 and Lauren in January 2008.
Grant Cumings Age
Grant Cumings was born before 1970. So, he should have at least turned 52 years old in 2022.
Who Are Grant Cumings’s Parents?
Grant Cumings’s parents are no more. They passed away in October 2017. When alive, they essentially ran Chiawa’s operations in Lusaka. Dave alone also used to do all repairs and maintenance on the vehicles and boats. Much of the smooth running of Chiawa in the bush was because of Dave’s tireless efforts in Lusaka. Naturally, Dave also took every opportunity to visit Chiawa. They say the love of the bush and dedication to the protection of the Lower Zambezi kept drawing him back.
Other family members of Grant that we know of are Lewis Cumings, Frances Cumings, Janet Cumings, Eli Cumings, Nathan Cumings, and Samantha Cumings.
Grant Cumings’s Net Worth
Grant Cumings reportedly had above $1 million net worth as of May 2023.
Per LinkedIn, he has been the owner of Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro in Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park as of June 1989.
Born into the wilderness of Zambia, young Grant spent his years exploring nature’s endless bounty. Then, with time, his family transformed their establishment into one of the most sought-after sites for safari fanatics to visit in the Lower Zambezi National Park area. Before Grant took full control of this very operation, he had also served as an Honorary Wildlife Officer, a Trustee, a board member, and even the Chairman of the Conservation Lower Zambezi Association. So, with his extensive knowledge of business and passion for the wilderness, he was able to establish a robust guide training program and even honed the examinations and code of conduct of the Old Mondoro and Chiawa Camp.
Today, Grant and his family have not just established Lower Zambezi National Park as a tourism destination but also ensured no poachers come near the premises. They launched more such responsible practices to protect the natural habitats of animals there.
Together with his wife, Grant also opened their first safari camp, created tiger fishing, and pushed conservation exponentially. No doubt, their efforts are loved by tourists across the globe today.
Grant Cumings Height
Grant Cumings stands above 6′ 2” in height.
Where Is Grant Cumings From?
Grant Cumings had been residing in Lusaka, Zambia as of 2023.
Apparently, he was also born in Zambia and he also believes in raising his family here.
Is Grant Cumings On Instagram And Facebook?
Grant Cumings was not on Instagram as of 17 May. One could however give him a follow on ‘Grant Cumings’ Facebook. But, even here he was not very active. The last time, he updated a status here was in 2014. He had shared a Guardian news article with the headline “Chinese demand for ivory is devastating Tanzania’s elephant population”.
When Is Grant Cumings’s Birthday?
Grant Cumings’s birthday was yet to be known.