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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.
There 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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