Being a safari guide in Liwonde National Park in Malawi
We talk to Head Guide Stanley at Kuthengo Camp in Malawi
Head Guide at Kuthengo Camp in Liwonde
27 Sep 2018
04 May 2022
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Malawi safari holidays are brought to life by the exceptional guides who you will meet. Stanley, has years of experience guiding in Liwonde National Park and we asked him a few questions to find out what he most likes about guiding.
What do you think is one of the biggest misconceptions about being a safari guide?
People think it’s a simple job of just taking tourists and showing them animals. There is a lot more to it than people anticipate.
What is your go-to wildlife fact to tell when aiming to impress guests?
A brief ecology of the area, a focus on wildlife bush experience of the safari trip. I also often show the guests the difference between elephant dung and impala droppings and explain the different digestive systems.
What is the most common question you get asked on safari?
How did you learn about all the wildlife?
Where is the coolest place you've ever been and why?
Vamizi Island in Mozambique - remote, exotic wildlife, beautiful beaches, rustic.
If you could be any animal which would it be and why?
Fish eagle. Its beautiful and loved by many. Even other birds are relaxed in its presence.
What did you want to be when you were 5 years old?
Biologist or Zoologist.
What is your biggest fear?
To come back from a game drive and find out that the guests were not happy with my services.
How long have you been a guide with Robin Pope Safaris?