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Dave Carson has been in the safari industry since 1990 and after completing a four year apprenticeship and passing the stringent Zimbabwean Professional Guides exam in 1995, has been guiding all over Zimbabwe. His love for walking and being out on safari lead him and his guests after the elusive Black Rhino in Hwange National Park - where Dave's passion lies!
We felt very privileged to have Dave Carson as our guide throughout Hwange National Park. We were impressed with his expertise on all the animal species as well as his amazing tracking abilities. He has a deep passion to find the animals for himself as much as for the group. We were amazed at how many elephants we saw each day as well as so many other species, including watching a heard of over 1,000 Cape buffalo pass by us as we sat quietly on a fallen tree limb.
From Hwange National Park, we flew to Mana Pools, where we were met by Nick Murray. Dave had already told us to call him 'Indiana Jones'. Now we know why. As one of his staff mentioned, she calls Nick the 'Elephant Whisperer'. Never had any of us been so close to elephants, as Nick coaxed them to us. He even has them named and these elephants definitely know his voice from years of being with him. Our safari included a 2 day canoe trip down the Zambezi River. Nick was careful to zig-zag us past countless pods of giant hippos. It was quite a rush when one 'breached' right in front of the canoe. As we left, my husband looked over to Nick and said, 'You are a hero in my book'.Read More
- Barbara Brundage
Both Dave Carson and Nick Murray were very skilled, professional guides. Dave has a joy for his work that is contagious. He was excited about wildlife whether it was a guinea fowl or a lion. We saw many animals - learned about tracking - and hiked many miles with Dave and his tracker, Felix. Dave' camp crew was wonderful - great meals in difficult conditions - they were always very helpful with any problem.
Nick Murray certainly knows the Zambezi River and how to get to older, inexperienced paddlers safely down the river. This was my favorite part of the trip - I loved the closeness of the hippos, crocs and elephants and the time spent on the water. With Nick's coaching and patience, we were able to paddle ourselves the whole way'¦Read More
- Steve & Cheryl Hall
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