Learn Bushlore Handed Down Through the Generations

Oliver Greenfield

19 Aug 2015

Our exciting new safari

All of us here at Natural World Safaris are excited by one of our new trips Bush Skills, Predators & Bushlore and we hope you will be too and here's why….

Have you ever dreamed of experiencing the life of a guide? Wanted to get that bit closer to the wild than your standard safari permits? Wanted to learn bush skills and bushlore but never had the opportunity?

All of the above once applied to me and so that’s what I went out and did, and now, as an ex-safari guide and a new member of the NWS team I was thrilled to help put together this itinerary.

The full trip is 21 days and you will be based out of three camps in three very distinct regions of the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem. This is something that not many of even the most experienced safari goers will have done. For me a really exciting part of the trip is the time spent with the Masai and Hadzabe people. Here you will be learning first-hand the bushlore that has been handed down from generation to generation giving you the chance to see the land through their eyes.

You will be joining the annual training trip for the guiding team at Alex Walker’s Serian, who will be spending this time brushing up on their skills. In 2014 these guides were runners up for Best Safari Guiding Team and now in 2015 they were the winners of this prestigious award. Throughout the trip you will also have plenty of time to let your creative sides out, with drawing, painting and photographic opportunities galore!

You will be joining the annual training trip for the guiding team at Alex Walker’s Serian, who will be spending this time brushing up on their skills. In 2014 these guides were runners up for Best Safari Guiding Team and now in 2015 they were the winners of this prestigious award. Throughout the trip you will also have plenty of time to let your creative sides out, with drawing, painting and photographic opportunities galore!

From my experience as an ex-guide, spending a more prolonged time out in the bush or on the plains, than your average 4/5 day safari, really gives you the chance to appreciate the smaller and often more interesting aspects of nature as opposed to just the tick boxing of the bigger animals & birds. Having said this you will have plenty of time to watch the incredible interactions between predator and prey. 

In the final week you will find yourself slap bang in the middle of millions of wildebeest during their calving season and as you can imagine the big cats don’t waste this opportunity for a feast.

If you can’t spare a full three weeks away then not to worry, the trip is extremely flexible and you can choose to do just one of any of the three weeks or either the first two or last two weeks. I feel this flexibility really opens the trip up to everyone, so even with a busy work and family life you can still go out and live your dream.

So if you, like me, have always been envious of your guides on safari then get in touch and have a chat with us and go ahead and live the dream.

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