Paul Naish – Battlefield Guide

Paul is a friend of Eco Travel Africa and owner and operator of African Byways

Gender Male
Industry Tourism
Occupation Guide, Writer, Explorer, Wildlife Training Officer, Security
Location Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Introduction I was born in South Africa, and after completing school at St Andrews College, Grahamstown SA, I joined the security forces. I saw action in Rhodesia, and South Africa, rising to the rank of Major before early retirement. My area of specialization was in various disciplines of military analysis and intelligence, and wildlife protection. I have since followed my personal interests by establishing my own tour company, training personnel in wildlife protection in harsh environments of the world (some of which are conflict zones), and exploring unrealized hidden wonders of nature. During my career, I have, amongst other interests, been an ex-provincial junior rugby player, sports commentator,Outward Bound instructor, sports writer, administrator, History lecturer, tour leader for a variety of diverse interests, including expeditions though Australian deserts and frozen areas of South America. My motto is “alis volat propiis” or “on his own wing he flies”.
Interests Wildlife Conservation, 19th Century Sub-Saharan Colonial Military History(Anglo-Zulu War etc), writer and editor of military publications, Adventure in remote spots of Africa, Worldwide travel, Culture, Rugby, Beer
Favorite Movies Breaker Morant, The African Queen, Blood Diamond, Last King of Scotland, Charge of the Light Brigade, Gettysburg, Zulu
Favorite Music Country and Western, African cultural music, Irish/ Scottish/ Australian folk songs
Favorite Books Colonial warfare