Nigel Perks Discovery is owned and operated by Nigel Perks. After running a highly successful safari business in Tanzania for 14 years he now bases himself in New Zealand. Over the last 10 years he has continued to run personalised African Safaris along with other worldwide destinations including New Guinea, New Zealand and Antarctica.
Nigel left New Zealand in 1985. After travelling for a year through Asia, he finally achieved his goal of reaching Africa. A trip of a lifetime presented itself — the opportunity to travel overland through Africa for 25 weeks combining the Sahara, Central Africa, the Congo and the game parks of East Africa.
After a further year of running safaris in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo, Nigel met Margaret Gibb (of Gibb's Farm) and Aadje Geerstema (of Ndutu Safari Lodge) and created Gibb's Farm Safaris (now Amazing Tanzania).
For 14 years Nigel managed and lead safaris for Gibb's Farm Safaris.
Having guided over 250 safaris, Nigel remains highly committed to leading trips to Africa, in particular Tanzania. His ground base operator for most of these trips is Amazing Tanzania.
Together with African safaris, Nigel is now guiding trips further afield to New Zealand. He is thoroughly enjoying the chance to experience totally different wildlife, scenery and culture.
A credit to his professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm is that over 80% of Nigel's guests have returned for several safaris, many having done over 10 trips with him.
“We were so enthusiastic last time we were almost afraid our safari wouldn't live up to expectations, but it has and more!”