First place photograph by Tim Robson

Bush Tip No.4

Investigate the alarm calls of guinea fowl as they will often point to a Serval or leopard nearby in the grass

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Our Guides

We have the best

All our safaris are led by professional safari guides. A guide can make or break a safari and we ensure that all our guides have been highly trained with a high degree of knowledge about the animals, bird life and the environment. They are all enthusiastic, keen to impart knowledge and easy to get on with. We want your safari to be the trip of a lifetime and our guides are here to make sure that happens.

“Our group was hugely impressed by the consideration shown by the guides to the wildlife we were seeking”
David Cope, USA

Nigel Perks

Nigel Perks

Nigel - 42 years of age - is originally from New Zealand and has been running and guiding safaris since 1987. He has led trips through Uganda, Kenya, Zaire, Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania. His experience, gathered over the last 19 years, is invaluable to the success and running your adventure. A safari with Nigel is so memorable that over eighty percent of Nigel's clients return for several trips. His burning enthusiasm is infectious and cannot fail to hook you on the exciting experiences a safari has to offer.

“Nigel Perks is the ultimate safari guide, displaying consummate professionalism, impressive dedication, unflagging enthusiasm, and possessing a breadth of knowledge that is quite extraordinary.”
Anne Hilborn, Serengeti Cheetah Project

Andrew Uronu

Andrew Uronu

Andrew Uronu — 48 years of age — is from the Kilimanjaro region of North Tanzania. Andrew worked as an accountant for over 12 years before working at Ndutu Safari Lodge, Serengeti. Here he realised that his sole ambition was to work in the wilderness areas of his country and become a guide. He joined Gibbís Farm Safaris in 1991 and worked closely with Nigel Perks. Andrew is a superb guide with phenomenal spotting powers. He is great fun to be with and has a huge wealth of knowledge to share with guests.

“Andrew was the most delightful guide, knowledgeable, friendly and we almost felt embarrassed at his willingness to put himself out so much for us.”
Caroline Montague

Tryphon Kappia

Tryphon Kappia

Tryphon Kappia - now in his 50ís - started with a diploma in Animal Science and a Veterinary certificate. With these qualifications he worked as a dairy and ranch manager for over twenty years. Having worked with animals for such a long time he realised he wanted to guide safaris.

He initially worked as office manager for a safari company before completing a guide course and becoming a qualified guide. Kappia has guided for us since 1997 and is an invaluable member of our team. He is keen and thoroughly enjoys showing our guests what an amazing place Tanzania is.

“Not only could Kapia name for us, explain for us, answer every question, lay out a spectacular lunch, surprise us with a cooked bush breakfast, drive with incredible skill and focus, while seeing things at a vast distance... he was as enthusiastic and excited as we were which made the experiences all the more memorable.”
Margaret Walton, USA

Brian Mengoriki

Brian Mengoriki

Brian was born in the bush of northern Tanzania and grew up in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where his parents were employed. Early treks into the bush with his father, uncle and others began his wildlife education. As his bush adventures continued he developed a love of the wilderness that led him to choose a career as a safari guide. After completing his secondary education he enrolled with the Malihai Club of Tanzania to undertake their wildlife education courses. That training led him to be a freelance safari guide where he worked with several of the leading safari companies in Tanzania.

Brian has more than 14 years of experience as a nature guide. He continues to improve his skill by attending a variety of training courses in eastern and southern Africa. He has an excellent knowledge of the animals, birds, insects, plants and geography of Tanzania.

“Brian was the most wonderful guide, good humoured, a great spotter and incredibly knowledgeable of all aspects of our safari. I canít wait for my next trip.”
Ruth Evans, USA

Colin McConnell

Colin McConnell - is a fourth generation British—African. Growing up in the Kenyan highlands, he spent many family vacations on authentic canvas safaris. After high school, and a stint in the UK as a re-insurance broker, he returned to East Africa. He and his wife Karen managed Gibb's Farm in the early nineties and Colin also guided safaris for Gibb's Farm Safaris, predecessor to Amazing Tanzania. After leaving Gibbís, he managed and guided at Kusini Camp in the southern Serengeti.

Colin is a keen ornithologist and wildlife photographer, with an extensive knowledge of the flora and fauna of sub-Saharan Africa. He enjoys an active lifestyle and has climbed Kilimanjaro and has organised and led many walking safaris. We canít recommend Colin highly enough to anyone who is looking for a guided safari experience second to none.

“I was so impressed at how very professional and informative Colin was and how very well you conducted the whole safari — it was a joy. I really have to congratulate you on your knowledge and how well you present it and how fascinating and enjoyable you make it all for everyone who is with you.”
Jan Dunn, UK