Sibanda sibahle

Sibahle Sibanda

A fantastic guide who is absolutely legendary for his ability to spot wildlife, Sibs is famed as much for his big smile and exuberant personality as for his expertise in the wilderness. Introduced to the world of guiding by his brother, he has a natural affinity for wildlife and an absolute passion for conservation. With the renowned Zimbabwe guiding license (which takes 4 years to acquire) and 15 years of experience leading safaris, he has explored all corners of Hwange as well as Zambezi and Mana Pools national parks and the great Kalahari Desert, where he introduces visitors to the intriguing San people. Sibs loves bringing guests on walking safaris—especially among the legendary elephant herds of Hwange. Among his other favorite things? "I love watching the baby animals—they're so active and playful—and searching for big game among the huge camelthorn trees, and birding during the green season. It's just phenomenal." Fluent in seven languages, English, Tonga, Nambya, Ndebele, Zulu, Tswana, and Shona—the names alone are beautiful to say—Sibs is a wonderful guide and an unforgettable safari companion.

Upcoming Trips: TBA

Past Trips

Client Testimonials

I’m not an expert on Trip Leaders, but I can’t imagine there being a better one out there than Sibs, in any country on any continent. He was, in a word…amazing. His fun demeanor, his diverse skill set, his obvious passion for the job, his genuine caring for his clients, wildlife, and environment made this a trip of a lifetime. He left me with an incredible experience that now ranks as my best trip ever.
— Joseph K., Littleton, CO
Zimbabwe: Green Season Safari
Sibs is an outstanding trip leader! He excelled in his ability to spot wildlife, his knowledge, his flexibility, and his humor and overall ability to make the trip fun. I cannot imagine a better trip leader. He’ll be a hard act to follow!
— Esther F., Littleton, CO
Zimbabwe: Green Season Safari
Sibs was excellent from start to finish—I can’t imagine this trip without him! Professional and always looking out for our safety!
— Edie M., Houston, TX
Wild Zimbabwe
Sibs made the trip! He is enthusiastic and sincerely wants all guest to have a great time, and enjoy the wildlife and his country. There is no task too big or small for Sibs; he helps his guests and his staff. He immediately makes you feel welcome and thoroughly understands the needs of the group.
— Robert T., Farmington, MN
Wild Zimbabwe
Sibs made the trip! His knowledge of animal behavior allowed us to maximize our animal sightings and he worked very hard to ensure that we saw as much as possible.
— Gayle M., Amery, WI
Wild Zimbabwe
Sibs was an important part of making the trip a great success. We loved him and thought he was the best guide we've had.
— Gena W., Irvine, CA
Wild Zimbabwe
We can't say enough good things about Sibs! He is the best guide we've had on any of our trips. He was so knowledgeable and personable—he made the trip extra special. We were so lucky to have met him!
— Patricia E., Pasadena, CA
Wild Zimbabwe
Everything about this trip was fantastic—can't think of any way to improve it. In particular, our Trip Leader's tracking skills, knowledge, and friendliness were outstanding.
— Kurt B., Irvine, CA
Wild Zimbabwe
Sibs was fantastic. He tailored the trip to each participant's interests. He knew so much about the area and the animals and he was scrupulously careful about our safety.
— Sherry G., New York, NY
Wild Zimbabwe
Sibs was OUTSTANDING! We’ve traveled extensively around the world and have never had a guide as competent or enthusiastic as he was. We could not have been more pleased with him as our guide, tutor, and travel companion.
— Richard W., Irvine, CA