Brent Leo Smith

Specialist Private Guide

After growing up in the KwaZulu-Natal hinterland in South Africa, Brent Leo-Smith knew that a career in the bush was inevitable. He was home schooled at Phinda Resource Reserve in South Africa for his formative years and as a result is a real ‘wild child’.

He then tried his hand at studying law, but the bush called him back, resulting in 6 months spent in Zambia doing crocodile and game capture and running game farms. He returned to Botswana and worked for his father at Kwando Safaris, before making the move to Kruger National Park to take up a position as a guide at the Lebombo Concession. He later went to work at Londolozi Game Reserve as a guide and camp manager.

In 2010, Brent began work on wildlife film productions both behind and in-front of the camera, having featured on Animal Planet and Nat Geo Wild, where he presented over 50 episodes of the Nat Geo Wild #safariLive series.

In 2019 Brent co-founded Painteddog.Tv a technology-driven wildlife and conservation film production company.

Brent joined our team as a private guide bringing not only his extensive knowledge of Africa’s remote areas but also his infectious enthusiasm for conservations and the smaller beings that inhabit the wild.