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.
CERTIFICATE IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT- Tropical Centre Institute.
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.
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.