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Scott Dyson

“Growing up in South Africa is a privilege that I am grateful for, as it has allowed me endless opportunities of adventure and exploration in its wild places”

After completing a degree at the University of Cape Town, Scott Dyson followed his childhood dream of becoming a safari guide.

In 2008, Scott started his guiding career in the exclusive Sabi Sands Private Nature reserve, undergoing intensive guide training at Singita. After qualifying as a big five field guide Scott went on to work for Singita for the next 3 and half years. During his time at Singita, Scott also assisted on an eco training trails guide course in the Makuleke concession as a back up rifle under Bruce Lawson. Scott heralds this as a major learning experience that he was very fortunate to have.

Scott's hunger for adventure then lead him to East Africa in 2011, where he was initially guiding private clients in Kenya. This allowed Scott to explore some of the major wilderness destinations that he had previously only seen on TV; the Maasai Mara, Lewa and Borana Conservancies to mention a few.

Having only guided for four years, Scott then decided to develop his career further and moved into lodge management at the Chyulu Hills, Ol Donyo Lodge. From there he moved into Tanzania, where he worked for Nomad Tanzania, Chada Katavi (Katavi National Park) and Greystoke Mahale (Mahale Mountains National Park). In total he spent 2 years in East Africa and can now speak Kiswahili fluently.

Scott has a passion for just about anything outdoors: photography, tracking, as well as searching for some of the smaller creatures found hiding behind the scenes!