The Africa Adventure Company

Africa Safari Guides

For over 25 years we have promoted local guides. Top quality guides are rare breeds who are committed and dedicated professionals. The enthusiasm they generate is a natural spin-off of their way of life, which rubs off onto their guests' experiences in Africa. Many of our trips are led by a hand-picked team of guides who have the knowledge and experience in the field to enhance your safari to where you will know that the extra expense was value for money.

The wildlife enthusiasts can go one step further and request the services of a guide (who can be an expert naturalist / photographer / birder) to accompany them for all or part of a customized safari. These superb guides listed can turn a good safari into a great safari through their exceptional all-round skills. Many people are delighted to discover that a private and independent safari is more affordable than you realize!


East Africa Guides

Southern Africa Guides

Emmanuel Mkenda

Mkenda, as he is known, was born in Iringa, Tanzania between Ruaha and Selous Game Reserves. After finishing high school, he attended Mbegani Fisheries College where he obtained his fisheries diploma. He worked as the Coordinator of Fish Farming Pr...view profile

Fadhili (Fazo) Mtoro

‘Fazo’ began his safari career in 1993, covering duties that included mechanic, workshop manager, completed a guiding course and continued as a safari driver and ultimately safari guide....view profile

Hillary Mandia

Hillary joined us in 1999 and has gained a huge and invaluable knowledge of the Northern Circuit of Tanzania. His predominant interests are bird watching and conservation. Hillary is our "Guide of the Year" for 2010....view profile

Ephata Lotashu

Ephata was born in 1969 in Arusha and after his completing both his primary and secondary education in Arusha he went to University in Iringa. Ephata joined Mweka Wildlife Management College in August 1993. He was the Africa Adventure Company Guide o...view profile

Deogratius Haule

Deogratius was born in 1976 in Musoma, which is on Lake Victoria and close to the famous Serengeti National Park. In 1983 he moved to Arusha when his parents, who were primary school teachers, were transferred. ...view profile

Masha (Daniel) Mambea

Daniel was born in Tanzania in 1973 and has been guiding since 1997. He earned his Ranger Training Certificate and his First Aid Certificate in the 1990's while he was also guiding. In 2001 he passed his Ranger Training – level 2 and went on that y...view profile

Fred Mollel

Fred is a fantastic and enthusiastic Safari Guide with excellent knowledge in wildlife and the African bush. Fred is also interested in and has a broad understanding of current scientific thinking. Fred has a lovely nature and never tires to educate ...view profile

Aminiel Nnko

“Ammy” has been working in the safari industry for nearly 17 years and is very comfortable anywhere in the bush. He worked as a guide and manager for 4 years with Paul Oliver at Oliver’s camp, then 7 years for Unique safaris and 2 years for Sem...view profile

Jadim Luangila

Jadim was born in 1970 and attended schools in Kigoma, Iringa and Arusha before he started at Mweka Wildlife College. He studied there through 2001 to 2005 to receive his diploma in wildlife management and Tourism. ...view profile

Felix Wambugu

Felix Wambugu was born and raised in Central Kenya and is a member of the Kikuyu tribe. As a small boy, Felix would follow his botanist father around identifying plants and trees and his love affair with nature was born. After completing Secondary ...view profile

Jabshir Rashidi

Jabshir has been a professional guide in Tanzania since 1991. He is our "Guide of the Year" for 2010. His teaching background compliments his love of nature. He enjoys reading, traveling and watching TV. Born in 1965, Jabshir is married and has thre...view profile

Standford Milinga

Stanford was born in Dar-es-Salaam, but went to boarding school on Manyara Ranch. His first visit to Ngorongoro Crater left an impression on him and he decided to pursue a career in tourism....view profile

Nick Murray

Nick is a Professional Guide from Zimbabwe. He attended high school in Zimbabwe and university in South Africa where he graduated with a Bsc. in Zoology. He is now working towards his PhD studying wild-dog in Mana Pools. He has guided throughout Zimb...view profile

Nic Polenakis

Nic Polenakis was selected by National Geographic Traveler as one of the “10 Great Tour Guides” for 2011. ...view profile

Dave Carson

Dave Carson has been in the safari industry since 1990 and after completing a four year apprenticeship and passing the stringent Zimbabwean Professional Guides exam in 1995, has been guiding all over Zimbabwe. His love for walking and being out on sa...view profile

Charles Ndlovu

Charles is based in the Makalolo Concession in Hwange as well as Ruchomechi in Mana Pools. He is a fully qualified Professional Guide of Zimbabwe which allows him to conduct walking safaris....view profile

Esther Gwekwerere

The Africa Adventure Company under special arrangement has exclusive access to one of the best local guides in Victoria Falls, Esther Gwekwerere. For a variety of reasons we feel Esther is the perfect ambassador for Victoria Falls and is the ideal pe...view profile

Ndebo ND Tongwane

Ndebo was born in Botswana in 1978. ...view profile

Paul Hubbard

Born in Bulawayo in 1983, Paul has lived all over Zimbabwe both in town and in the wild - which he much prefers. He holds a couple of degrees in archaeology from the University of Zimbabwe and University College London and has worked variously as an ...view profile

Brooks Kamanakao

"I was really born in the bush" states Brooks. This rings true considering he grew up in the small village of Motopi, on the banks of the then flowing Boteti River and one of the main channels of the Okavango Delta....view profile

Francis Kudumo

Francis was born and raised in a small village in the Okavango Delta. As a young boy, he spent time fishing from a mokoro (a traditional dug-out canoe) and camping on islands around open fires. Every night his father would tell him stories about the...view profile

Thuto Moutloatsi

From a young age Thuto had the privilege of enjoying the superb wildlife areas of Botswana as his father was directly involved with tourism and conservation. This led to a childhood interest and exposure to the secrets of the wild....view profile

Brian Gibson

“I've grown up in the Southern African bushveld and from a very young age, it has always amazed me. Some say I know the African Bush, but I learn something new every day!” Brian trained as an operational medic and then had been fortunate enough...view profile

Obonye Kamela

Obonye was born and raised in Seronga, a village within the Okavango Delta. After finishing his education and completing an advanced course in IT, he decided that a life in front of computer screen wasn’t for him, so he joined Wilderness Safaris in...view profile

Tsile Tsile

Tsile Tsile was born in the small village of Sepopa, in Botswana’s most remote and pristine wetland, the Okavango Delta. He is a member of the Bayei people, who first introduced mekoro to the Delta. He grew up on a cattle post and credits Sepopa wi...view profile