After finishing school, and during university, where he studied Physics, Richard was heavily involved with leading school cadet force expeditions and adventure activities. As an assessor for the Duke of Edinburghs award scheme he spent a lot of time hiking the British mountains.

Of course eventually is was necessary to get a paid job, conveniently at the time of the utility deregulation, where an abundance of door to door sales jobs presented themselves.

The IT boom of the late nineties was the next opportunity, doing Unix network security sysadmin which proved to be a very enjoyable job, and the company and its bosses were to provide much influence over the future running of his businesses.

Richard came to Tanzania in 2002 to purse his passion for the outdoors, Africa, and adventure. Having landed in "the deep end", Richards skills learned during earlier Cadet, field-craft and DofE work proved invaluable.

As the company grew, more opportunities presented themselves to build some lodges in forested areas of Tanzania - Udzngwa Forest Tented Camp - Hondo Hondo and Amani forest Camp - Emau Hill

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  • I am just emailing to say how amazing the safari was and I would like to thank you, The food was great and we saw so many animals its exceeded our expectations completely.

    Samantha Crichton

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

  • We had a fantastic trip. Your excellent organisation, your guide - Max, was exemplary in every way, were major contributors to this. Many thanks for making ours, a trip of a lifetime.

    Richard Goldberg

    United Kingdom, Jun 2013

  • The programme was excellent and we saw masses of game, less a leopard! So, entirely happy customers. Thank you for your efficient handling of the whole trip.

    Christopher Lee

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

  • Thank you very much for the organization of our Safari. We were really happy with our guide Henry and our cook. Everything was great. Henry was a wonderful guide, always on time.

    Cline Gardiol

    Switzerland, Jan 2013

  • We had an amazing time. Everything was perfect Francis was AMAZING we came to realize the guide you have is the key to a great safari. We will be sure to recomend you to anyone planning a trp to you

    Serino Margaret

    United States of America, Jun 2013

  • We had a most wonderful safari--thank you! Salim and Yahaya were great. We'll be sure to suggest Wild Things to any friends who may be thinking of visiting Tanzania.

    Sheri Six

    United States of America, Sept 2013

  • A very exciting adventure

    Andrew Bird

    United Kingdom, Jan 2014