Ant Kaschula

Private Guided Safaris | Off Piste Africa

Ant, a renowned Zimbabwean safari guide, and his wife Rawana, established the original Chilojo Bushcamp in Gonarezhou National Park in 2012. Such has been the relationship between Ant and the Park that he is almost part and parcel of Gonarezhou, knowing much of this wilderness and its elephants personally. Ant leads private guided safaris all over Africa but is always happiest showing off his "second home", and his real private guiding roots, in Gonarezhou.


Our select team of Zimbabwe's finest private safari guides

Andy Smith

Andrew Smith Safaris

Andy, a specialist private guide, has conducted a number of unique private guided trips in Gonarezhou National Park, exploring some of the more remote corners of the Park. He recently received the "Outstanding Professional Guide" award in Zimbabwe for 2020, a prestigious award demonstrating his standing in the industry. Andy has been a fully qualified professional guide since 2004, building experience that has given him a unique understanding of these wild landscapes.


Ian Batchelor

Upmarket Safaris

Ian has Africa in his veins, born in Nakuru, Kenya, he has seen and lived in some of the most spectacular wildlife areas. Before qualifying as a professional guide in Zimbabwe, he completed an Honors Degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies, only to return to his first love of the African Bush. Ian then qualified in 1992 and began his guiding career. Ian has a unique ability to bring the wilderness to life through his knowledge, passion and enthusiasm. The wilderness of Gonarezhou presents the perfect opportunity for Ian to provide an unparalleled experience centered on conservation.

Doug Macdonald

Doug Mac Safaris | Bush Bound Safaris

Doug, a registered mobile safari operator in the Gonarezhou National Park, is a seasoned private guide having conducted multiple trips through Chilojo Buschamp over the years. Doug is very active in setting the standards for professional guides in Zimbabwe and is well renowned in the Zimbabwean guiding fraternity. Specialising in unique mobile safaris, Doug has explored some of the most far flung areas of Gonarezhou!

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