For him, getting ready for a dawn adventure in South Africa has become a ritual. Frenchman Thibaud Cheminant, 36, is a safari guide. Five years ago, he dropped everything in Paris to enroll in a safari guide school, 10,000 kilometers from his home. Since then, he has spent most of his time in a car with tourists, who have come to admire the emblematic animals of the savannah.
Trips worth several thousand euros
“I first came six years ago to volunteer in a reserve in South Africa. It’s very difficult to explain what I felt when I found myself in the presence of all these animals, in this savannah,” he explains. He now owns a travel agency. His clients pay several thousand euros for a tailor-made, 100% safari experience. In the future, he plans to organize other experiences similar in other countries, to transmit to the French his love of wild animals.