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 had a really great vacation on the Southern Circuit in Tanzania and wonderfully facilitated by our driver/guide Salim who was really first class - a great representative of Wild Things.

    Steve Wallis

    Belgium, Oct 2013

  • A very exciting adventure

    Andrew Bird

    United Kingdom, Jan 2014

  • 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

  • We had a wonderful trip. Thanks very much to you, Wild Things and to Abbas for putting together such a memorable safari for us.

    Kathryn Woof

    United Kingdom, Dec 2013

  • Thank you so much for the amazing safari! This was a great safari and I can't wait to give you a full brief and photos!

    Genevieve Champagne

    Canada,

  • We had a wonderful time on safari. The vehicle was great, reliable and comfortable. Our guide Amos was fantastic, he was punctual, friendly, knowledgeable and made our safari really enjoyable.

    Vickie Waltham

    United Kingdom, Aug 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