On Safari in Zimbabwe
|Ivan Carter was born and raised in
Zimbabwe. He began his wildlife career at a young age at a wildlife orphanage
where he gained hands on experience in the rearing of sick and injured animals.
In 1991, Carter became the youngest person to pass Zimbabwe's exacting
Safari Guide Examinations and also holds
Professional Hunter and Canoe Guide licenses. Today he guides through ten of
Africa's top wildlife countries and is recognized as one of the best in the
business. His forte is walking with big game where
an intimate knowledge of the wildlife, from hundreds of days in the field,
gives him the unique ability to approach them on foot.
Ivan is as comfortable leading a small group through his favorite
habitat as he is addressing a rapt audience at Stanford
University. In 2001 and again in 2003, he was invited by Stanford
University to present lectures on Observations of Wildlife and
Monitoring Elephant Populations. Ivan was recognized in the August
2001 issue of Travel and Leisure Magazine in their
article Follow the Leaders featuring the best guides in
Africa. In October 2002 he was featured in Conde
Nast. An avid photographer, Ivan has held exhibitions in London and the
Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland.