Be prepared to Guide even better
- This talk is a
tribute to the guides of Africa, prepared to,
past, present and future the lessons I have learnt over the years will
be of benefit to you and that they will assist in giving the most important
person to our industry, the tourist, a better safari experience
- Without the tourist
there would be very few national parks and safari companies.
- You and I would be
employed in another profession.
- It is the tourists
who come to us with their desires and expectations. Do we fulfil them?
- I have broken many
rules in the ‘principles of guiding’, something of which I am not at all
- I trust that you
will be able to learn from my mistakes and avoid having to follow the same path
- Guiding is much like
politics and religion
- There are basic
principles, but many varied opinions and different viewpoints.
- enjoy this
privileged profession as much as I have trust that you will reap the great
rewards that it has to offer, in particular those of a closer understanding and
connection with wildlife and nature, as well as peace of mind
- Ever since I can
remember, I wanted to be close to nature, green is my color
- It has indeed been a
privilege to be a guide in Africa – Malawi, Botswana, Kenya, Uganda
- I sincerely hope that those of us who are involved in
this profession appreciate how fortunate we are to be paid to experience and
share with our fellow men
- To those of you who have dreamed and fantasized about
becoming a guide, to show and share the unlimited wonders that our great
continent has to offer, I can assure you, it is all possible.
- You need only the desire to work with people for many hours of your waking day, a positive attitude, an inquiring mind and a genuine love and appreciation for all things wild.