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My Safari Guide Boyfriend

Some men go to Thailand in search of small, beautiful Thai woman, some woman go to Australia is search of the rugged Australian with the great accent. Whatever floats your boat is up to you. But, just like anywhere else in the world, there are a huge number of Tanzanian safari guides, porters and mountain guides, who have affairs with Westerners from around the world, usually those that are on safari, climbing the mountain, or going to Zanzibar. It’s not a bad thing, as long as you realize the following: 1) You are not special (there are many tourists that “hook up” with guides). 2) There is huge problem with HIV in Africa. 3) It’s probably not going to last.

I have known people to truly think it was love, move to Africa, sell everything they have in America, and then come over and try to start a company with their new boyfriend. They have lost all their life savings. Many times, it’s a scam.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe in love and there are many foreigners that are happily married to great Tanzanianas. Love can happen anywhere in the world. It’s just important to not get caught up in the moment and think it’s something more than a fling.

By Peter Baxter | Permalink | No Comments | November 29th, 2005
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