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The Guide's Guide to Guiding

SKU: EGUIDE
The Guide's Guide to Guiding is written by veteran wildlife safari guide Garth Thompson, and is aimed at informing and educating those that have a love and appreciation for the great outdoors and a desire to share this passion with others.

The Guide’s Guide to Guiding is written by veteran wildlife safari guide Garth Thompson, and is aimed at informing and educating those that have a love and appreciation for the great outdoors – and a desire to share this passion with others. Wildlife guiding in Africa’s many diverse parks and safari areas is fast becoming a much sought-after occupation.

Discover how to join the tourist industry; the qualifications and requirements needed to become a guide; who and where to learn from; guiding principles and camp etiquette; walking safaris, game drives, night drives, rifles, handguns, photography and binoculars; freelancing, and how to handle burnout; medical supplies and what to do with them; and safety principles.

26 years of active guiding in countries throughout Africa, with many diverse clients, allows Garth Thompson to pass on a wealth of knowledge gained in this exciting outdoor vocation. His informative words are enhanced by the artful cartoons of Dov Fedler, which add light-hearted humour while emphasising pertinent points.

In relaxed and easy-to-read text, Thompson illustrates various principles of guiding with real-life stories. Throughout the book he concentrates on the dreams, expectations and aspirations that the client, guest and tourist has of an African safari (often a once-in-a-lifetime experience) and explains how the guide has the power to make or break those dreams.

Parameters of Book: Book
Sub-title: 3rd edition
Author: Garth Thompson
ISBN: 9781770092471
d-PDF ISBN: 9781431403189
ePUB ISBN:  9781431403912
Mobi ISBN: 9781431404100
Size (mm): 235x165mm
Pages: 240pp
format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006-01-01