Perhaps the most important aspect of a safari is the guide. All our safaris in Kenya, Tanzania and Mana Pools NP are personally hosted and lead by Federico Veronesi (unless specified). He is an experienced safari guide who has spent years living in the bush, following specific animals for many days and witnessing extraordinary and never-before seen behaviors. He has extensive first-hand knowledge on behavior of many animals including Leopards, Lions, Cheetahs and Elephants. Very few people in the world have followed and studied wild Caracals as much as he has done.
He has been certified by the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA, Bronze Level) and has been living for years in the Masai Mara NR, tracking the animals day after day and year after year. But most of all, it’s his passion for African wildlife and photography that can truly make the difference on your safari. This job is his life, his dream come true, so you can be guaranteed that he will give all of himself on any safari to ensure that guests leave with extraordinary images and memories of the fantastic places you’ll visit.
When more than one vehicle are required, we seek the services of very good local guides, certified by the KPSGA, and who are used to working with photographers, recognizing the needs and requirements that this entails. Federico Veronesi will be on one of the two vehicles, so in any case he will set the times, the pace and the approach for the safari.
In Tanzania, strict national regulations don’t allow a non Tanzanian citizen to drive guests. Federico Veronesi will seat on the passenger’s seat, next to the driver, instructing him on positioning, approach, timings etc.
In Mana Pools NP we collaborate with a very knowledgeable professional guide (certified to accompany tourists on foot) who will accompany us on our walks in the floodplains or in Chitake springs looking for close encounters with Lions, Elephants and Wild Dogs.