African Chapter Guides

Elephant Back Safari Guide

Become a Guide

Become part of the African Chapter team as a qualified guide. Sign up to accompany guests on their travels through Southern Africa. Or do relief period work at lodges affiliated to our company. Guides should have good knowledge of local culture, fauna and flora, wildlife and guiding techniques. They should also be inspiring, enthusiastic and have good interpersonal skills.

Alternatively, sign up to become a freelance guide. This will give guests access to your profile and enable them to book their own personal guide to accompany them through South Africa.

African Chapter is also offering a program for volunteers who are looking for diverse working experience. The Kalahari Conservation Experience is a program where volunteers live and work on a reserve in the North Western Cape province in South Africa. It lies on the edge of the southern most part of the mysterious desert wilderness of the great Kalahari Desert, which spreads north into Botswana.

Hire a Guide

If you're not sure if traveling without a guide is exactly what you’re looking for, then African Chapter has an alternative option for your consideration. We have compiled a list of guides to accompany you on your trip. The guides are trained and qualified to escort you throughout your trip, and will be able to answer your questions with insight.

David Worral - Profile

Qualified Guide Profile : David Worral

I have been guiding for eight years, specialising in dangerous game areas. Based in the Kwa Zulu Natal Midlands I do tours all over the province that are focused on true nature experience.

The areas that I operate in range from classic Big Five Reserves to smaller nature conservancies and privately owned natural areas. For an all-round experience in the bush, Kwa-Zulu Natal offers everything and much more.

Mpumalanga, the Northwest and Northern Provinces are areas that I have previously worked in, and in which I still operate frequently.

My preference is the interpretation of entire eco-systems as opposed to concentrating one aspect of an eco-system only.

Carl Walker - Profile

Qualified Guide Profile : Carl Walker

Carl Walker is a Professional Wildlife Safari Guide, specialising in walking in dangerous game areas. As a Field Guides & Trackers trainer and wildlife specialist, he has extensive knowledge of walking trails, including Big 5 areas and big cats - namely the Leopard. Carl is also an experienced Field Research Assistant, Specialized Wildlife Capture Experience, Freshwater Fishing Guide and Photographer.

He was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in a wilderness environment. This training ground was to be the beginning of an apprenticeship as a wildlife custodian of the African bush.

With over three decades of field experience, eighteen of which has been in the eco tourism industry, he has plenty to offer anyone interested in conservation. He has lived, worked and travelled extensively in some of the greatest wildlife destinations in Africa including East Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa.

Contact African Chapter to find out more about hiring or becoming a guide.

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Typical examples of emergency incidents are:
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an accident resulting in serious injury
an assault, rape, kidnap or other crime that threatens life or well being
exposure to blood, poisons or other hazardous materials
a fire or other natural disaster

The emergency call will be answered by a trained wilderness medical doctor who will access the situation and activate the appropriate action to be taken.
Note that this is a value-added service for which guests are
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