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Nick Murray

Nick Murray is one of the most sought after Professional Safari Guides in Zimbabwe.

 

He is experienced in Wildlife management, Game Ranching and Game Capture. Nick’s wildlife career began as a learner guide from 1988-1990 at Fothergill island, conducting game viewing from vehicles during his vacations from university. In 1990 he earned his learner guides license. From 1991-1994 he was a game ranch manager. He was involved in the development of an ostrich farm and got his license for game capture. In 1991 he earned his full license.

 

From 1995-1998 he was a freelance guide in various lodges and camps in the Kariba, Hwange, and Mana Pools areas. He also served as an examiner/observer on the board for the Professional Guides proficiency test.

 

Nick is married to Desiree Catterall, another Zimbabwe Professional guide, and between them they have over 40 years experience in the Bush. They are the proud parents to Jed and Tate who grew up on the shores of the Zambezi River.

 

In 2007 Nick and Des created Bushlife Safaris, well known for its world-class walking and canoe safaris. They also founded the Bushlife Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) charity funding conservation efforts in the Mana Pools vicinity, the Bushlife Support Unit, an anti-poaching unit, and the Bushlife Painted Wolf Conservancy, dedicated to the research and conservation of the endangered African Wild Dog. His expertise was recognized when selected as the lead guide for the Painted Wolf Episode of BBC Earth’s Dynasties series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

 

Nick is based from his camp in the Zambezi Valley where he will personally guide you on a journey down the Zambezi River in Mana Pools National Park.

Client Feedback

We enjoyed the canoeing and walking with Nick Murray at Vundu, and Alan was treated to a Poo Cake to celebrate at belated birthday. That was good for a laugh for several days. Nick said for me to tell Elena that we had some quality time with “Mudzi” the elephant….a wonderful experience. We received a gift at both Mombo and Jao as a returning customer, a pleasant surprise. Also, it was nice for you to arrange for the guide to be with us at both camps; it was very considerate, but not necessary.Read More 
Linda and Skip Shipman
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