What do safari Rangers do?
Guides. Guides, including safari, field or nature guides, as the name suggests, guide guests through nature, whether by vehicle, canoe, horseback or on foot. It is a guide’s job to explain some of the remarkable secrets hidden within the natural environment, and to act as a link between the guests and nature.
Who is a safari guide?
They are there for you throughout your time with them and are essentially there to make sure you make the absolute most out of your safari. You can get a private guide for your party, or you can go with other guests in the specific camp you are at.
What does safari mean in Kenya?
The Swahili word safari means “journey”, originally from the Arabic noun سفر, safar, meaning “journey”, “travel”, “trip”, or “tour”; the verb for “to travel” in Swahili is kusafiri. These words are used for any type of journey, e.g. by bus from Nairobi to Mombasa or by ferry from Dar es Salaam to Unguja.
How much does a safari guide get paid?
Entry level guides can expect salaries between R4,000.00 – R7,000.00 a month. This is all dependant on what lodge you will work for, the size, the star grading, the rates, the area and the occupancy. You will also have the opportunity to earn tips.
What makes a good guide?
Tour guides should be able to explain facts, history, landmarks, figures, local customs and more. They should also be able to answer additional tour related questions that may come up during the trip. Knowledgeable guides can help make your trip insightful and memorable.
Why Africa is known as safari?
Africa is known as the great safari because a huge lot of tourists make a trip to Africa with the purpose of enjoying wild life. The sanctuaries and National Parks in Africa are occupied with different species which the tourists admire.
How long does it take to become a safari guide?
Just like any other job, formal training is critically important for a successful career as an African safari guide. Most training institutes offer 12 months programs that cover both the theoretical and the practical part of directing an African safari.