Open Africa Safaris employs 10 professional driver-guides with an average experience of 10 years in the tourism industry. We have very high standards when it comes to hiring and retaining personnel, and can say without reservation that these individuals are quite simply the most knowledgeable, hard working and passionate guides in the industry. All of our guides are local Tanzanians who are fluent in English. Some are also fluent in French, Italian, German, or Spanish.
Most of our guides have advanced wildlife certificates from the Mweka Wildlife College – the oldest and most prestigious wildlife college in Africa. Course work includes wildlife ecology, conservation, field skills, identification, biology, and advanced tour guiding.
It may surprise some people that the secret to a great safari lies not in your specific itinerary, lodge selection or season of travel. On the contrary, the key to success lies in the skills, passion, hard work, and competency of your driver-guide. Our guides are the best of the best, and each one gives 100% on every safari, ensuring each of our clients receives the finest safari experience.
Our guides are all Serengeti specialists, and each one knows in detail the best wildlife viewing areas, secret spots off the beaten path, and migratory animal movements. To be fair and equitable to all of our outstanding guides, each guide is assigned on a strictly rotational basis.