Southern Africa Safari Guide of the Year

January 28, 2013  By: Gretchen

Safari Guide of the year 2012

Our friends at the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa have announced the results of their ‘Safari Guide of the Year’ sessions.

Congratulations to Nik Vounnou from Royal Malewane, Safari Guide of the Year 2012

The final practical sessions for the Safari Guide of the Year 2012 competition were held from Dec 4-9th 2012 at Nkambeni Safari Lodge (Kruger National Park), next to Numbi Gate, south of Hazyview.

This year’s final eight candidates included:

Byron Serrao (Londolozi)
Carlien Esterhuizen (Madikwe)
Devon Joel Myers (Phinda)
Dylan Brandt (Singita)
Jaap Van Dijk (SabiSabi)
Johan Harding (&Beyond – Ngala)
Nikolas Vounnou (Royal Malewane)
Robert Marc Lindsay Rea (Phinda)

Results for the 2012 competition are as follows:

Overall Winner:  Nikolas Vounnou   (Royal Malewane)
Runner-up:  Dylan Brandt   (Singita – Sabi Sand)

Category Winners:

• Birding: Dylan Brandt (Singita – Sabi Sand)
• Birding runner-up: Nikolas Vounnou  (Royal Malewane)

• Photography:  Robert Marc Lindsay Rea (Phinda)

• Story telling:  Robert Marc Lindsay Rea (Phinda)

• Track identification/interpretation:  Nikolas Vounnou (Royal Malewane)

• Shooting:  Nikolas Vounnou  (Royal Malewane)

• Game drive & Walk combined:  Nikolas Vounnou (Royal Malewane)

• Guides guide of the competition: Carlien Esterhuizen (Madikwe)

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and contact us to start planning your guided safari here!

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