Becoming a Safari Guide -Week 4: Lions Under the Bush

Becoming a Safari Guide -Week 4: Lions Under the Bush

A month ago Asilia Africa invited a person of great intellect to come and sit in on their wildlife safari guide training camp in northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park. Now, please don’t tell Asilia this, but that person...
Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 3: Bush Tucker

Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 3: Bush Tucker

For the past three weeks I’ve been acting as a ‘mosquito/testse fly on the wall’ at an Asilia Africa safari guide training camp in northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park. For the first week I learnt all about the birds that...
Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 2: Figs and Dung

Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 2: Figs and Dung

For the past two weeks I’ve been acting as a ‘fly on the wall’ (a really annoying, biting, buzzy one at that) at an Asilia Africa Safari Guide training camp in northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park...
Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 1: Pulling Helen’s Hair

Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 1: Pulling Helen’s Hair

“Stupid bird likes to pull every Helens hair” said Pietro with a grin, “Remember this and it will help you with identification”. We were in Tarangire National Park, which forms the southern piece in a jigsaw of stunning national parks in northern Tanzania...
The Road to Becoming an Asilia Safari Guide

The Road to Becoming an Asilia Safari Guide

Stuart Butler will be joining the acclaimed safari guide and conservation group, Asilia Africa as a ‘fly on the wall’ at one of their wildlife guide training camps in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park...
To Self-Drive or Not to Self-Drive Safari

To Self-Drive or Not to Self-Drive Safari

Alan Murphy, January 5, 2016 Categories: From the team, Safari Planning Guide
Alan examines the benefits and drawbacks of branching out and doing part of your safari on your own. A so called Self-drive Safari. Driving in Africa sound...
Top 10 Reasons to Go on Safari

Top 10 Reasons to Go on Safari

Why Bother? You fly all the way to Africa to spend a few weeks zipping around wildlife parks…Alan lists the reasons to go on Safari and buy that plane ticket...
Safari Secret: Waterberg Plateau Park in Namibia

Safari Secret: Waterberg Plateau Park in Namibia

Alan Murphy, September 8, 2015 Categories: African Hotspots, From the team, Namibia, Safari Tours
Waterberg Plateau Park in the north of Namibia is a unique park set on a plateau that rises out of desert sands. It’s more like a sanctuary for threatened and rare species of animals.
Safari Safety: Keep Your Window Closed!

Safari Safety: Keep Your Window Closed!

This week, Alan has a rant about some basic safari safety, reflecting on some recent incidents, while recalling his own experiences. Seriously…going on safari isn’t rocket science. The animals are wild, often unpredictable and driven by instinct...
Getting Close to Animals on Safari: How Close is Safe?

Getting Close to Animals on Safari: How Close is Safe?

A question that has vexed this blog writer for years in southern Africa. Alan considers how close you can, and should, get to the animals when on safari. Is there any hard-fast rule?