Wilson Shange was born on the slopes of Mt. Meru near Arusha. As a young Masai growing up in a traditional village (boma), he learned immense knowledge of the bush while herding and protecting his family’s cattle as they roamed the savanna. Later, he completed his Tanzania Tourist Board certification to become a professional driver-guide, studying ornithology, botany, mammalogy, and other safari skills. He speaks English, Swahili, and Masai, and lives with his wife and family in Arusha.