Photo Credit: Singita

The Field Guides Association of Southern Africa selects the top Safari Guide in the country each year; Solomon Ndlovu is in the running for the top prize.


South Africa (06 May 2022) – A significant part of South Africa’s global appeal is our beautiful landscape and wildlife. Many international travellers come to our country to see the Big 5 in action, to go birdwatching, hike our glorious mountains and sail our stunning seas. In each of these spaces, guides exist.

Tour guides, nature guides, culture guides, safari guides and adventure guides are just some of the jobs created thanks to our thriving tourism industry. To unite all these groups, the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) was formally established in 1990.

FGASA aims to set a standard for nature guiding practice. FGASA represents individual Tourist Guides, Nature, Culture and Adventure guides, Trackers and organisations involved in offering professional guiding services to members of the public.

Each year they host a “Safari Guide of the Year” award. Due to the pandemic in 2020, they missed a year but thankfully were able to host the 2021 and 2022 awards.

This year Solomon Ndlovu has been nominated as one of five guides for the winning title. Solomon has been a guide at the award-winning Singita Private Nature Reserve for twelve years. The team shared their delight at his nomination on the Singita Facebook page, saying,

“We are proud to announce that Solomon Ndlovu has been selected as one of the Field Guides Association of South Africa’s top Safari Guides of the Year for 2022. The FGASA sets the standard and level of professionalism in the guiding industry.

The privilege of having this wonderful man on our team has been ours for 12 years now and we look forward to many more.

Congratulations Solomon!” -Singita

Photo Credit: Singita

Sources: Singita / FGASA
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