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Top Tanzania Family Safari Guides

The last thing you want on your Tanzania family safari is a field guide that underperforms, so I've identified
excellent guides below by experience, qualification and reputation who will be up to the task.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • CERTIFICATE IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT- Tropical Centre Institute.
  • TANAPA Training.
EXPERIENCE
  • 2007 TO PRESENT: Guiding in many areas of Tanzania.

HOW AND WHY DID YOU BECOME A SAFARI GUIDE?

My dream to become a safari guide came when I watched for the first time the film known as “Serengeti Shall Not Die” by Mr Gzimek and his son Michael.

Secondly I was born in Masai land where the wildlife is found.

WHAT MAKES A GOOD SAFARI GUIDE?

Training makes perfect. A good safari guide needs a lot of training and will never cease to learn.

FAVOURITE ANIMAL?

My favourite animal is the termite: I like their social behaviour. They are well organised in cooperation.

They cooperate to build the huge termite mound and the larger animals such as elephant and buffalo depend on it for scratching. Lion, cheetahs and leopard use the mounds as observation points too, all because of the small insect known as the termite.

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT?

The most embarrassing moments as a guide is when there is a lot of noise at a sighting by clients which causes the animals to become uncomfortable.

THE MOST INTERESTING ANIMAL BEHAVIOR YOU'VE WITNESSED?

The most interesting animal behaviour which I witnessed was a large pride of lion of about twenty-four (24 ) together.

We saw one lioness a bit far from the pride and she killed a zebra in the bush and after that she walked about 700 metres away to bring all the food to the pride.

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QUALIFICATIONS
  • DIPLOMA IN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT - Mount Meru College
  • TANAPA Training
EXPERIENCE
  • 2002 TO PRESENT: Guiding in Tanzania and Kenya National Parks and Reserves.

HOW AND WHY DID YOU BECOME A SAFARI GUIDE?

I started building my idea of being a safari guide after visiting Ngorongoro Crater in my childhood with my parents the first time.

Later with a school trip which took us to Tarangire National Park and since then I wished to be a guide after all the information we got about nature and how to benefit from it. I love this job.

WHAT MAKES A GOOD SAFARI GUIDE?

A guide who has knowledge of animals, birds, plants, environment, general knowledge and has good timekeeping.

They should also be able to interact with their guests, use reference books in answering questions, be able to share ideas with others be neat and well prepared for safaris.

FAVOURITE ANIMAL?

Elephant because it is good at parenting and not harmful to others

YOUR MOST MEMORABLE SIGHTING?

A pride of lions try to hunt a buffalo but an elephant assists the buffalo and because of that the hunt was not a success.

THE MOST INTERESTING ANIMAL BEHAVIOR YOU'VE WITNESSED?

Cats’ behaviour e.g. lion living in social groups although they’re aggressive, it's easier to observe and follow them.

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