Highlighting our Top Guides
AAC stands out among our competitors for a variety of reasons but the biggest might be our guides. Undoubtedly some of the best on the continent, our guides are hand selected and matched to our clients’ personalities and game viewing preferences. Bird lovers in Kenya placed with a top ornithologist; black rhino fanatics matched with an expert guide and tracker who can bring them up close and personal with the elusive mammal; a photographer on the Serengeti plains will want a guide who is not only an expert on game but how to position the vehicle to achieve the ultimate photos.
“I recently returned from one of my favorite African trips ever but it wasn’t a safari – it was to Egypt! Mohamed Nabil was my Egyptologist and his knowledge and sense of humor brought the ancient sites to life! I left with a better understanding of Egypt’s antiquities as well as the Muslim culture and religion.” – Sarah Taylor.
Brooks Kamanakao – Botswana – Guides our “Botswana with Brooks Safari” – Jun 09-Jun 24, 2011” “Brooks, a member of the Bayei tribe, had a fascination with Botswana’s wild areas from a young age. In early 2006, he joined Wilderness Safaris Explorations team. His friendly hosting and a wide interest in astronomy, birding and the diverse cultures, has made him popular as a group and private guide. AAC has worked closely with Wilderness Safaris and Brooks and we are invested in his future as he establishes himself as one of top guides in Botswana.
Graham Cooke has worked and lived in a variety of wildlife areas within South and Southern Africa, including Djuma Game Reserve, where he is now permanently based. He is a devoted bird watcher, leading him to obtain a diploma in Ornithology, as well as setting up and running a rehabilitation operation for birds of prey. He and his wife, Charmian, are founder members of the highly respected, Eco-Training School. The first of its kind in Southern Africa to cater for the training of field guides
Dave Carson – Zimbabwe – guides our “Eyes on Elephant Safari”
“From the moment we landed, our self-proclaimed mission and enthusiasm to maximize wildlife viewing were matched or rivaled by our two outstanding guides, Dave Carson and Brian Gibson.” – Paul Klockenbrink
Bryan Jackson, a New Zealander by birth, visited Africa in his youth and never left. He began his career in the Safari Industry when he joined John and Ca rol Coppinger (owners of Tafika, Chikoko and Crocodile camps)