A guide is critically important to a traveller’s experience when on holiday in South Africa. A personable and informed guide can make or break the experience for so many. However a field guides career is not perceived by the world as a “serious” career and is largely considered as a fun job with a short lifespan.
For some however, this is their life. Not enough credit is given to the professionals that have constantly experienced life-changing ordeals in a dangerous environment.
Safari Guide of the Year is an annual event which creates awareness for these men and women who dedicate their lives to tourism and wildlife. Five expert guides are pitted against each other in skills such as bush driving, shooting, tracking, birding and photography.