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Nomad guides fly the flag for responsible tourism in the Serengeti


We were recently on safari with Nomad and wanted to writenot so much to praise the fantastic camps (Ndutu and Loliondo), the friendlyand professional staff, or the great food (all of which deserve a great deal of praise) but to specifically applaud the behaviour of yourguides.

Our guide, Rowland, was wonderful: friendly, knowledgableand he really contributed to making our safari a magical experience. During oursafari we realised that all of this was accompanied by something that wasperhaps even more important to us: an approach to animals that was bothrespectful and responsible.

Rowland demonstrated this from the start by nevercrowding the animals we saw. And it was this feature that we realised wascommon to all Nomad guides. Whilst some other vehicles would crowd in,effectively making the animal(s) change their behaviour in some way (direction,purpose, etc.) the Nomad vehicles we saw during our drives were all ensuringanimals had space.

Not only was such an approach something we valued but, infact, it actually provided us with wonderful experiences where animals wouldwalk up to and around the vehicle because it hadn't been driven very close tothem from the start.

The Nomad guides certainly deserve plaudits for theirbehaviour - but the creation of such an ethos also stems from the company forwhom they work and clearly Nomad has adopted an approach which provides afantastic opportunity for tourists, but without compromising the animals whothey have come to see.

Thank you once again for providing us with a wonderfulexperience - and we hope that one day we will be back!