Our Guides

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Our guides

Africa has gone through its own evolution of eco-conservation and for over 30 years, The Africa Adventure Co.(AAC) has partnered and developed key relationships with local ground operators and guides, camps and lodges, and communities that see the merits of low-impact travel.


We strive to deliver the right trip for your wildlife experience of a lifetime, to ensure that our committment to sustainable tourism and the long-term conservation of habitats will continue to be meaningful. Together we support research and field work, private concessions that have partnerships with local communities, and accommodations with low utilization of energy resources.

Mark and Alison and their loyal staff have met and established key partnerships with many of your guides, so once on the ground you are always in excellent hands and you will immediately feel our extended-family attention. These guides know how hard we work to really personalize your safari and the extra mile we have gone to service your travel arrangements. They in turn, offer the very best as they draw you into their natural world in remarkable ways.

East Africa

Mkenda, as he is known, was born in Iringa, Tanzania between Ruaha and Selous Game Reserves. After finishi..

Hillary was born in Moshi, in 1970, on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro. He was educated in Moshi, Mbeya and A..

Ephata was born in 1969 in Arusha and after his completing both his primary and secondary education in Arusha ..

Wilfred was born in 1974 at the Arusha region. After completing his secondary education in 1999, he joined..

Daniel was born in 1979 in Botswana where his father was working as an expert in bee keeping. He moved to..

Martin was born in 1976 on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. He attended Kilimanjaro Primary School and Ush..

Jabshir, as he is known, was born in 1965 in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania at the slopes of the highest m..

Salaash joined the Asilia team 10 years ago as a waiter and very quickly climbed through the ranks to beco..

One of Asilia’s most long-standing Kenyan guides, Fred is a truly exceptional Safari Fundi. He grew up in ..

Hamza has worked at Asilia since 2012 when he graduated from Mweka College and is now Asilia’s Head Guide ..

Moinga was born to a Maasai family in a small remote village called Ololosokwan village bordering the nort..

Partena joined the Asilia family in 2007 as a room attendant in our safari camps, and in 2010 he reali..

Erasto joined the Asilia guiding team in 2012, starting at Oliver’s in Tarangire National Park. He loved s..

Eric was born in Kihihi in Western Uganda; a small town located midway between Queen Elizabeth national pa..

With over 10 years’ experience in the tourism industry, Samwel is a great travelling companion during a sa..

Southern Africa

Nick Murray is one of the most sought after Professional Safari Guides in Zimbabwe. He is experien..

Nic Polenakis is a premier Southern African guide who spends much of his year exclusively guiding for the ..

Dave Carson has been in the safari industry since 1990 and after completing a four year apprenticeship and pas..

Charles is based in the Makalolo Concession in Hwange as well as Ruchomechi in Mana Pools. He is a fully q..

Cynthia has been involved in the tourism industry since 2002 as a tour guide and French translator. After ..

Ndebo was born in Botswana in 1978. He started guiding in 1999 through the Okavango Delta. He joined Wilde..

Born in Bulawayo in 1983, Paul has lived all over Zimbabwe both in town and in the wild - which he much prefer..

"I was really born in the bush" states Brooks. This rings true considering he grew up in the small village of ..

Francis was born and raised in a small village in the Okavango Delta. As a young boy, he spent time fishing fr..

“The Okavango Delta and Beyond” - Our Man in the Bush – Departures Magazine October 2013 A mo..

Obonye was born and raised in Seronga, a village within the Okavango Delta. After finishing his education ..

Tsile Tsile was born in the small village of Sepopa, in Botswana’s most remote and pristine wetland, the Okava..

Ona Basimane joined Wilderness Safaris in October 2010 and spent almost two years at Kalahari Plains befor..

Arnold was born in the farming town of Otjiwarongo, where he completed both his junior and senior schoolin..

Francois was born in Windhoek, where he spent the majority of his childhood. Francois developed a passion ..