If you have ever met a die-hard safari-goer, you’ll know they are more like groupies than opportunistic travellers. They understand that a knowledgeable, charismatic and personable guide can turn a good safari into a story of a lifetime – which they will cherish and retell for the rest of their lives. If the building is the body of a lodge, it’s the guide that makes up the heart and soul.
As a company specialising in Safari Africa, we have very high expectations of our ‘bush protectors’. It may be the end of the watch for safari greats, such as Norman Carr and Robin Pope; however, the changing of the guard does not mean their legacy will be forgotten – quite the opposite. Over the last few years, we’ve kept our eye on a few emerging guides that we think will become heavyweights in the safari industry. Now, as we head further into 2018, we thought we'd list our Top 5 new safari guides and where you can find them (other than walking through the bush, of course).