Elephant’s Eye, Hwange is excited to announce that they have a new Zim Pro guide! After searching far and wide for someone who would be the perfect fit they were lucky to find Mr. Mariet “Mash” Mashonganyika. Mash is a Registered Zimbabwean Professional Guide with over 15 years of experience in the field. Six of those 15 years were with &Beyond Matetsi River Lodge as a Photographic Pro Guide.
Due to the strict regulations that involve rigorous training, long apprenticeships, and finally demanding exams both practical and theoretical, Zimbabwean Pro Guides rank as some of the best in the world. This is one of the reasons, we can confidently say that you will be in very good hands with Mash as your guide. His training and experience will ensure that clients will be able to explore Elephant’s Eye concession on foot as well as by vehicle, allowing them a truly unforgettable experience.
Mash is a gentle confident guy with a big friendly smile and complements the existing guiding team at Elephant’s Eye. As with most Zim Pro Guides, Mash does not only have a passion for the larger animals but also has a keen interest in birds and the insects which thrive in this environment.
Get to Know Mash:
“I am 44 and come from Masvingo, a small town situated in the central part of Zimbabwe near the Great Zimbabwe Ruins.
I grew up on our family farm in the same area. It is here at the farm where my passion and love of nature developed at a tender age. Playing tracking games, chasing rabbits and spending much time in the bush just made me addicted to bush life.
After completing high school I already knew that I was never going to be happy with a city job. I immediately started to study for my Guide’s Licence. I passed in 1998, completed my apprenticeship, and in 2001 I passed my Full Professional Guide Licence.
I have since worked for various camps around Zimbabwe and I have developed a keen interest in birds and walking safaris.”