As the annual mass migration of grazing animals in Africa from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara approaches, Metro learns the ropes at Safari school.
‘Do you know the difference between a Masai giraffe and a reticulated giraffe?’ asks Sylvia the safari guide, pointing out the elongated necks of a nearby herd. It’s all in the patches apparently.
And Sylvia should know, she’s a recent graduate of the Koiyaki Guiding School, Kenya’s foremost training school for safari guides. Pioneered in 2004 by patron Ron Beaton, the school’s mission is to improve guiding standards in the Mara and provide local Maasai people with jobs in the tourist industry.