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Ernest Sitta

Sitta (or “Six” in English) grew up in Sukuma Land, an area in the Mwanza Region near Lake Victoria. After completing his secondary school studies in Dar es Salaam, he went on to the College of African Wildlife at Mweka where he received his certificate in Wildlife Management. Sitta completed an impressive course work including various wildlife ecology, management, advanced field skills, identification, biology and tour guiding classes.

After graduation, Sitta worked as a naturalist in the ecology department of the Tanzania National Parks. He was assigned to the Serengeti National Park. During his 14 years in this position, he assisted in the study of the movement of the wildebeest and zebra migration as well as several other research projects on the Serengeti Ecosystem. Needless to say, Sitta’s knowledge of the Serengeti is impressive!

Sitta then left his work with the National Parks to relay his experience and knowledge to international visitors on safari and began work as a professional driver-guide. Over the years he has had close calls with buffalo at Moru Kopjes and close encounters with the wildlife at Uganda’s Bwindi National Park.

Sitta’s favourite animal is the elephant because of its important contributions to the ecosystem. Keeping with his interest in ecology, it is also not a surprise that his favourite bird is the Marabou Stork because of its vital role as a scavenger. Sitta has extensive knowledge of all of the National Parks in Tanzania, but due to the many years he has spent in the Serengeti, it is now where he calls home.

When not at home in the Serengeti, he shares his Arusha home with a wife and two teenage daughters and enjoys playing football (soccer).


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  REGGIE MATEMU   EARNEST SITTA   PAUL SHAYO
  ALEXANDER LYIMO   EVAREST MBOYA   PETER MEENA
  DAVID CHANDO   JOHN PARMWAT   POKEA NNKO
  DEO WILLIAMS   NICKSON KASSIM   WILFRED FUE