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: 

  • Lemme Gust

    Lemme Gust


    They say 10 000 hours of practice is needed to become world-class in any field, and if, like Lemme, you spent your childhood holidays in the bush taking care of your family livestock, you would have racked up those “wildlife tracking” practice hours pretty quickly. Keeping your family’s wealth from any potential predator threat will do that to anyone. Instead of harnessing a distaste for the wilderness, this time spent in the bush only fostered Lemme’s lifelong love for nature. Lemme’s school curiosity in Geography as well as a mostly self-taught art of astronomy play a large...

  • Letsogile Kamogelo

    Letsogile Kamogelo


    Letsogile Kamogelo, aka Lets, is an ardent naturalist and conservationist. He was born and raised in the Tuli Block in eastern Botswana where nature dominates. His early appreciation of his surrounds were observed on the canvases and paintings he created during his favourite class – art – at school. Before realising his true passion, he spent a year teaching arts and crafts in a middle school and then studying Hospitality and Tourism. In 2007, Lets found his vocation as a safari guide. It was at this time that he joined Wilderness Safaris and, despite a few short years away with another safari...

  • Olebogile (Ollie) Porote

    Olebogile (Ollie) Porote


    Ollie, as he is affectionately known, is one of our most senior guides – his knowledge gives this away instantly on meeting him. In these parts the minding and herding of livestock, especially for someone who comes from a long line of subsistence farmers, is not a foreign concept to young children and as a boy Ollie always obliged willingly in order to spend more time in nature. And so his passion began… As is customary in Botswana, after school Ollie completed his National Service in the Department of Customary Law before ”removing his shackles” and enrolling at the Botswana...

  • Ona Basimane

    Ona Basimane


    Ona Basimane has long established himself as one of the finest guides in the company owing to passion, enthusiasm, professionalism, crazy sense of humour and urbane manners which endear him to guests and colleagues alike. Despite growing up with the Moremi Game Reserve, Lake Ngami and Makgadikgadi Pans in his backyard, his guests are often awed at how excited he becomes at sightings. His genuine passion for wildlife and guiding is rooted in a childhood filled with excursions to the game reserves he grew up around. Ona is an impressive photographer and an aspiring wildlife photojournalist. His images and...

  • Onamile (Ona) Lekgopho

    Onamile (Ona) Lekgopho


    Onamile (Ona) Lekgopho’s experience and professionalism, as well as his passion to pass on his knowledge makes him a great companion to have in the bush; it is therefore no surprise that when he is not out looking for wildlife with guests, he is training and assessing his juniors. Raised in a tribal village within the reaches of the Okavango Delta, Ona was literally born “on safari”. Keen to pursue his wildlife passion, he undertook formal training to become a guide straight out of school in 2003. His experience now includes mobile safaris – making him an expert in all...

  • Richard Avilino

    Richard Avilino


    A lover of wild dogs, birdwatching and Kalahari summers, German-speaking private guide Richard Avilino was born and raised in Maun, the gateway to the wonders of the Okavango Delta. Captivated as child by the comings and goings of hippo, crocodile and birdlife along the banks of Thamalakane River where his grandfather farmed, Richard’s attraction to fauna and flora intensified while visiting his uncle, and later his brother, who both worked in the Delta. With clear aspirations for the future, Richard obtained his professional guide’s license in 1998. And then a few years later to further...

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