Today we want to introduce one of our long standing guides: Laizer
Laizer speaks Masai, Swahili and English and the occasional word from other European languages. Due to his calm, relaxed and patient personality, he truly is an excellent travel companion. His driving ability deservers a special mentioning as well. Navigating those big and heavy 4×4 Safari cars through bustling downtown areas or deserted rough roads requires experience and skill. Laizer drives with a defensive and provident style that will provide you a secure and enjoyable journey. With his natural authority he will deal as proficient with grouching kids as bothersome traffic police officers. After so many years in service he still has excellent vision and will spot and name even camouflaged animals hiding in the bush with his extensive knowledge of East African fauna & flora.
By the way: If you want to book a Safari with Laizer as your guide, just bring it to the attention of our staff during the booking process and we will do our best to assign him for your customized Safari-Adventure.
Thanks to our client Moritz for providing this picture of Laizer inside the spectacular Ngorongoro-Crater with a lazy lioness in the background. Karibu Tanzania!
What our guests say about Laizer (3 recent testimonials and one from 2005!):
Our fearless Maasai driver/guide Mr Loy Laizer:
…Basically, he is amazing. How he can drive those bumpy dirt roads, and look left to right and then say, “There are two bat eared- foxes on your left, about 80 meters”, well, we don’t know how he does it. Also, he is an avid bird watcher and knows the name of every bird that we saw. Not all guides know this.
As we are leaving Serengeti, going south, passing a hippo pool, a hippo charges from the right side of the road, in order to get back to the hippo pool. Laizer manages to stop the car and avoid hitting the hippo. The whole thing happened in about 5 seconds. That quick. When I asked him how he managed to avoid hitting the hippo, he just said, “Brakes”. I think maybe it is his quick reflexes, peripheral vision and his constant focus and awareness. But, being Laizer, he always stays humble, and even gets a little uncomfortable when we tell him what a great job his is doing.
Matt Rosenstein & Group, October 2016
Our guide was Mr Laizer. Oh my… my 7 year old was soooooooooooooooooooo upset when we had to leave him. He was very good and patient with him. He answered his thousands of questions – very knowledgeable. My son now counts to 100 in Swahili and speaks a few words too. Thanks to Mr Laizer teaching him number songs!….. But that aside. Mr Laizer could spot a gnat from 100m away, He found us a rare owl – verreaux eagle owl – with is eagle eyes whilst driving along. We saw bloodied faced lions, stalking lions mating lions, vultures gorging on prey, hyenas stealing it, then fighting over it. Rhino munching, walking (oh and very exciting for a 7 yr. old – pooing close by!) Leopard, cheetah, elephants galore. We have had a few safaris in our time, but this one was our favorite. Everything was so well organized. Thank you Corina for organizing and Mr Laizer for delivering a fab, fab safari.
Louise B & Family, August 2016
…To conclude, I wondered whether there could be any way to get an email address (or Whatsapp?) of our dear guide Laizer, so that we could send him a couple of pictures from our trip and thank him personally again for his fantastic support? If not possible, maybe we could send you a photo to share with him somehow through other channels? In any cases, please convey to him how wonderful of a guide he has been and ensure to keep him for a long time
Michael & Family, July 2016
I take this opportunity to commend the work of your staff, especially Laizer who was an incredibly experienced guide, truly knowledgeable about the wildlife. He deserves the highest comments on his exemplary work. Best regards and thank you again.
Irena Caquet, France, July 2005