Africa Quest Travel Agency is an independent specialist booking company based in Maun, with vast experience and knowledge of the bush and the African safari industry.
The company is 100% citizen owned.Africa Quest is headed by Brooks Kamanakao who has been in safari industry for over 20 years.
All itineraries are put together by Africa Quest personally to ensure that clients experience the ultimate and most memorable safari. The company’s motto is that every guest on a safari trip with Africa Quest Travel Agency will experience a unique and life-changing journey in one of Africa’s most beautiful and varied landscapes.
If you’ve traveled with us, you know our Private guides make the difference between a gratifying trip and a truly outstanding adventure. Simply put, our guides are the best in the business. Painstakingly recruited and selected, these highly trained professionals bring a set of traits that foster a superlative travel experience. They are passionate about the places they share, with an irrepressible enthusiasm that can’t help but inspire those who travel with them. As naturalists, biologists and environmental educators, their knowledge deeply enriches our guests’ experience, who view the natural world through their eyes. Our guides receive in-depth training plus exclusive resources from World Wildlife Fund’s team of scientists.
Not every guide can claim to have been born in the bush and now guide in it, but Brooks can. He grew up in the small village of Motopi, on the banks of the then-flowing Boteti River, one of the main channels of the Okavango Delta.
Belonging to the Bayei tribe (the people who introduced poled mokoro boats to the Okavango Delta), Brooks had a fascination with Botswana’s wild areas from a young age. Determined to pursue tourism as his vocation, he began his as a Camp assistant. His real interest was in the wilds of the bush, though, and he soon managed to move into the position of tracker, which he pursued for a year before passing his guide course in 2000.
Since then, Brooks has developed his bush knowledge and fine-tuned his guiding skills working at premier camps like Kings Pool and Mombo. Brooks’ combination of superlative bush knowledge, friendly hosting and special interests in astronomy, birding and the diverse cultures of Botswana, make him a very popular guide, often requested for private safaris.
Growing up, Honest spent much of his life in close proximity to nature. Upon entering the guiding profession, he had the good fortune to be mentored by both Benson and his uncle Foster, who was the first black professional hunter in the country .In 2014, Honest qualified as a Professional Guide in Zimbabwe, the only person to pass the extremely onerous examinations that year.
Over the years, Honest has curved out a reputation in his own right working for Wilderness Safaris in Zimbabwe he has split his time between Linkwasha, Little Makololo camps in Hwange National Park and Rukomechi Camp in Mana Pools National Park. . It is a reflection of the high esteem in which he is held, that he was appointed to be a Professional Guide for the new Little Rukomechi camp when it opened in 2016. He is now leading trips with Explore / Ngoko safaris covering the Presidential trip, Southern African birding and Best of Botswana.
Honest has a warm and engaging personality with a great sense of humor and a ready smile, behind which one instinctively senses a quiet confidence and authority with a passion for wildlife and the bush, combined with a natural intuition for animal behaviour and most importantly having the ability to communicate his enthusiasm and extensive knowledge to guests.