Head of Guide Training & Activities for Elewana Collection trains Africa’s next generation of elite Elewana Guides.

Craig McFarlane is a gentle giant that is at one with the African bush. His passion and dedication both out in the field and when it comes to training the next generation of Guides, is unparalleled. He has had a lifelong fascination with the African bush and in turn, leaves an impression on all those who he has taught and guided over the years. As the Head of Guide Training & Activities for Elewana Collection in Tanzania and Kenya, Craig’s knowledge of the bush is impressive, with only a few guides being trained at his level in Africa.


As a boy growing up on the family farm in South Africa, his dream was to always to work in the bush. He was fascinated by animals, big and small, wild and tame, and spent all his time learning about them. His father taught him the foundations of being a guide and whenever he could he would guide clients alongside his mentor. There was no looking back, his passion was rooted in the bush and his life’s journey began.

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