Africa is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, and safaris are a big part of what makes the continent so special. While there are many factors that contribute to a successful safari, having a professional and experienced guide is one of the most important.
Professional Safari Guides
Whether you are on a Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda or even a South Africa Safari you will need an professional guide to help you make the most of your experience.
Safari guides play a vital role in ensuring that the safari is a success. They are responsible for transferring their knowledge to the guests in an engaging way, informing them of the itinerary and providing in-depth information about the destination. Guides also play a key role in ensuring that guests arrive and depart on time at each destination.
Helping Guests Understand Their Destination and Itinerary
While there are many benefits to having a professional guide, one of the most important is that help ensure that guest get to see and do all that is on their itinerary while on safari.
Most often your safari guide will be with you every step of the way, from the time you arrive in Africa until you depart. They will help you to understand your destination and itinerary so that you can make the most of your time on safari.
In addition to providing information about the destination, your guide will also be able to answer any questions that you may have as relates to the animals you encounter on game drives, the vegetation and physical features and landscape.
Sometimes your tour guide will double as driver/guide. This is not always the case but it is becoming more and more common.
A driver/guide is a guide who is also trained and licensed to drive the safari vehicles. This can be especially helpful if you are on a budget and cannot afford to hire both a driver and guide.
Where there are large groups of people involved a tour leader who is not the driver is often required. When the group is small consisting of one or two persons then a knowledgeable and trained safari driver will often play both roles.
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