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Stanley Dube

For the past 15 years, Stanley Dube has been guiding trips for WT throughout Botswana. Originally from Zimbabwe, Stanley grew up on the edge of Hwange National Park, where his natural affinity for wildlife began at an early age. In 1996, he obtained his Zimbabwe Guides License and by 1999, his Botswana Guides License. He has a contagious passion for wildlife viewing and eagle-like vision (spotting wildlife well past sunset). “I like birding a lot,” he says, “but my favorite task on a safari is to track and find the elusive wild dogs.” Stanley speaks seven languages, including English, Ndebele, and Tswana—and recently started learning Mandarin Chinese! When not leading trips, Stanley enjoys playing guitar, reading, and spending time with his family and friends at his rural home south of Hwange in “E Tjolotjo,” a San word for “the trunk of the elephant.”

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Client Testimonials

Stanley was an excellent trip leader. His knowledge and respect for the country, its land, people, and animals was so extensive, making me want to know more.
— Chris P., Mountainside, NJ
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Stanley is off the charts! His ability to spot animals is unparalleled, and, frankly, magical. His knowledge about all we saw and heard and experienced was remarkable. Plus, he is a fantastic leader—gentle, kind, generous, funny, caring, interactive, tireless, and always in charge, making sure we are on track, but in an understated way. He's a ‘guide's guide’—with absolutely the best mix of personality traits and spectacular skills. I think he is a national treasure!
— Bonnie B., Princeton, NJ
Botswana: Okavango Explorer
Stanley is an amazing leader. He is thoughtful, kind, totally patient with every person who traveled with him. He taught us SO much about Botswana and the environments surrounding us. His 'game sense' was amazing....he would drive, answer questions, and then stop to see a tiny 4-inch owl, totally camouflaged in a tree! He KNOWS his stuff!
— Lynn B., Portland, OR
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Wilderness Travel is my go-to company for out of the ordinary trips.
— Heidi F., Camarillo, CA
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Can't say enough about how wonderful Stanley was. Great with our group and so knowlegeable about the species and country. He loves what he does, and it shows.
— Mariel R., San Antonio, TX
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Stanley Dube is a total professional who loves his work and is extremely good at it. You could not find a better all-around person for your trips.
— Arthur G., Anchorage, AK
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Stanley was a superb leader—calm, knowledgeable, wise, and professional. He takes his job seriously and I really appreciated that, particularly his commitment to have us appreciate the history and background of Botswana and the national parks and the people. He was very careful to assure that each person had the experience they desired. I have been singing his praises ever since I got home.
— Susanna C., Seattle, WA
Botswana: Okavango Explorer
Stanley is a fantastic trip leader. He is extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and has an uncanny ability to find/spot animals and birds. He shared tips on how he did this as well, watching animal behavior and listening to bird calls. But most importantly, he devoted time to other topics—geology, astronomy, culture, politics—that brought out his skill and experience as a natural teacher and that rounded out the adventure for us.
— Hans L., Plymouth, MN
Botswana: Okavango Explorer
Stanley knew all about the area and the animals where we stayed. His small talks were very informative and we certainly learned about Botswana and its animals.
— David B., Lewisville, TX
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Stanley did a great job—knowledgeable, friendly, and very energetic. He never gave up on seeing whatever was in the area. His informative talks were very much appreciated.
— Steve W., Irvine, CA
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Stanley was an outstanding guide in absolutely every way. His knowledge of all aspects of natural history was incredible.
— Cathy B., Ann Arbor, MI
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Stanley was the BEST guide!
— Karen S., Tesuque, NM
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Couldn't be better! He was also flexible and very organized. We always felt we were in good hands.
— Charlie F., Happy Valley, OR
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Stanley is a terrific guide, knows birds, and can spot them through their song and a bit of movement. A lovely and knowledgeable leader with a kind heart, whose sweetness belies a good sense of humor.
— Vicky L., San Rafael, CA
Botswana: Kalahari Explorer
Stanley was excellent and we are pleased with his leadership. Very thoughtful, knowledgeable, educated.
— Nancy K., Granite Bay, CA
Botswana: Okavango Explorer
Stanley is a gem. His knowledge, patience, and professionalism make him an outstanding guide.
— Karen B., Lexington, SC
Botswana: Okavango Explorer
Stanley was fantastic. He knew all the birds and the plants as well as the large mammals, and answered our gazillion questions with incredible patience. Then there was the night when we were sitting around the fire and he HEARD a leopard enter the camp. Awesome!
— Karen and John P., Castro Valley, CA
Stanley is knowledgable, calm, professional, and personable. We so enjoyed his insights. Everything seemed to run so smoothly...which, of course, means that he was on top of everything at all times!
— Jerri M., Oakland, CA
Botswana Wildlife Safari
I can't say enough good things about Stanley. He imparted broad insight about animals, plants, ecology, and Botswana history and culture, and exhibited great care for the environment and for our safety.
— Susan S., Lexington, KY
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Stanley's interest in and love of the wildlife came through at all times and helped make the trip special. He was also excellent at spotting wildlife.
— Kitty C., Nashville, TN
Botswana Wildlife Safari
What Stanley does NOT know about Botswana, its history and peoples, its flora and fauna could probably be written on the head of a pin.
— Peter F., Cambria, CA
Botswana: Okavango Explorer
Stanley was terrific! His tracking ability astounded us; his informative talks at tea time were always interesting; his delight in his surroundings and his guide role were wonderful.
— Linda N., Palo Alto, CA
Botswana: Kalahari Explorer
We felt so lucky to have Stanley as our trip leader. Can't thank him enough for all he did for us to make the adventure very special.
— Susan C., Colorado Springs, CO
Botswana: Kalahari Explorer
Stanley is a wonderful ambassador for Africa and Wilderness Travel. His patience, management of the camp, of staff, guests, and safety concerns gave us an assurance that we welcomed. His engaging conversations were a delight in the evenings and around the bush TV. He will not be forgotten!
— Dave & Deb S., Jonesborough, TN
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Stanley's deep knowledge and love of the country, as well as his desire to show travelers everything possible, was clear in everything he planned and did. He had wonderful relationships with all the staff and it was clear that they are a cohesive team.
— Patty D., Mill Creek, WA
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Stanley was the best! His incredible knowledge of the natural world of Botswana and his incredible patience with all of us was beyond amazing!
— Susie S., Lafayette, CA
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Stanley has patience, quiet confidence, knowledge of area, and ability to share information with humor and organization.
— Holly M., Hopkinton, MA
Botswana: Okavango Explorer
Stanley was awesome! He had a way of relating to each of us in a way that made us feel that we were his 'favorite' group. Very patient, kind, and generous.
— Betsy S., Hamilton, MT
Botswana Wildlife Safari
We travel extensively—and Stanley was the best guide/trip leader we have had the pleasure to be with. In addition to his extraordinary knowledge and quiet and open manner, his continual attention to our comfort and safety were exceptional.
— John M., Alexandria, VA
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Stanley was an amazing guide. His combination of knowledge, disposition, and general passion for the animals and parks made it a trip of a lifetime.
— Brad G., San Francisco, CA
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Stanley is an amazing individual and we felt honored to be part of his trip. We would go anywhere with him!
— Lynn & Kellan H., Palo Alto, CA
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Among all the very, very impressive guides we have had on our Wilderness Travel trips, Stanley tops the list. He was knowledgeable, professional, friendly, skilled, had a great way with people and a great sense of humor, and was a great storyteller. Really very impressive.
— Susan F., Seattle, WA
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Stanley is so knowledgable, a lovely individual who guided us every step of the way and was as excited as we were each day.
— Paula E., W. Newton, MA
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Stanley was an amazing guide. His expansive knowledge of the areas visited and wildlife was a fantastic plus for all of us and we enjoyed his enthusiasm for guiding and teaching.
— Julie D., North Salem, NY
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Stanley was terrific, helpful, cheerful, and attentive to all our needs and questions. His preparation of background history and other details was wonderful.
— Valerie M., Mill Valley, CA
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Very knowledgeable, professional, patient, sociable, and a good communicator.
— Ann C., Portland, OR
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Stanley is a terrific guide: calm, helpful, caring, and an expert in the region, the mammals, and the birds. One of the best guides ever.
— Peter W., Berkeley, CA
Botswana: Okavango Explorer
Stanley is an incredibly competent and knowledgeable leader and well versed not only in wildlife but also history, ecology, hydrology, geology, politics—he is the total package! And, a great sense of humor!
— Lee M., Cambridge, MA
Botswana: Okavango Explorer
Wonderful guide! He taught us so much, and he was extremely thoughtful, patient, and fun to travel with. He made it an outstanding experience. Thank you!
— Margaret K., San Francisco, CA
Botswana: Okavango Explorer
Not only was Stanley experienced and professional, he was also fun. He and the rest of the crew were absolutely wonderful. They each deserve a box of gold stars!
— Martha S., Carlsbad, NM
Stanley was the best in every way. We enjoyed his company always. He told great stories and I felt totally safe with Stanley in charge.
— Jane H., Carlsbad, NM
Stanley is the “heart and soul” of an Africa safari. I was forever changed and touched by his knowledge, love, and enthusiasm for the African wilderness.
— Abbe E., Ann Arbor, MI
Stanley was adept at locating the animals and also a pleasure to be with.
— Colleen C., Berkeley, CA
Stanley is a great leader! He is very accommodating, and he always went out of his way to make sure everyone was happy.
— Joan V., Virginia Beach, VA
Stanley has outstanding leadership skills and experience but, most importantly, he is a fine human being.
— Wayne N., Las Vegas, NV
Stanley was an excellent travel guide—good at tracking, always concerned about our welfare, and a good storyteller at campfire!
— Cheryl B., San Francisco, CA
We were both very pleased with his knowledge of the areas visited. He was extremely concerned about the environment.
— Herbert and Franziska B., Ottawa, Canada
Botswana Wildlife Safari
A great guide and a great teacher. Stanley’s knowledge of animal behavior and of Botswana is exceptional.
— Scott B., Brownsburg, IN
Botswana Wildlife Safari
Stanley was great. He handled the group very well and knew everything about the area.
— Rob D., Minneapolis MN
Bostswana Wildlife Safari