Thinking about taking the venture of a lifetime for you or your group, and traveling to southern Africa to go on a tour, field study, course or safari?
Having trouble choosing a company to travel with? From catchy slogans to the use of photographs taken on previous trips – how do you tell which company to use?
A good place to start is their testimonials!
At Africa Wild Trails, we let peoples’ reviews speak for the experience you can expect to receive when you travel with us to southern Africa for a tour, course, experience or field study.
Here’s a selection of recent testimonials by Africa Wild Trails venture members:
Extremely Well Organised ~ A.L.
“My trip to South Africa with Africa Wild Trails will stay in my heart and soul forever. I had the pleasure of
working with Angus on a trip with the amazing young people that I work with. This was an educational and
experiential tri on so many levels not only for the young people but also myself, and I feel so privileged to
have been a part of it.
I had absolute confidence in Angus’ leadership, especially with guiding of young people through the
settings that saw them so far out of their comfort zones, both physically and mentally. The stand out part
of the tour for me has to be watching our young people meeting the children at the Zulu School, where
cultural and language barriers seemed to disappear in the pure enjoyment of the here and now and of
meeting each other. The entire tour was extremely well facilitated and organised, and I hope I have the
chance to work with Africa Wild Trails again in the future.”
Overwhelming Experience ~ S.K.
“Going to South Africa was a life changing experience, and I’m not just saying that to fill up space; I went
there unaware of what I was getting myself into and Left wanting more. Being out there welcomed me to a
new world that I didn’t know existed, one that I felt I belonged in. Being around the wildlife drew me closer
to nature, somewhere I’ve always believed I should be, but never knew how to get there. Everything I did
out there: tracking, hiking, paddling, all of it was phenomenal and only made me want to stay longer.
I can’t thank Angus and his team enough, and everyone out at the camps who made the experience
unforgettable and who taught me things I can’t get to learn in the big city.”
Left Wanting More ~ Y.R.M.
“The summer of 2017, I got to experience the amazing culture of South Africa, on this trip I was able to
learn about the way people are brought up and the way they live their lives. My favourite part of the trip
was when we went to Ntokoza school. On Tuesday, the 8th of August, myself alongside 20+ cadets and
adult volunteers set off on a hike up what seemed to me like a mountain! Our goal was to get to the
plateau at the top where a school called Ntokoza awaited our arrival. After 3 hours of hard trekking, we
arrived where the kids greeted us is the most fantastic way you could ever imagine. They sang a bunch of
songs for us and it was an overwhelming experience to be a part of. Then came the serious part, two
sports match happened a 5-5 football draw which was a fun thrilling game and also a netball game where
the Cadets beat the African girls! Overall it was full of amazing experiences that will stick with me for the
rest of my life.”
Inspirational Experiences ~ WS
“Africa Wild Trails’ offers a range of truly unique and inspirational experiences. My Daughter was lucky
enough to go on one of them and found it to be a truly life-changing experience. Even now we like to look
at the exiting trips on offer and hope to go on one together soon. I would highly recommend ‘Africa Wild
Trails’ to anyone thinking of visiting Africa especially for the first time. The experienced and professional
staff will soon have even the most nervous travellers soon feeling at ease.”
Attention to Details ~ K.L
“I first met Angus in 2013. Since then we have worked together on my companies Invictus Programme for
disadvantaged young adults in the UK and undertaken an 8000km rally in Southern Africa in aid of rural
school children. Angus’ understanding of Southern Africa and South Africa in particular, is second to
none. His attention to detail and logistics, health and safety, risk management and connections with the
right people on the ground, ensure that travelling with Africa Wild Trails is an experience you will never
forget and, one that will live with, and inside you, for many years. Angus’ patience, integrity, insight, and
understanding of what they are going, and have been through, results in them connecting not only with
the physical experience of spending time in Africa. Angus’ passion for conservation, people and education
is an incredibly powerful combination, and one that can, and does, transform lives.”
Educational & Enlightening ~ G.D.
“Since I left college, I’ve always had a dream of working with animals. Last summer I contacted Africa Wild
Trails and met Angus the director of the organisation. The meeting was very professional and delivered
the best experience up to date and the programme that was arranged for me exceeded my expectations.
The people that I met, the places I have been and the things I have done have been amazing. The two
months I spent in South Africa was hard work, amazing fun, educational and enlightening. I have done so
many things I could never have dreamt of doing, seeing the Big 5 face to face on a Wilderness Trail, seeing
so many birds I have never seen before such as a Hornbill, Tiger Fish fly fishing, kayaking on Tugela and
Pongola rivers, mountain biking in the bush, hiking, snorkelling in the rivers and sleeping out in the wild
under the stars, surrounded by Baboons, Lions, Rhinos, Buffalo, Elephants and more. Thank you to Angus
Wingfield and the Wild Trails team.”
More than an Expedition ~ F.W.
“I owe so much to this experience. I was 19, angry, hostile, lonely, confused and wanted to be cared about,
but it was at this point I was recognized as someone with something to give and my name was put
forward for the expedition to South Africa and I was accepted to go. It was eye-opening, gave insight to
some of the most intriguing paths of life and showed a beauty in true hardship. I found peace around the
campfire and watching the sunrise every morning. This is one of my favourite places in the world. I felt I
had forgiven myself and learned that my home would be within me. I will always be grateful for this lifechanging,
life-inspiring and in some cases life-saving adventure. Angus Wingfield led our expedition with
such decorum, mediation and respect, he became a hero to many of us during that month. Since returning,
I don’t have panic attacks, I got three jobs and a message from Angus asking me to return as a leader.
This is so much more than an expedition…”
Best Time of My Life ~ K.K.
“When I went to South Africa I had the best time of my life. I learnt a lot about myself and how to work as a
team. I did things that I thought I’d never do. Angus Wingfield and his guides pushed me do things I didn’t
think I would be able to do. We travelled loads and walked up mountains, we camped in the middle of the
bush, we visited an orphanage which was heart breaking. Learned different kinds of culture. I had the best
experience of my life. If it wasn’t for Angus I don’t think I would ever go there. So, thank you to Africa Wild