Pietro Luraschi, Safari Fundi
Arusha, Northern Tanzania
Pietro was born in Italy and came to Africa as a volunteer for the Tarangire Lion Project, where he discovered a passion for Africa’s wild places that would never leave him.
After studying for his professional guiding qualifications in South Africa at FGASA (the most accredited association of safari guides on the continent), including advanced rifle handling, he returned to Tanzania, working as a professional guide in both the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park, specialising in walking.
Pietro’s passion for wilderness areas and nature has led him to guide all across East and Southern Africa including Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Namibia, and South Africa. Photography is another keen interest which complements his guiding.
One of the most rewarding aspects of his role is sharing his knowledge of flora, fauna, wildlife, behavior and conservation, leading the training of all Asilia guides in every aspect of guiding for the past five years. During his career he has also trained up more than 100 national park rangers in the skills needed for walking safaris. He is a fluent Ki-Swahili speaker and loves his training timeas it offers him the opportunity to give back to the role which has given him so much.
Pietro loves nothing more than waking up to the sounds of the bush, the wonder of discovering something new, the joy of sharing the language of the bush with guests and other guides and the feeling of being nature rather than in nature.
Walking safaris, photography, indigenous culture, big cats, birding