Ever since I saw the movie Crocodile Dundee I have dreamed of one day taking people into the middle of the bush and letting them experience, not just a safari, but a spiritual awakening. Moriti Private Safaris started inside the Kruger National Park one new years eve… I run safaris in the Klaserie and Timbavati Game Reserves, part of the Greater Kruger Park on the western boundary, with no fences to impede the movement of the animals. I can proudly say I now offer guests (or as I call them, family members) an opportunity to completely remove themselves from the stresses and expectations of the modern world. My passion spilled over into Africa and I now host and guide guests in Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Rwanda which is a boyhood dream of mine!
I have been infatuated with the African bush from a young age and have lived here all my life. I have been lucky enough to have parents that have given me lots of opportunities to hone my skills and have spent many wonderful years running around the bush. Once I finished school I spent a few years training and have varied qualifications from lodge management to guiding, snake handling and walking. My true passion is tracking… An art that, like golf, you learn something new every time you do it. I am also qualified in first aid and have had experience in trauma situations
The only thing that can overshadow my love for the bush is my family… I am married to Andrea, my high school sweetheart and have two kids, Olivia and Jonathan who teach me something new about primates every day!
– Shaun Taylor