About The Safari-Guide.co.uk

The aim of this site is to provide unbiased information and reviews on safari locations, lodges as well as equipment like clothing, cameras and binoculars that I use whilst in the bush.

Equipment Reviews

Me on Safari with the Vanguard Spirit ED 8x42 BinocularsThere are some pieces of equipment like my binoculars or camera that I never go with out, either when working as a guide, or when I am out in the bush by myself. So over the years and after making many good and it must be said bad choices, I  found that I became more and more interested in the gear that I and my guests were using.

I also realised that some of this knowledge would be useful to those coming out to Africa on safari and so I started to write about the products I was using.

I try to write about my safari gear from a users point of view, with the aim of not making my guides and reviews too technical.

One point that I would like to make clear is that I personally test and use ALL of the gear I write about and that ALL of my reviews are completely independent and I am not paid to write good things about any of the gear I use.

As well as the reviews on the Safari-Guide.co.uk, I also own and run a related website that specializes in binoculars that you may also be interested in: Best Binocular Reviews.

Holiday Reviews

As with the safari gear, I have personally visited all the holidays and lodges I write reviews on and the article is my actual opinion of the experience. Once again, I would like to make it clear that I am in no way influenced to write in a certain or positive way about any place, lodge or trip.

About Me

The Safari GuideI was born and grew up in Zimbabwe, with it’s renowned wildlife, big open skies and lots of open space, the outdoor bug bit me hard and from an early age.

Growing up, I spent a lot of time exploring the bush on the large farm that my brother and uncle lived on just outside of Harare. I was also lucky enough to be taken on many holidays to wild and fantastic places like Kariba Dam, Mana Pools, Hawange and the Victoria Falls by my parents.

Photography
Whilst I would never describe myself as being anything more than a very enthusiastic amateur, I have pretty much always enjoyed photography and especially that of wildlife and bird photography. This hobby led me to spend even more of the time in the bush where I can quite easily spend days trying to get the “perfect” shot.

Sport
At school I played most sports including cricket and rugby, but also got deeply involved in cycling. So straight after school I left for Europe with the aim of becoming a professional athlete in this toughest of sports. However I soon realised that whilst I may have been fairly decent in Africa (I represented Zimbabwe at an International Level), in Europe I was just one of many thousands and that it was going to be very tough for me to earn a decent living in this sport.

Web Design & Development
On my return to Zimbabwe, I settled down and got a “propper” job as a graphic designer and later got into web design and then web development and programming. This career led me back to Europe and the UK where I spent quite a few enjoyable years, but always knew in my heart that I would return to Africa one day.

Field Guide & Lodge Management
Return to Africa I did and with my wife we took a year out and studied to become a field guides (safari guides) in South Africa. Then we went on and worked as professional guides as well as managed a couple of lodges in the northern Limpopo region of the country.

It was whilst guiding that I first thought of the idea of combining my web design and development skills, with those that I had learned  in the bush and thus the Safari-Guide.co.uk was born.

Contact Me

If you have a question or would like to get hold of me regarding any of my reviews or if you are a lodge owner or produce, market or distribute equipment that you would like me to write about, or if you want to know more about advertising opportunities, I can be contacted through the following ways:

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