Safari guides are remarkable in their field. To complement the high quality of lodges that are included in a Yellow Zebra trip, we expect the guides to be well-rounded conversationalists, excellent interpreters of animal behaviour, and able to keep clients entertained in between viewings – in short, we expect nothing less than a private Dr. Dolittle, which is one of the hardest roles to fill. In addition to all of this, we expect these guides to keep our clients safe and to deliver a safari holiday that goes beyond their expectations.
Traditionally guiding has been a male-dominated sector, but slowly this has been changing across East and Southern Africa. Here, a number of well-known safari lodges and national parks have been striving for diversity and encouraging women with the right range of skills to apply to be a guide.