Asterick has been a safari guide for over 16 years and has lived most of his life in Arusha. He was born and grew up on the shore of Lake Tanganyika (the second deepest and fresh lake in the world after Lake Baikal in Russia) before he moved to Arusha. He joined Northland Tanzania Safaris in 2017 as a freelance safari guide and later added his experience as a tour leader to the team. Asterick thrives on the fact that every day is different, and he enjoys watching the ever-changing faces of nature during each season – “it’s not like watching a movie, this is real!”
Asterick’s best safari experience was in the Serengeti, while he and his guests were patiently watching a cheetah. Suddenly a Grant gazelle shows up, obviously unaware of the predator’s presence. The cheetah had a lucky day and didn’t have to run far for its lunch. As the cheetah was feeding on the gazelle, it was fascinating to watch the vultures start appearing from ‘nowhere’. And some hyenas follow the move where the vultures are going to land. Eventually, the number of vultures and few hyenas was too much for the cheetah and they took over the kill from her. Within less than 30 minutes there were just bones remaining. It just shows how patience in nature pays off.
“The amazing diversity of landscape and species makes a visit to Tanzania absolutely worthwhile. I am looking forward to meeting you and sharing some of the beauty of my country with you. Maybe next time on the migration crossing the river… Karibu Sana”