All images on this page are courtesy of Sam Stogdale and Paolo Parazzi and must not be copied or used without permission. The below images give you a small snapshot of what it’s like to be on safari with one of our pro guides.
We specialise in organising extraordinary safaris – we truly and passionately believe that this can only be done with a Pro Guide on board. They bring unrivalled knowledge to your safari, but also a sense of the bush which is both mystical and magical, making every moment a memorable one. Their sense of fun and ability to read your needs and desires is second to none. We are lucky to work with (amongst other fantastic guides) one of the most respected guiding duo’s in Africa (Sam Stogdale & Paolo Parazzi) – if not guiding your luxury safari themselves we work with a host of other pro guides who will also create extraordinary experiences throughout Africa, which others do not have access to.
Sam and Paolo will guide you across Africa from any lodge or camp you choose, but they also have another string to their bow – a completely private mobile safari camp which we can locate anywhere. The areas are always remote with no people, authentic cultural experiences, abundant game and a private fully staffed camp, complete with gourmet menus designed by Sam’s wife Antonia, a respected chef – all exclusively for you.
To the Maasai people who knew him as a boy, Sam Stogdale (co-founder of The Luxury Safari Company’s pro guiding sister company) was always destined for a prominent position in the safari trade. The son of renowned Kenyan hotelier David Stogdale, Sam spent much of his formative years with the young tribesmen who were training to become lodge managers and guides under his father’s tutelage. His godfather was the legendary John ole Parmasau, who would go on to become one of East Africa’s most celebrated Maasai guides. As mentoring pedigrees go, Sam had few equals which has resulted in Sam becoming widely known as one of the best guides across Africa – guiding our trips to Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Botswana. Sam is usually accompanied on safari by his wife Antonia, widely regarded as one of the finest chefs in the safari business. Trained at Leith’s Cookery School in London, Antonia has helped many of Kenya’s leading camps and lodges to train their chefs and design their menus. Her participation guarantees Sam’s guests the very finest fare to be had in the bush anywhere!
Paolo Parazzi (co-founder of The Luxury Safari Company’s pro guiding sister company) has a surprising number of strings to his bow. A respected conservationist, trained accountant, seasoned diver and boat skipper, this third-generation Kenyan is equally at home running safaris in remote and rugged bushland as he is leading long-distance kitesurfing expeditions, tagging green turtles, or free diving with black tip reef sharks. For visitors to East Africa who truly hanker for a balanced blend of ‘beach and bush’, there are few more qualified – or intrepid – hosts. As a leader of a new generation of globally connected Kenyan guides, Paolo has spread his wings to lead exclusive private safaris across Zambia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. In the process, he has developed close ties with a number of celebrated conservation charities and their field staff, as well as strong friendships within several traditional Maasai communities – connections that add a compelling extra dimension to his safaris.
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