The short rains have been pounding the Serengeti and all northern circuit parks for the past two weeks - and while normally this is a slower season for travellers to visit these unique areas because of the rainfall, it can be an optimal time for wildlife viewing. The rain showers, night storms and muddy rivers never deter the animals and Naona's (Adam's!) Moru pride are no exception. From viewing the physical health of all the pride; cubs, females and the pride-leading male the area must provide excellent feeding opportunities, stunning landscapes for relaxing and the small river nearby is running clear with fresh water. The grasses are longer and greener now, creating perfect cover for the hunt. Who says that lions only climb trees in Lake Manyara - Oh to be a lion at Moru!
Jumping for our Annual Guide Training Program! We were lucky enough again this year to have Johann Lombard gather up our guides and lead them off to Tarangire National Park. It just so happens that our Tarangire Ndovu Camp closes on 31st Oct each year, so Johann and the MW guiding team had a place to establish themselves for another 10 days of intensive professional guide development. A good guide doesn't just baffle on about statistics and a specie's latin translation; he or she GUIDES you. We have always said to our team: To be a good guide, you need to be a great man first. This means that without being a loving husband (if married), a wonderful father (if he has been blessed) and have a clean and kind heart - how can you be a good guide? The answer is that you cannot, you can act the part, but you cannot. So this is what we use as a foundation for our annual training program, and build from there. It is about the story-telling skills, the personable nature, the kindness and patience, the experience and knowledge without the attitude and so on. So we are proud to say that our Safari Guides are some of the highest-trained, kindest and all round good guys men on the circuit!