EXPERTS

The objective of Africa Wild Trails is to plan and deliver high quality, in-depth, international experiential learning expeditions, tours and research projects, in countries where the impact of the experience will be deep and memorable, where the discovery of new capabilities is real and long-lasting”   Angus Wingfield (Director AWT & WTI).

 

Angus has spent many years in southern Africa, building contacts and excellent working relationships with trusted high caliber operators, NGOs, and field guides.

 

Find out more about our team of experts including their qualification and years of experience below…

ANGUS WINGFIELD

AWT Director/ Rally in Zambia
  • Founder & Director of Africa Wild Trails and Wild Trails International
  • International expedition planning and delivery
  • Specialist working with young people at risk
  • Expedition medicine and mountain leader trained
  • 20 years youth development projects experience
  • International ventures risk management and logistics
  • OSSM  [Off Site Safety Management]
  • RMOP [Risk Management on Overseas Programmes]
  • ECP     [Expedition Care Programme] Medic Level VII
  • PADI SCUBA Diving Instructor

LES W. BRETT (IN-COUNTRY PARTNER)

Les Brett
  • Conservation & Wildlife Specialist
  • Level VI NQ registered with THETA and DEAT
  • Level V Dangerous Game Trails Guide & Survival Expert
  • SASSETA accredited training provider
  • SASSETA accredited skills development facilitator
  • Conservation & Wildlife Specialist
  • Level VI NQ registered with THETA and DEAT
  • Level V Dangerous Game Trails Guide & Survival Expert
  • SASSETA accredited training provider
  • SASSETA accredited skills development facilitator

GAVIN RAUBENHEIMER (IN-COUNTRY PARTNER)

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  • Certified mountaineering instructor (M.I.A)
  • NQF National Mountaineering (level 7), Cultural and Nature Guide (level 4).
  • Past president of the KwaZulu-Natal Section of the Mountain Club of SA and since 2005 has been the Convener of Mountain Rescue in the province
  • National Diploma in Horticulture

DR PETER CALVERLY (BSC. HONS., MSC, PHD)

Image of Dr Peter Calverly (BSc. Hons., MSc, PhD) observing Crocodiles
  • ASA Africa Registered Rafting and Hiking Guide
  • Bachelor of Science Ecological Sciences (2005-2007)
  • Bachelor of Science Honours Ecological Sciences (2008)
  • Master of Science in Biological Sciences (2009-2010)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Conservation and Ecological Science (2011-2013)
  • National Research Foundation Scarce Skills Award

JASON PRICE (UK LEADER)

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  • AWT Tour Guide
  • Youth at Risk Project Manager
  • 20 years as a PTI
  • National projects PTI
  • UK Training and Preparation
  • Risk Management specialist

MATT ARMSTRONG FORD

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  • AWT Tour Guide and Photography Expert
  • Zoology Graduate
  • Southern Africa Registered FGASA Guide

JOHN RICHARDS

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  • 18 Years Working in Crisis Intervention
  • Delivers Bespoke Retreats Focused on Transformative Personal Inspiration

Note: All AWT staff and partners are DBS checked and Africa based partners have the equivalent police checks.

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LATEST UPDATES

Confessions of an African Painted Dog

By Angus Wingfield | April 22, 2019

  Africa Painted Dogs have been recently proclaimed as endangered. That’s why it was such an honour to have an opportunity to secure an exclusive interview with one of them. Kindly Introduce Yourself  Hi! I am called an African Painted Dog, because obviously, you can find me and my species in Africa. Others call me…

Selecting the Ideal Rucksack

By Angus Wingfield | April 15, 2019

While it’s important to choose the right things to take with you on your trip, having the right kit to carry these items with you is equally as critical.  So having the right rucksack is essential especially when they’re going on an African adventure. Because of so many designs and types to choose from nowadays,…

How to Cook Over an Open Fire

By Angus Wingfield | April 8, 2019

  After a long day of hiking or nature tripping, there’s nothing better than a hot meal to satisfy your hunger but when you’re outdoors, but you don’t have access to a state-of-the-art kitchen! Knowing how to cook well over an open fire will prove to be very useful. Humankind has been cooking over open…