Thompsons Africa prides itself on having the highest calibre of guides. “Our NQF (National Qualifications Framework) and FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) qualified permanent tour guides are the very best. They are knowledgeable, excited about what they do and passionate!” says the company.

The guides speak English, German and Spanish, and Thompsons Africa’s wider network of tour guides speak most other languages.

All our Safari Guides have completed additional courses enhancing their skills to ensure the best possible experience for guests. These include the Kruger National Park Orientation Course, and a botany course at Skukuza Nursery by a qualified botany expert. Some guides have completed the VPDA Course (Viewing Potentially Dangerous Animals).

“Our tour guiding professionals have honed their skills, with many holding university degrees in fields such as marketing, photography, tourism and education. They are the collective face of Thompsons Africa and proud ambassadors for our beautiful country,” says Thompsons Africa.