News June 2017
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Who says woman cannot guide??? Asilia blog post – Pietro Luraschi

I often tell guides that women can be much better guides than men; they have a much gentler touch, no testosterone involved, no showing off and playing the big macho bushman. However, they never believe me until they see it with their own eyes. We started training ladies three years ago, we started with one […]

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400 at the door – Asilia blog post – Pietro Luraschi

This is normally what awaits us the day of the interviews for new guides! Four hundred people with one dream in common, becoming an Asilia East Africa safari guide. Every year we need new guides, every year we try to find new people with enough passion for embarking on the long journey to becoming a real guide. […]

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Of friends, training, rhinos and thorns

I thought would have been a blast, when I was asked to run the training for Saruni Rhino with the aim of teaching rangers and guides to approach black rhinoceros on foot and create a safe yet stunning activity in Sera conservancy in northern Kenya, I thought it would have been a blast. I called […]

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A Walking Safari with Asilia Africa By Stuart Butler

  Talk to any old Africa hand and they’ll likely tell you that the best way of experiencing the African bush is on foot. Walking through the grasslands at this pace allows you to really see, hear, smell, touch and feel the environment. On a walking safari you’ll see creatures that you’d otherwise miss if […]

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The road to become an Asilia Guide : Birding Adventures By Stuart Butler

“Stupid bird likes to pull every Helen’s hair.” said Pietro with a grin, “Remember this and it will help you with identification!” Yellow billed storks We were in Tarangire National Park, which forms the southern piece in a jigsaw of stunning national parks in northern Tanzania. Tarangire might not be as well-known as the nearby […]