Northern Tanzania lends itself perfectly to a privately guided 4×4 safari – the highlights of Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks and the famous Ngorongoro Crater are all within easy driving distance. Your own expert guide/driver leads your journey throughout with exclusive use of his 4×4 vehicle, giving greater flexibility to your gameviewing and day to day planning. With this continuity of expert guiding comes an in-depth safari experience – the guides readily impart their huge knowledge to give you a greater understanding of what makes the natural world tick.
We use only the best guides who work for Peter Lindstrom’s Hoopoe Safaris. Training is a cornerstone of Hoopoe and well trained professional guides a hallmark of the company. The excellence of the Hoopoe guides is the product of many years of teaching by Peter and colleagues, including wildlife researchers, all sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm. They are the envy of other safari companies.
We would match the best guide to your safari – some have an area of specialisation whether birdwatching, walking or mountain climbs – but for a general wildlife safari one of the foremost guides is Aaron Lazaro who has been with the company for 20 years.
Aaron started right at the bottom as a mechanic, worked his way up to a supply driver for Hoopoe camps and lodges and once he had learnt his way around the parks was accepted as a trainee guides and soon demonstrated his ability to learn fast. His great communication skills and patience and his deep interest in wildlife quickly earned his place as one of Hoopoe’s top guides.
Hoopoe’s guides are renowned for both for their knowledge of the natural history of the areas you visit as well as the culture and traditions of their homeland. However, they aren’t just to make sure your vehicle is in perfect working order or you choose the right path on safari, but also to make sure every detail of your journey goes as smoothly as possible.
Our choice of private guide for your safari depends on your interests and requirements.