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Mr. Radheesh Sellamuttu, Managing Director of Leopard Trails.
Radheesh recognized from a young age the phenomenal wildlife biodiversity of his country Sri Lanka. Inspired by the golden era of British explorers of early 19th century wild Ceylon, Radheesh left his business career to start a travel business in Sri Lanka. His company, Leopard Trails tented safaris, allows a modern wildlife experience in “spectacular solitude and soothing comfort.”
What do we need to know about Radheesh Sellamuttu?
I went to boarding school in Australia and completed my schooling in Sri Lanka. Academic excellence was important to me growing up. I have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Imperial College London. My post-graduate qualifications and professional experience are in finance. I am passionate about wildlife, trading stocks, cooking Sri Lankan food, and spending money on experiences!
How did you start Leopard Trails?
Being immersed in the nocturnal noises...
Namascar! More often than not the highlight of adventure trips to India is the guides. How well a guide gets along with you, a Wildland traveler, can make or break a trip. Wildland puts a lot of effort into finding the best guides for every area that we travel to. Wildland focuses on using local guides in each area, ensuring that these guides possess a seemingly unlimited wealth of knowledge about their area of expertise.
The last time I traveled to India I compiled a list of questions so we could all get to know our Wildland guides a little better. I met Anand Sinha at Jamtara, a lodge in the tiger park of Pench, and it was obvious immediately that he knew his stuff. He taught me the word "crepuscular" - active at dawn and dusk- and English isn't even his first language! Anand's big smile and seemingly infinite knowledge...
February 27th @ 10:00 AM - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on Discovery and Adventure in Brazil presented by Wildland Adventures Brazil guide, Douglas Simoes, with South American expert, Gretchen Traut, for this ultimate introduction how to create a comprehensive and seamless itinerary linking the must-see sites of Brazil.
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Join Wildland Adventures Brazil guide, Douglas Simoes, with South American expert, Gretchen Traut, for this ultimate introduction how to create a comprehensive and seamless itinerary linking the must-see sites of Brazil. Venture deep into the vast wilderness of the Pantanal wetlands and the Amazon jungle, epicenter for jaguar spotting, and some of the most biologically diverse habitats for primates, caiman, capybara, 700 bird species, manned wolves, ocelots, pink dolphins, and more! We explore remote jungle trails, canoe on rainforest lakes and rivers, and mingle with monkeys in observation towers in the...
This 3-time alumni family just returned from a holiday adventure to Chile and Argentina, doing a custom Best of Patagonia trip visitng: Atacama, Valparaiso, Santiago, Torres del Paine, El Calafate and Buenos Aires. Continue reading as they share their incredible experience:
"This was another outstanding Wildland trip! We have traveled with Wildland 3 times before and have loved the trips. We believe you all do South America better than anyone! We were incredibly grateful for all of Gretchen's help in planning this trip and her patience in helping with the changes and questions along the way. We were especially grateful and impressed with how Gretchen and others helped us when our daughter missed her connection. The Delta agents kept telling her not to go to Santiago because of the strike but she left anyway and we kept our fingers crossed that it would work. Thanks to all of you,...
As the year comes to a close, I wanted to take the time to highlight some of the key players in Wildland Adventures’ travel experience: our guides!
This year, I had the chance to be out in the field with several of our amazing guides: Joao and Abadias in the Brazilian Amazon, Bira in Salvador, Tiago in Chapada Diamantia, Everaldo in Rio de Janeiro, Cata and Nicole in Torres del Paine, Chile and Oscar and Luis in Atacama, Chile.
One of my favorite memories, while out in the field this past year, was hiking up Lascar Volcano with our guide Luis in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Luis has made a strong reputation for himself amongst Wildland travelers for his expert knowledge of astronomy while entertaining guests during his informative lectures about the night skies at the Explora Atacama observatory in addition to his intricate knowledge of the unique flora,...