Safari season is upon us and to get excited about it, we chatted with Berg Adventures safari guide, David Mushi. Find out more about Berg Adventures safaris here. It isn’t too late to start planning your 2013 safari adventure!
Where are you from?
I am Tanzanian and I grew-up near Kilimanjaro in the village called Machame.
Why did you decide to become a safari guide?
I decided to become a safari guide because I love a wildlife.
What kind of training did you do to become a safari guide?
To become a safari guide, you need to attend a wildlife college. There you will learn about both the fauna and flora.
How long have you been a safari guide?
I have experience as a safari guide for about 15 years and I have been working with Berg Adventures for about 8 years.
What is your favorite animal?
The animal called the Serval Cat is my favorite.
Do you ever get tired of going on safari?
I never get tired of watching the animals, because every time you get go on safari it is different and you get excited.
What is your favorite place to visit while on safari?
Serengeti National Park is my favorite place to go with my clients.
What is the most memorable thing that has happened to you on safari?
Once there were two male elephants chasing my car and I had clients with me. They chased us towards the river for about 3 kilometers and when we were close to the river, they sped up to catch us. We were very lucky; we found a little path, and I drove the car down to the river safely. I will never forget that.
Why should everyone who climbs Kilimanjaro also go on safari?
Killimanjaro climbers should also go on safari while in Tanzania because the Serengeti and Ngorongoro are commonly called the best wildlife areas in Africa.
Have you ever climbed Kilimanjaro?
I climbed Kilimanjaro when I was in school and I used to be a porter.
What is a Tanzanian food every visitor should try?
What do you do during the off season when there are not many safaris?
During the off-season, I stay home with my family and I attend awildlife course for about two weeks.