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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