By Warren Glam – Content Writer East Africa’s predators have no time for pity. Prey is prey, whether it’s young, wounded or simply unlucky. By the same token, these hunters expect no favours from other animals. Only skill and hardiness will carry them through, especially when the dry season begins.
No video or photo does the migration justice! Charlene captured thousands of wildebeest and zebra close to the southern Serengeti on the border of the Ngorongoro Conservation area.
Tell us a bit about yourself and what it is that you do? My name is Dulla Fardy, born and raised in Arusha. My passion for wildlife begun at a very young age. I was hugely inspired to become a guide after I went on a school trip to Lake Manyara Park. I was 9yrs old and I loved how the guide interpreted every encounter and made the experience enjoyable and unforgettable. Having attended the college of Africa Wildlife Management, I started guiding at Minjingu on tour programs. This allowed me to experience different cultures and wildlife across Tarangire and Lake Manyara’s eco-systems. I then pursued a guiding career in the Selous Game Reserve as a walking and boating safari guide,Read More
Lead safari guide Allen Mollel saw the great migration in the southern Serengeti heading towards the south-west of the Ndutu plains during his morning game drive.
Tell us a bit about yourself and what it is that you do? I’m Stanley Raymond and I’m a resident guide at Jabali Ridge. How has working with Asilia Africa impacted your life? Working with Asilia Africa impacted my life with the ability to support my family. What is the most rewarding thing about your work? The most rewarding thing about my work is the guiding training that brings the best of my work. In one sentence, how would you convince someone to visit East Africa? Coming to East Africa you will get to experience the vast protected areas with many wildlife species, pristine tribes, and their cultures and the link between the bush and beach. Ruaha National Park, TanzaniaRead More
Tell us a bit about yourself and what it is that you do? My name is Epimark Lastone and I am the Positive Impact coordinator based in Arusha. I was born and raised in southern Tanzania. I moved to north Tanzania at age 21 and this is when I decided to study tourism. Where is home and what brought you to Africa? I’m from the southern Highlands of Tanzania. From a region known as Kyela. How did your journey with Asilia begin? I previously worked at a different hotel, as a waiter. After being in the tourism industry for almost 5 years, I decided to take up a tour guiding course in 2005. I then joined Asilia as a head waiterRead More
By Zintle Tsholoba – Discover Africa Group Here are 10 things you may or may not have known about this iconic piece of the African legacy.
Tell us a bit about yourself and what it is that you do? I am Amos Buhuru Rhobi and I used to be a poacher. I poached all sorts of animals including hares, buffaloes, wildebeest, impalas, and zebras, using all sorts of weapons like wires, spears, arrows, swords and even dogs. I was living the life of a fugitive, constantly running and hiding away from rangers and policemen. I soon realized that my lifestyle was placing my family’s life at risk as well. How did your journey with Asilia begin? Fortunately, my life was completely turned around when I became an Asilia employee. Working for the company has changed my life in so many ways. I was able to buy domestic animals andRead More
Tell us a bit about yourself, who you are and what it is that you do? I’m Ezina and I am an assistant camp manager at Encounter Mara, Kenya. My responsibilities are to ensure the camp is kept secure at all times, supervise camp staff and hosting our guests. Where is home for you? I was born and raised in Nakuru, Rift valley Province which is famous for its flamingo sightings. What is your favourite memory of working in the bush? Hearing the different sound of animals during the night especially roaring lions is and will always be my favourite memory. It makes you appreciate nature more. What is your favourite memory of your guests? There were 2 best friendsRead More