30 Dec '16, 1am

Conversations with a Safari Guide | Robb Report's Ultimate Safari Guide to Zimbabwe #travel

Conversations with a Safari Guide | Robb Report's Ultimate Safari Guide to Zimbabwe #travel

Zimbabwe has long held a reputation for having some of the best safari guides in Africa. Anthony “Ant” Kaschula—founder of Private Guided Safar is (privateguidedsafaris.com )—shares what it takes to reach the country’s top designation of full professional guide. Why are Zimbabwe’s guides so highly regarded? The Parks and Wildlife Management Authority puts candidates through an extremely rigorous selection process. Each year no more than four to five guides qualify for a full professional guide’s license, which enables you to lead walking safaris, the richest type of safari experience there is. What is the process for becoming a guide? First you serve an apprenticeship under a full professional guide. Then you take a set of written exams based on wildlife habits and habitats, laws pertaining to wildlife and firearms, first aid, and Zimbabwe’s history and culture. Once you p...

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