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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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, and we feel that the service you offered was well worth the money we paid. Salim was wonderful. Very interesting to talk to us, and an excellent driver.

    Claire Austin

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

  • We had an excellent time and the trip was very well planned, the guides (and vehicles) excellent. Thank you very much for arranging it all!

    Jackie, David and Sarah

    Australia, Oct 2013

  • All the Parks visited are really wonderful, especially Ruaha and the "king" Katavi that worth absolutely the long trip (at least in our point of view). Yahaya and Salim are like two friends.

    Massimo Randi

    Austria, Jul 2013

  • I'd like to say that our entire trip was truly amazing and a great once in a lifetime excursion. Everything was very well setup and we had no problems with any of the trip. Thanks to Wild Things.

    Katye Vytal

    United States of America, Jun 2013

  • A very exciting adventure

    Andrew Bird

    United Kingdom, Jan 2014

  • 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

  • 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