Our Guides

At Planet Africa, our selected guides are our pride and joy. We invest substantially in training our guides as astute naturalists, local historians, conservationists, and of course vehicle mechanics. But more importantly, they are just fantastic travel companions. Our clients consistently report that their guide was the highlight of the safari, that they felt they were traveling with a friend who really took their needs into consideration. If you have a request for a specific skill, we will try to match you with the right guide. Your experience with us will be tailored, by you, from start to finish, and your guide will be there with you every step of the way.

Ayoub Laizer

Driver/Guide - Northern Tanzania

Ayoub Laizer was born and raised in northern Tanzania. An enthusiastic and natural leader, Ayoub was student president through secondary school and was also the environmental leader from his third year of school onwards. He is one of the only Tanzanians to sit the Bronze level exam of the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association and will be sitting the Silver level in the near future. He is also a member of the Tanzania Tour Guides Association and Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania.

When asked his main interest, he starts by listing ornithology, but his list continues to include almost every aspect of the natural world. Ayoub speaks fluent Swahili, English and Spanish and has working knowledge of Italian. He is married and has two children, and particularly enjoys taking families on safari. He is passionate about soccer and you can be sure that if there is an international match on, that he will know the closest place to watch.