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 would like to thank you for this wonderful safari we participated to. Everything was perfect! We are very happy and we made all our dreams come true. Abbas was an amazing guide. Thank you very much!

    Maria Malkova

    France, Dec 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 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