Side by Side Safaris
Bespoke hunting adventures in Zimbabwe
Owned and operated by experienced Zimbabwean Professional Hunters, Amin Turk and Amir Turk, Side by Side Safaris offers you the thrill of dangerous game hunting at its best.
Situated in Zimbabwe, we have access to some of the best big game hunting and photographic areas in the country, including the renowned Save Valley and Zambezi Valley. If it is the Big Four that you are after, hippo, croc or plains game, we can personalise your package to suit your individual needs.
Above all else, we believe in sustainable, ethical and fair chase hunting, and assure you of the highest standards of professionalism.
Born in Zimbabwe Amin was at the age of 13 when the “hunting bug” bit and his deep passion for hunting and wildlife began.
This took him on the journey of fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming a professional hunter.
He has been hunting dangerous game for the last 25 years and since obtaining his Professional Hunters License of Zimbabwe, he has been successfully guiding clients, for the last 20 years.
Amin has also been a proud member of the Zimbabwe Professional Hunters and Guides Association (ZPHGA) for the same period of time.
Building, running, operating and marketing his own safari camps in the past, provided him with invaluable experience in the industry and granted him the good fortune of forming many life-long friendships in the process.
He lives in a little town called Marondera, east of Zimbabwe, with his wife Salma, and four children, who are all keen hunters and conservationists.
Born in Zimbabwe in 1991, Amir was raised in a hunting family and has grown up under the direct guidance and tutelage of his dad, Amin. From a young age Amir developed an appreciation for hunting and gained a keen understanding of the African bush and all it has to offer.
Having hunted many plains game species since the age of 8, he finally had his dream come true and shot his first elephant and buffalo at the age of 16. From that point his passion for hunting dangerous game began.
After completing high school Amir started his apprenticeship with Side by Side Safaris and accompanied numerous hunts throughout Zimbabwe soaking in all the big game experience he could. He then went on to obtain his full Professional Hunters Licence.
During his free time he studied online through the University of South Africa and qualified with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.
Amir is passionate, mature and has a deep love for wildlife and conservation. He believes strongly in fair chase, sustainable, ethical hunting which forms the ethos in which the company is built.