Meet Ruckomechi Guide Engilbert Ndhlovu

Jul 23, 2015 People of Wilderness
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When you translate Engilbert’s surname you immediately appreciate how perfectly suited he is to the elephant-rich Ruckomechi Camp in Zimbabwe’s Lower Zambezi…

Engilbert Ndhlovu, Ruckomechi guide

Engilbert Ndhlovu* is a 42 year old guide working at Ruckomechi Camp in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park. Married to the lovely Tendayi, they have two children aged 9 and 3, and when not at work, Engilbert calls Kariba home.

Engilbert was born and educated in Kwe-Kwe in the midlands area of Zimbabwe. He moved to Kariba in the early 90s where he trained as a canoe guide. After working with various companies as a river guide he spent some time in South Africa as a tracker and in Botswana as a safari guide.

Engilbert’s passion for the bush is evident to everyone at Ruckomechi – not only guests but staff too. He is never without his binoculars spotting birds around camp and his ability to find leopard is astounding. On one drive recently he managed to spot three different leopards!

He also famously spotted and was able to follow a very rarely seen pangolin not that long ago – to the enormous delight of all his guests.

Engilbert is a very positive and happy member of the Ruckomechi staff and we hope you have the pleasure of meeting him one day!


* Ndhlovu means ‘elephant’ in English.

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