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.

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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A very special holiday gift in Zimbabwe

A very special holiday gift in Zimbabwe
In July, Wildland Alums Frank and Karen took their multi-generational family of 7 on our Botswana Mobile Camping Safari and then extended their time by visiting Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe . Just outside of Hwange we arranged for them to visit the Ngamo village we have partnered with to learn about tribal communities and rural life in Zimbabwe...
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Uganda Conservation Efforts Payoff with Mountain Gorilla Baby Boom!

Uganda Conservation Efforts Payoff with Mountain Gorilla Baby Boom!
For the third time in as many months, a new baby mountain gorilla has been born in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park! On November 11th 2016, Businza (an adult female in the Rushegura mountain gorilla family) gave birth to a new baby, her second in two years. She gave birth in the morning and was seen by a Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)&...
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