Chris developed his love of Africa and native culture living in a rural Namibian village for two years while teaching in the U.S. Peace Corps. From the jungles of Uganda to the Kalahari desert, he has travelled to remote corners of the African continent on numerous private and self-guided safaris in eight countries. Among the most adventurous trips he organized and led was for a group of high school students on a month-long journey through South Africa and Namibia. International travel, conservation and community development have shaped his life and formed the basis of his core values. Chris' enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge and experience to design transformational travel opportunities to Africa led him to Wildland Adventures. Outside of travel he enjoys climbing mountains, backcountry skiing and mountain biking throughout the Pacific Northwest. Chris is a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician and an active volunteer with the Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team.

Visas in hand, I'm Africa bound!

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This June I'm heading to East Africa and visiting our camps and lodges in Tanzania and Kenya , scouting new adventure opportunities, re-connecting with our local guides, and re-discovering firsthand why this is the premier safari destination in Africa! I'm really excited to be going back to some of the destinations that initially sparked my lo...
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A Graduate's Dream Adventure to Cape Town, Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls

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Last December, Hunter came to Wildland Adventures with an idea for creating a special graduation adventure for his grandson, Evan. Knowing the power and value of travel, Hunter had offered Evan an excursion to anywhere in the world as a gift for graduating from high school with distinction; Evan, wisely, chose Southern Africa! A seasoned safar...
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3 Great Opportunities for Travel to Africa in 2017-18

3 Great Opportunities for Travel to Africa in 2017-18
​2017 is shaping up to be a wild year for travel to Africa! From our Private Kenya Family Safari to our Ultimate Namibia Safari and nearly everywhere in between, I'm seeing great interest in the continent from first-time and repeat travelers alike. Below are three opportunities to consider right now so you don't miss out on your safari in Africa. ​...
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Highlands Lodge - Best New Hotel of 2017

Highlands Lodge - Best New Hotel of 2017
​ A big congratulations to Highlands Lodge in Tanzania for their inclusion in Travel + Leisure's 'It List' featuring the best new hotels of 2017. Open since April of 2016, the Highlands has quickly become our favorite luxury accommodation on the Ngorongoro Crater Rim. Here's why: Location: The Highlands uses the relatively untraveled Northern acces...
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"Africa is life or death, and my god it's gripping!"

"Africa is life or death, and my god it's gripping!"
​Seasoned travelers Ellen and Barry, were looking for an authentic adventure in Africa and turned to Wildland for our expertise in planning their South Africa and Botswana itinerary. Here are some highlights in their own words and pictures: Day 3 – Cape Town : We were scheduled to cook alongside a woman in her home in the colorful Malay sectio...
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