Who is my Guide?
Kazimai Dube, well known as Kaz is a full-time safari guide in Zimbabwe, Africa.
“I was born and raised in Hwange. A safari guide in Zimbabwe is a prestigious status and an honor. I enjoy people and wildlife hence the reason why I am a safari guide. Guiding integrates people on safari and wild animals in their natural environment.”
Safari Guide Qualification
Zimbabwe has the best training for safari guides in the world.
A safari guide in Zimbabwe holds a Professional guide license obtained and issued under section (68) of the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Act (Chapter 20:14) after an apprenticeship of 4 years in a wildlife reserve under the tutorship of a Professional guide.
Summary of Qualification
During the four years of apprenticeship to become a Professional guide, a Learner guide has to acquire a high level of marksmanship in handling a firearm and dealing with dangerous wildlife for the safety of the guests during a safari.
This training also includes a thorough understanding of wildlife conservation, habits and habitats, photography, guest experience and hospitality, astronomy, safety and health, culture, camp management, maintenance, 4×4 driving skills and general knowledge of tourism in the Southern African region.
A series of theoretical and oral examinations are taken during training.
Finally, a one week long practical proficiency test at the end of the apprenticeship is taken in-order to acquire a Zimbabwe Professional Guide License.
Kaz Dube received the prestigious award of best qualifying guide Out of the 2010 Proficiency Test
Safari Guide’s Message
“I promise my safari guests an exceptional bespoke guided experience watching and photographing African wildlife in its natural environment.”