Squack Evans in the Red Chair on location in the Serengeti
On his blog Squack describes himself as a professional safari guide, photographer, bush boy and conservationist. Following the advice: “Find a job you love and you will never work another day in your life” Squack became a safari guide. With photographic opportunities literally around every corner when on safari an interest in photography was a natural path. He grew up in the bush, spending the early days of his life barefoot and carefree on a large cattle ranch in the south east of Zimbabwe. We first met Squack on our honeymoon in 1999, when he was guiding out of a lodge in Zimbabwe. But we really got to know him, when he was managing a camp in Katavi, one of Africa’s most remote National Parks in Tanzania. We had a great time fly-camping in “paradise”, where we had a hilarious kikoi-party with a view on a hippo pool. A few year later Squack started private guiding and we have traveled with him since. Apart from being a very good guide, Squack is a great travel companion. He is patient, always friendly and fun to be with. He has also taught us a lot about wildlife-photograpy. During the last years he has helped us to find the right locations to get the pictures we need for the books. We would not have been able to manage without him. Thank you Squack! We are looking forward to our next trip, to see chimpanzees and gorillas, the start of a new book: Phanhabs Jungle. The picture shows The Red Chair on location in the Serengeti, where we worked on Phanhabs Savanna.