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Driver Guide Biographies

Evarest Mboya

Evarest is from the Chagga tribe and was born in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. The village where he grew up was close to a river that runs from the mountain and there were always lots of baboons and vervet monkeys playing. From a young age, the animals near his village fascinated Evarest and he would spend all his free time watching the behaviour of these creatures.

He mapped out his career path with the same organizational skills he applies to his safaris. He knew that the first step was to learn about driving and before that, to learn about motor vehicles themselves. He asked his father to send him to the Arusha Technical College to learn mechanics so he would have more confidence with the vehicles he would drive. Then he began his wildlife training, gaining a certificate in wildlife management and an advanced certificate in tour guiding. He also has completed substantial course work in wildlife conservation.

Evarest then gained experience working as a driver guide in both Tanzania and Kenya before joining Africa Dream Safaris. During his time in the bush, he has observed many interesting anti-predatory defences by several species of herbivores. He recalls watching a mother Thomson’s gazelle confuse a hyena to keep it from attacking her newborn. He has seen a herd of buffalo join together to chase off a large pride of lions. He has even seen a warthog surrounded by a pride of lions escape just in time down a deep burrow.

His favorite animal is the giraffe. He admires the giraffe for its grace and elegance when running even though it is the tallest mammal in the African bush.


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  ALEXANDER LYIMO   EVAREST MBOYA   PETER MEENA
  DAVID CHANDO   JOHN PARMWAT   POKEA NNKO
  DEO WILLIAMS   NICKSON KASSIM   WILFRED FUE