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The Secret to the Perfect Safari? Provide the Most Amazing Guides in Africa

January 28, 2015 Southern Africa Bush Tails

At AAC we pride ourselves on having personal relationships with safari guides in the top game reserves across Africa—it’s one of the things that makes us unique in the safari industry.

We travel to Africa and meet with guides when they’re first starting out in the industry, and then keep in close contact over the years, including offering opportunities to begin specialist guiding trips, educational scholarships not only to the guides we work with, but also to their children. We develop relationships that span the boundaries of continents and time, and we know when they guide a safari that they will provide our clients a trip of a lifetime.

Here’s a snapshot of a few client trip reports on our  Running Wild Botswana Safari with one of our favorite guides, Brooks:

“Having Brooks guide us through Linyanti and the Savute channel was a special treat. His deep knowledge of the wildlife generally, and the specific lion prides and leopards that we were seeing in the area, was so impressive and helped us appreciate the amazing wildlife interactions that we were viewing. The walking safari with Brooks was a real highlight of the trip – we learned so much being on the ground close to the tracks and trees and other fauna that we had been observing for days from the jeep. We also very much enjoyed Brooks’ presentation on the political history of Botswana and also on the unique ecosystem of the Okavango Delta.”

— Josh Berman and Providence Spina (AAC Clients)

“We had another great trip. Saw lots of animals again with the big 5 in one day! Mombo was great and so was Chitabe. Brooks was excellent; thanks for securing him!” 

Rod Kuo and family (AAC Clients)

“The guides were wonderful, and added greatly to the experience. This was especially true of our guide at Chitabe – Brooks – who was absolutely exceptional. I understand that he may have been assigned to us specifically because we were clients of yours…that alone made it worthwhile to have been dealing with you!!” 

— Doug and Deborah Owram/Peter and Heather Eddison (AAC Clients)


Brooks Kamanakao, replies:

“I always feel honored to get a guiding request from AAC and will always do my best to give your guests a fantastic time. Looking forward to the 2015 season!”

AAC response:

To travel with Brooks, or another one of our personally selected guides, please contact us.