“The objective of Africa Wild Trails is to provide the very highest quality experiential learning programmes, courses, exercises and tours, in countries where the impact of the experience will be deep and memorable, where the discovery of new capabilities is real and long lasting, with partners who are highly qualified and experienced in the areas of conservation, anti-poaching, survival, community engagement and cultural diversity…” Angus Wingfield (Director AWT)

After spending many years in South Africa, building up contacts & excellent working relationships with trusted high calibre operators and educators, Africa Wild Trails began in 2009.

With us you will find programmes that contain excellent pre-trip preparation, highly qualified guides, rangers and instructors and a real opportunity to connect with wild places, wild animals and the differing cultures of this most beautiful part of our planet.

For the the young people on our programmes there is the opportunity to take part in genuinely useful and worthwhile educational projects and a chance to discover much about their own capabilities, strengths & weaknesses which will stay with them and serve them well for the rest of their lives.

A good amount of fun along the way is important too!


Angus Wingfield

  • Africa Wild Trails founder & Director
  • Expedition development, management & chief leader (8 years)
  • Expedition Medicine & Mountain Leader trained
  • Expedition training, preparation & logistics
  • 12 years youth development experience

Les Brett (In-country partner)

  • 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


  • In Country Logistics Specialist
  • Conservation & Environmental Expert
  • South African NGO Game Reserve Manager for WESSA   (Wildlife & Environmental Society of South Africa)
  • University of KZN, Environmental Services


  • South Africa Based Leader & Logistics Expert
  • Registered Mountain Guide (Reg No KZN 0055)
  • Mountain Guide (14 years experience)
  • Conservation, Environmental and San Bushman Specialist

Amanda McWilliams (UK Leader)

  • AWT Expedition Leader
  • Youth work experience since 2002
  • South Africa specialist
  • UK Training and preparation

Jason Price (UK LEADER)

  • AWT Expedition Leader
  • Youth work experience since 2001
  • Physical Training Instructor for 18 years
  • UK Training and preparation

Joanne gwilt (UK LEADER)

  • AWT Expedition Leader
  • BSc honours in Animal Management
  • FGASA Level One (Field Guide Association of Southern Africa)
  • Wildlife & conservation specialist/ African Ornithology