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    Michael Mlolo

    Safari Guide

    Michael Mlolo joined us in 2010 with 25 years experience as a guide. He is originally from the Lake Victoria area of Tanzania and moved to Arusha in 1985 after three years in the Tanzanian army. Michael worked with two large safari companies in Arusha from 1987–2010 and has completed many tour guide courses over the years. He is married and has four children. 

    Michael has visited many of Tanzania's parks and wilderness areas including Ruaha, Selous, Mikumi and Gombe Stream, plus all the reserves in the North. He has also explored the Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and Naivasha parks in Kenya.

    The most fascinating thing Michael has seen on safari was a battle between a honey badger and a python in the Serengeti in 1995 – the honey badger managed to overpower and kill the python after quite a long battle.

    Client Praise for Michael

    “We would like to also say a few words about our incredible guide Mike. We had very high expectations about Mike from the reviews we read before the trip. He not only met them but he exceeded them in all respects! He managed to show us the Big Five and pretty much all the animals inhabiting Serengeti! His eyesight is almost unbelievable – he was able to spot tons of game while driving which we couldn't spot … Mike could recognize an animal in the far distance we wouldn't be able to recognize even with binoculars! And the leopards in the trees – thanks to Mike we were able to see these great cats hidden carefully between the branches. We wish everyone gets a guide like Mike!”

    “Our guide, Michael, was great. He knew where to look for the animals and how to position the car for best advantage. Luck is part of it, and we were indeed lucky, but Michael knew how to maximize our experience. It was the trip of a lifetime. Thank you.”

    “The Number One positive aspect by far was our Duma guide, Michael Mlolo. He has 25 years experience in the Serengeti, so he was excellent at finding all manner of wildlife and educating us on them. He was always so respectful and protective of the wildlife. He was a great driver on a challenging road system. He treated us with great care and great patience. As a man with maturity, education, and a great sense of humor, Michael represented his nation so well, and we came to respect him. We feel so lucky to have spent this time with him – you should definitely seek him out if you are considering this trip!”

    “Our tour guide Michael Mlolo was also amazing. He really made us feel comfortable right from the beginning, which made a huge difference given we were a bit nervous at first, not knowing what to expect with all of the wildlife around us. His knowledge of the various regions/terrain, ability to spot animals from a distance (while driving!) and understand their behavior/actions was absolutely amazing. His friendliness and positive attitude really made the trip enjoyable and allowed us to relax and enjoy all of the wonderful sights Africa had to offer. If you are planning a trip with Duma, I would definitely recommend Michael.”

    Duma Explorer Safari Team
    • Isack Msuya

      Safari Guide

    • Ebeneezer Emanuel

      Safari Guide

    • Raymond Urassa

      Safari Guide

    • Wilson Shange

      Safari Guide

    • Peter Mbise

      Safari Guide

    • Kawaga Mohamed

      Safari Guide

    • Sifuni Mungure

      Safari Guide

    • Michael Mlolo

      Safari Guide

    • John Olemokotio

      Ngorongoro Hiking Guide

    • Kisimbo Abutwalib

      Safari Guide

    • Jonathan Mbise

      Safari Guide

    • Julius mungure

      Safari Chef

    • Godson Mbise

      Safari Chef

    • Reminska Urio

      Safari Chef

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