Our Guides

Our guides are the vital link between you and the intricacies of the natural world. They love sharing their knowledge, and do so with passion and humour, making the whole journey seamless and interpretive from start to finish.

Our guides are all experienced and fully trained professionals, many who are skilled photographers and can assist you in taking amazing wildlife photography.

These guides are also available to lead private tailor-made safaris and specialist trips – some even offering multilingual departures.

Find your guide: 

  • Alex Mazunga

    Alex Mazunga

    Botswana

    Never seen without his camera or a smile, Alex is a giant of a man in many aspects of the word. Born into a subsistence farming family, Alex grew up in the great outdoors of northern Botswana – namely the Linyanti – where his father taught him, honing his tracking, survival and general bushcraft skills. Together with these, a few years’ work experience and a guiding license, Alex joined Wilderness Safaris in 2003 making him a veteran in our industry, with years of general management and camp management under his belt to boot. A true leader – after all one is not named after...

  • Anderson Sekgwa

    Anderson Sekgwa

    Botswana

    Known to us as Andy, Anderson Sekgwa was effectively, and affectionately, “raised” by Wilderness Safaris. Just four years into its formation, Andy was welcomed into the arms of the company and spent nine years learning from the best, as safari assistant to stalwart and founder Colin Bell. Never afraid of getting his hands dirty – or greasy – Andy was involved in every aspect of running a mobile expedition: setting up camp, cooking, collecting water and wood, guarding camp and even became familiar with vehicle repairs. Of course, his unpretentious upbringing in a remote cattle post...

  • Brooks Kamanakao

    Brooks Kamanakao

    Botswana

    Born in a village along the banks of one of the main channels of the Okavango Delta, and belonging to the BaYei tribe – the people who introduced the mekoro (dug-out canoes) to the Okavango – Brooks could not be more at home on his land and more true to his legacy. Walking miles to and from his local school, wild animals were a common feature on his daily trek; and nothing has changed. ‘Determination’ is a word that leaps to mind when speaking of Brooks. His tourism career began as a casual worker, then waiter, going on to become a tracker, and eventually, but just as resolutely, a...

  • Charles Ndlovu

    Charles Ndlovu

    Zimbabwe

    Charles has spent practically his entire life in the bush. Having a father who was a game ranger ensured that lots of Charles’ school holidays were spent in the bush. After completing secondary school, Charles volunteered to assist the Hwange National Park research team. He did this for a year and after realising his potential and passion, the senior ecologist took him on as a semi-skilled casual employee. Charles spent four years working in the park and in 1989 started work as a trainee guide. He applied himself diligently in his efforts to grow as a guide and in the year 2000, Charles obtained his...

  • Cilas Mafoko

    Cilas Mafoko

    Botswana

    Cilas Mafoko is a naturally gifted guide with a fervent passion for the wonders of nature. Growing up in a small village, he spent much of his childhood immersed in nature while herding cattle, sleeping around a fire and learning about the medicinal properties of plants. From the word go, Cilas nurtured his dream of working in the wilderness. Appropriately placed in the Department of Tourism during his National Service, his subsequent role in a charitable organisation promoting environmental education and conservation was a natural progression. In 2000, Cilas landed his professional guiding licence, as...

  • David Luck

    David Luck

    Botswana

    With over 30 years of guiding experience, it is no wonder that David is one of the best in the business. A very passionate, empathetic and hands-on individual, David’s style is to turn a “nice experience” into an incredible journey. He is a master in teaching everyone from novice to seasoned traveller about wildlife and takes huge satisfaction in educating his younger visitors. An passionate advocator of wild places and an enthusiastic contributor to conservation efforts, David is known for changing people’s views and perceptions on matters of our planet. Given his sphere of...

  • Festus Mbinga

    Festus Mbinga

    Namibia

    Festus grew up in Otjinene, a small village in the Kalahari Desert in eastern Namibia. His family was of Herero decent and they were economically pastoralist. As a child, Festus would tend the family’s free-ranging cattle. His school was also a few kilometres from home and these two factors ensured that he spent a great deal of his youth out in the bush. His rural lifestyle changed when his father moved to Windhoek to take a job as a taxi driver in the Katatura District. Although he was now based in the city, Festus retained his passion for all things wild. After completing his schooling,...

  • Francis Kudumo

    Francis Kudumo

    Botswana

    Born in the pan handle of the Okavango Delta, Francis Kudumo was raised fishing from a mokoro (a traditional dug-out canoe), camping on islands around open fires and fascinated by his father’s never-ending tales of his heritage and wildlife. Despite schooling far from home, his memories of the Delta stuck fast. His mandatory national service as a teacher in a Primary School allowed him to cultivate his passion in the formation of an extra-mural Wildlife Club. With the aim to educate others about wildlife and conservation, the club organised field trips for children to visit Botswana’s national...

  • Franco Morao

    Franco Morao

    Namibia

    Franco was born in 1983 on a remote farm on the outskirts of a Namibian town called Gobabis. At the age of two he entered a children’s home (the SOS Children’s Village) in Windhoek, where he stayed for most of his school life. On completion of secondary school in 2002, and by a stroke of incredible timing, Wilderness Safaris' Children in the Wilderness programme approached the SOS Children's Home to bring some of the kids out into the wilderness to experience their country's natural wonders. In this group was a young, ambitious and eager Franco. His passion for the natural fauna and flora shone...

  • Idos Mulenga

    Idos Mulenga

    Zambia

    Idos was born in Lunga, a small village on the outskirts of Kafue National Park. He did his primary schooling at Kamakechi Primary School. He successfully finished grade seven in 1980 and moved to Kasempa Boys Secondary School. On completion of his schooling, he worked as a buyer for the Lint Company of Zambia. Having grown up in a remote part of Zambia, he had developed a passion for nature and the wilderness. Whilst working as a buyer, he longed to be back in the bush and soon returned to Lunga village to follow his heart. Idos’ career in the safari industry began in 1987 when he was employed as a...

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