Best Trackers in Africa Today?
I'd be interested in hearing firsthand opinions about who are the best trackers in Africa today? I'm not talking about the legends recorded in books, but rather people you've actually worked with who know what they are doing. It could be local tribesmen, or alternatively it could be guides working for the safari and hunting companies. It could also be guides or park rangers in certain African parks.
Life in Africa is changing very rapidly, and many traditional communities are not maintaining their old ways of life. I have traveled in many of the parks in Kenya, and have generally been surprised that the rangers I met did not have a good knowledge of tracking. This doesn't mean that everyone is bad - but if there are good ones then they are few and far between. Similarly, I suspect that the old traditions of tracking amongst tribes that were once hunters are being lost permanently - which is too bad.
But let's hear from the hunters here and see what you think.