Edward Ayo

Field Guide, Grumeti, Lamai

Edward Ayo

Field Guide, Grumeti, Lamai

Edward Ayo (or Ed A) was born in 1975 in Arusha region, Tanzania. He is married to Diana and they have a daughter and a son.

He studied at Mount Meru Tour Guide College and started as head housekeeper at Grumeti Reserves in 2000. As his family responsibilities increased, however, so did his ambition. After working as a driver and waiter, he started climbing up the tourism ladder and finally, in 2005, he could cut his teeth as a guide. Later he joined Singita Grumeti, enrolled in the in-house guide training program and qualified in the same year. His popularity with guests is evident as he is often requested by name.

Watching a lioness introduce her cubs to the pride and seeing their obvious excitement, is his best sighting – a scene reminiscent of a Disney movie, but in 4-D and with complete surround sound.

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