Rangers for Rhinos

Jaco was one of our guides for our Kruger trip and I think it’s safe to say that his strong sense of humour is matched only by his vast bush knowledge.

Jaco Buys doing the job he loves ©Ravi Gajjar for Rhino Tears

I can attest firsthand that if you are ever charged by an elephant, Jaco is the man you want out in front of you. As a Level 3 trails guide, trainer and assessor, Jaco also has experience in safari management services and the management of private lodges, and he was recently selected as one of the top six in the Safari Guide of the Year 2016 competition. His utter passion and dedication for his job extends above and beyond the call of duty and he has even started his own campaign, challenging Kruger fans to get involved in the fight to save our rhinos by sponsoring a dog for the park’s canine unit. You can read more about his initiative here.

A quote from Jaco: “I believe that as South Africans we can be better, we can affect change positively and we can channel our energies positively.”