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The Sunday Times
Travel Section
February 19, 2006

Where to track down the top safari guides in Africa

Brian Jackman, Sunday Times correspondent in khaki, picks the best of the wild bunch.

Deeply suntanned, dressed in shorts and a faded green bush shirt, the modern safari guide cuts a romantic figure. In what is almost exclusively a male profession, he is a true outdoors man, who can track a lion, fly a six-seater Cessna, extract a bogged down Land Cruiser with a Tanganyika jack and, if needs be, drop a charging elephant to protect his clients. In Africa, he is the king of the new frontier and, like the old time professional hunter he has largely replaced, he is often the cause of the malady known as khaki fever that sets female hearts aflutter. Read more >>

The Financial Times
The best guide leads to true safari magic
By Lucia van der Post
November 19 2005

It is a funny thing about safaris but when my friends ask me - as they do all the time - where they should go on safari, scarcely one of them ever asks about the guide. They ask about which country they should go to; which are the smart lodges; which serves the poshest food. They ask about the weather and where is best for spotting the big five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo ) but no, never the guide. And yet the right guide is almost more important than anything else. He (for I haven't met a female one yet) can transform what could be just another holiday into a life-changing experience. Read more >>

Harpers & Queen
Escape East Africa
October 2005

Bushman’s holiday

A trip to safari paradise calls for a brave, strong and quick-witted guide to make you feel at home in the wild. Susie Cazenove and Eleanor Southall recommend 10 elephant wrestling heroes. Read more >>

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The Sunday Times
Travel Section
February 19, 2006

Where to track down the top safari guides in Africa

The Financial Times
The best guide leads to true safari magic
November 19 2005

Harpers & Queen
Escape East Africa
October 2005

Bushman’s holiday

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