Clint Schipper, Professional Guide
Born in Australia, Clint has had a lifelong fascination with natural history. Starting as a 12-year-old with bird book in hand, he would head out into the Australian bush, trying to see and identify as many birds as possible, also collecting lizard, frogs, snakes and yabbies’ along the way. Following his childhood passion, Clint successfully gained his Zoology Degree with Honors at La Trobe University, Melbourne. He then worked for the Flora and Fauna Department, Department of Natural Resources and Environment in Victoria. Before arriving in Tanzania, Clint travelled and worked in the wildlife field in the United States, Europe, Uganda, Kenya and Papua New Guinea. Clint’s first “taste of Africa” was a five year stint in Uganda. His work was interesting and varied, having worked as a lead ornithologist on biological expeditions, seasonal bird bander, volunteer chimpanzee care giver, Uganda Wildlife Authority work-shop trainer, fishing guide, safari guide and lodge manager. Clint is a trained and qualified wilderness first-aid responder. He has also published a number of papers in internationally recognized scientific journals. For Clint, gaining experience through working with wildlife and the people of the region constantly heightens his interest and love of the East African environment. His academic grounding and contagious sense of humour, combined with his keen eye for wildlife and birds, and his understanding of the people and customs of the region mean that your safari will be an all-encompassing experience.