President & CEO
Mario (born in Salzburg, Austria) studied at the College for Tourism in Salzburg before beginning an apprenticeship in the local travel agency Ruefa. After spending a year in South Africa developing a more global mind, he returned to Europe to become the MD of AirConti in Austria, Munich-based tour operator which later became part of TUI. Over the next decade he grew to lead the Upper Austrian travel agency chain for 5 years.
In 1990 with the fall of the Iron Curtain Mario seized the opportunity and ventured to Prague, Czech Republic to establish his first Liberty office with just 3 employees. He spent 9 years in Prague overseeing the business and expanding to become the global enterprise we are today with over 55 offices around the world, Prague still remaining an important location for Liberty in East Europe.
Mario has been in love with Africa since his first visit in the 80’s and has been Kenyan resident for over a decade. He owns several lodges in Kenya including his flagship property opened in 2021, Cardamom House on the East Coast of Kenya, is involved in a conservancy and is passionate about nature conservation. Mario Enzesberger usually travels 7-9 months a year to oversee the offices worldwide and loves to spend time with his son and wife in Kenya, his home base for the remaining of the year.