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About Anderson Sekgwa

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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 some 30 kilometres from Maun taught him the values of hard work from day one.

Armed with this fitting background, as well a childhood of wandering through the bush with his nature-loving grandfather, Andy qualified as a guide in 1996. His passion for everything that is wild and natural shines through in his work and he will educate you on wildlife in his own endearing way: from ecosystem and habitat, to elephant, kingfisher and mopane tree. And if you’re looking for an extensive education on the history and culture of Botswana to improve your safari then you need look no further.

Guest feedback

"Andy exceeded all my expectations as a trip leader. His knowledge of animals, birds, landscape, trees, etc. was outstanding. His tracking skills are amazing. On top of his professionalism as a trip guide, he is one of the nicest individuals I have had the pleasure to deal with. If I ever went back to the area where he was a guide, I would request him again. You could tell from the other game leaders that Andy was respected and well-liked. He is terrific and I cannot give him enough credit for helping to make our trip successful.”"

"Andy is an excellent guide, his knowledge and passion for what he does is obvious. He is a patient guide with a wonderful sense of humor"

"Andy is extraordinary, gracious, aware of each guest interest, personable, impressively well informed, fabulous at explaining, a skilled teacher whose passion for the subject and the surrounding are palpable. He leaves his guest eager for more. He is also witty, full of stories and just plain fun to be around. It has been an absolute pleasure to get t know Andy. We hope to see him again someday."