Get to know Samuel Chihana

We know how important guides can be to the success, or otherwise, of a safari activity and we’re proud of the high quality of our team of guides at Central African Wilderness Safaris.  Here’s some things you may not know about Mvuu’s Samuel Chihana.

Full name: Samuel Lenard Chihana

Position: Safari Field / Birding Tour Guide & Driver at Mvuu Camp

Length of time employed at CAWS: Around 8.5 years. Before this I worked for 7 years at Chelinda Camp & Lodge in Nyika National Park and in Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve at Kazuni Camp & Lodge.

What I love best about my job: Safari guiding by walking, boat or game drive, being able to view and interpret animal behavior in its own habitat – nature keeps you learning something new every day! I love acting according to my guests’ interests, taking on challenges to look for specials during Birding Tours or other safari activities

Most memorable sighting or experience: In 1993 when I made a discovery that Malawi’s new arrivals of female Spur-winged Lapwings were cross-breeding with male Blacksmith’s Lapwings in Liwonde National park.

Interesting fact about myself: Nyika is where my great grandfather, my grandfather, my father and I were born and it has a special place in my heart so I named my son Nyika to remember where we came from and where my life as a Safari Guide began.