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Private Guides and Private Guided Safaris

The term and era of the Private Safari Guide first became famous in Kenya, during legendary years of the early Ker and Downey mobile safaris with some of the early characters like Donald Ker and Syd Downey leading and pioneering the way. Film stars and royalty graced the plains of Africa, putting wildlife safaris on the map. Glamour and romance, Africa with all its beauty and splendor were brought to the big screen and have remained etched in people’s minds ever since.

The modern-day Private Guide is an expert in his field, a well-qualified naturalist with a broad skill base ranging from wildlife photography to a deep understanding of the people and history of Africa. Perhaps of the most significant importance is a deep passion for everything wildlife and Africa related, an ability to communicate this knowledge and to share it with our guests. We are there to bring Africa and all its nuances alive, to guide you through an incredible journey and to ensure that everything is taken care of and hassle free. We assist with the planning, the selection of camps and areas and then the actual day to day running of the safari and the interpretation of this wonderful natural world.

The leading Private Guides today have a wealth of experience and conservation-based education, most have been through years of training, gaining experience and firsthand knowledge, travelling every country we guide in and knowing the product intimately. Time goes into the planning stages and the build up to the trip and by the time one arrives, you should already “know” your guide and feel that you are completely comfortable and taken care of. Our Private Guides are renowned for their humor and companionship - as we journey with you we ensure that you see and experience the best of every area and camp, that you come away with a life changing experience. This is validated by the repeat and referral business we garner and the expert Africa Agents that we work with. We believe that having a private guide on your journey greatly enhances the overall experience and adds massive value, we look forward to sharing our world with you!