Jason Alfonsi

His father was a hunting guide, and he was on track to be an engineer, yet somewhere along the way Jason Alfonsi found himself in love with the wilderness of Zambia. His incredible insight into the Zambian region is evident in the many trips he leads, guiding clients for more than 20 years now. “It’s a magical moment when we manage to interact with a wild animal,” he says, “it is an experience few people have ever had.”  Jason is a member of the Zambia Ornithological Society and has a strong interest in Luangwa’s fantastic birdlife. He also belongs to the local astronomy club, and his knowledge of the night skies of the Southern Hemisphere make him a great companion for star-gazing around the campfire in the evening. Jason speaks English and the local Luangwa language called Chinyanga.

Upcoming Trips:

Zambia Walking Safari, September 11-20, 2015
Zambia Walking Safari, June 20-29, 2016
Zambia Walking Safari, July 10-19, 2016
Zambia Walking Safari, August 16-25, 2016
Zambia Walking Safari, September 1-10, 2016

Client Testimonials:


It was a privilege to spend a week with such a dedicated leader. It was like a college seminar at times, with real depth and deep discussions. Jason took us on grand adventure, including tracking a lion and finding the entire pride, finding a leopard hunting impala, and watching wild dogs. Mary Kay D., Berkeley CA,
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Jason was extremely knowledgeable. He knows the African bush and its denizens and enjoys sharing his deep interest. Dianne L., Fairfax Station, VA I have taken many nature trips, but Jason was by far the best guide I’ve ever had. Dieter S., Green Valley AZ,
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Jason is an excellent guide, extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant to be with. Vicki G, Oakland, CA Jason is an absolute gem. His guiding was exceptional. The man can call in lions or shrews or birds with equal ease.
Donna N., Eugene OR,
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We couldn’t have asked for a better Trip Leader than Jason Alfonsi. He was entertaining and very knowledgeable and put everyone at ease. Julia V., St. Louis MO,
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Jason Alfonsi would go out of his way to help us try to experience or see something we mentioned having an interest in. He was approachable and fun! Christine G., San Diego CA,
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Jason was an excellent guide who was incredibly knowledgeable and sensitive to the environment. Joan M., New York, NY It was a delight to have a trip leader as excited about seeing the wildlife as we were. He really wanted to share Zambia with us. Donna B., Fitchburg, WI
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Jason shared his excitement for African wildlife with us in a way no other guide has (this was our 4th African safari). Cynthia S., Fitchburg, WI
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I'm certain that Jason is the best guide in Zambia, probably in all of Africa. He obviously thoroughly enjoys his work and his enthusiasm is infectious. Steve F., Philomath, OR
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Jason is a superb leader. He has spent virtually his entire life in Zambia, and knows the Zambia bush incredibly well. He was a pleasure to be with and a fount of knowledge. Peter and Henry H., New York, NY
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Can't say enough good things about Jason. He gave us the opportunity to experience Zambia with all five senses. I'm bringing home so much knowledge about the area and the life there, plant and animal. Jason is also very knowledgeable about politics, the environment, and history. Plus he's simply a great person to be around! Nancy B., Albany, CA
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Jason is off the charts in all areas. We have had some wonderful leaders on our other WT trip but I would say that he was the best ever. Georgie C., Woodside, CA
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Jason is an amazing guide. His respect for the country, its people, and its animals, is fully evident in the way he conducts his tours. His personal integrity, and his fun personality, made traveling with him a real pleasure. Ali I., New York, NY
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Jason is one of the top trip leaders we have had on our many Wilderness trips. He was bright and informed about the animals, birds, stars, and country. He is enthusiatic about his job and it shows. Sarah L., Sioux Falls, SD
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Jason is passionate and extremely knowledgeable about this area of Zambia. He even gave us an astronomy lesson on a moonless night! I really appreciated his respect for the animals. Cathryn Z., Watertown, SD
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Jason was one of the best guides we have ever had. He was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and demonstrated a great respect for the animals. He exceeded our expectations. Helen and Alan B., Willowdale, Ontario
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Jason was a very knowledgeable guide. His love and passion for Zambia is very evident. Lysa F., Delray Beach, FL
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Jason's knowledge of the region and its wildlife is superb. We could not have had a better guide. Steve F., Philomath, OR
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What a pleasure to be with this expert, patient guide. I can't imagine having a better experience with anyone else! Suzanne O., Trumbull, CT
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I can't say enough good things about Jason! He was friendly and so knowledgable about the wildlife and the culture there. I learned so much about animal behavior and the people of Zambia. He has extremely excellent guiding and people skills. Sue V., Haslett, MI
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