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Duncan Pepper

Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    Edinburgh, Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom

  • Activities


  • Guiding Experience

    7 years

  • Languages

    English, French, Spanish

  • Awards

    Lonely Planet - greenest provider

  • Favorite Trip

    Trophy Trout Trip

Guide Bio

Get To Know Tanzania Guide Roberto

An adventure guide to help create your exciting Tanzania safari stories, Roberto has years of experience and will guide you on an adventure of a lifetime!
Why did you become a tour guide?

Since I was a child my passion was for nature and animals, then I started travelling as a safari addicted, during my first safari in Tanzania I met Greyson, my guide. We became friends and later started our business together guiding our customers to the bush. Now I live in Arusha with my family, next to our house we have our garage and office, our dream is now a reality.

How did you make the transition to becoming a tour guide?

I started with a lot of safari experience, then went to Wildlife Collage and added again a lot of practice and experience on top of it. Guiding is something I have inside to share and transfer my passion for the bush and Tanzania to our guests.


What does a typical day look like for you?

When I was a safari guide in bush I was used to wake up in early morning and check out weather and jeep ready for the day, then meet my guests and spend the full day with them until sunset. At the end of the day check the jeep again, prepare for dinner with my guests, give a short briefing about next day, agree timings and activities with them, dinner and stories before sleeping.

Have you got a certain style of guiding, or do you just run with it on the day?

Of course I have my style which reflects my personality, I try to transfer my passion to my guests and show the beauties of Tanzania. Now I push all my guides to have their own style and personality.

What is the best part of your job?

Meeting a lot of different people and enjoy the nature every day. When we see people who travel with us enjoyed their safari and time in Tanzania we feel really satisfied.

Every job has its ups and downs. Are there any aspects of your job that you don’t like or aren’t that keen on?

Sometimes payment procedures at the park gate is a big pain (system is broken or very slow, long queue…), I don’t like spend time playing with papers and permits, I prefer the action.

As an experienced guide yourself, can you explain to our readers what the benefits of hiring a guide are? 

The guide can make the difference during your safari or trekking, we live in Tanzania and spend most of the time in the parks. The guide will make sure you are safe all the time and you have the best experience, we know the best places, when to go there, where we can find wildlife or what you are looking for. In case of emergency an experienced guide knows what to do, as I said you enjoy more your holiday and all the time you are safe.

Tell us something about your area/activity that only a guide would know.

The are a lot of bush stories, but we keep the secret for now, the time for stories is a the fireplace in Serengeti or Ngorongoro.

In your view, what makes a good tour guide?

Knowledge and flexibility, you need deep knowledge on different subjects as well as flexibility to adapt to any situation and work long hours every day.

And finally, have you got any tips for people who are interested in booking a guide like yourself, but aren’t too sure what to look for?

Nowadays I can provide the best suggestions for your safari program in Tanzania, I have trained all the guides working at Savannah Explorers, we’ll make your safari or trekking unforgettable.


I love what I do and this makes me strive to be the best. I set up my company Fishinguide Scotland to blend my favourite hobby of fishing with my experience and expertise in teaching. Four years on and things are going very well, with many excellent days shared with my treasured guests. We take very good care of all of our customers, with all transport, permits, tackle, lunch, instruction, and photos of your trip provided. I’m a fully insured guide and qualified casting instructor, with First Aid training and full disclosure. Whether it’s Salmon, Trout, Pike or Salt water fishing, fly or lure, your in good hands with Fishinguide Scotland.

Duncan Pepper's Reviews

  • Gary Carivau

    Duncan provided and outstanding day of fishing for my two boys (16&12) and myself. Out of five stars I would give Duncan 5 stars. He was early to pick us up and provided a nice lunch also. My 12 year old caught the first two fish that were 6-8 pounds each! This was a highlight on our trip to Scotland. My 16 year old then caught a monster 15 pound Pike to out perform us all, what a thrill! We caught more than 14 fish total. This a great experience to see other parts of Scotland and experience it. This was a day of “catching” more than just “fishing”. If you would like to add a great day of fishing to your Scottish Holiday, Duncan is your man!
    Gary Carivau, Los Angeles, California, USA

  • Fishinguide

    As seen on Trip Advisor :I’m going to make this short and simple. I have hired many fishing guide around the world. Duncan was the best by far! He is professional, knowledgeable, honest, and most important he put you on fish. I had a great experience fishing with Duncan and I highly recommend him. Thanks for the great experience and memories. Sam

  • Fishinguide

    As seen on TripAdvisor: “Pure, Unadulterated FUN” 5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2014 Coming from a limited fishing background, I had an amazing time with Duncan and my family (and caught my first fish)! Duncan is professional, patient, and extremely knowledgeable about the entire Scottish ecosystem. He is always on time and is flexible to alter the trip to your specific needs. I highly recommend this as a part of any and every trip to Scotland, or even if you want to get away from the big city and enjoy a bit of nature! It was an amazing experience and I would use Fishinguide again!

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