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.
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