How Escape to the Wild was born

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The founder’s passion for nature, birding, wildlife and travel brought them into contact with many of the local community bird and wildlife guides and touring companies. They identified the need to form a consortium of guides, leaders and touring companies to join forces in a business for their mutual benefit.

These like-minded guides and touring companies decided that a centrally located office co-ordaining administration, finance, marketing and travel necessary.

We are inspired by the knowledge of our guides, their dedication and passion for the environment and their commitment to conservation.  This allows them to train the younger generation via schools and field excursions.  They have extensive knowledge of all the IBA”s (Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas) ecosystems and wildlife hot spots in these destination.

Escape to the Wild with us to visit and explore many of the most exciting birding, wildlife and cultural destinations in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Angola, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana and India.We use the expertise of local birding and wildlife guides, with their vast experience and knowledge to enrich your journey.  Our Wildlings will allow you to enjoy your Escape to the nature Reserves, Forests, Deserts, Savannas, Plains, Mountains, Rivers, Lakes and Oceans in these exciting destinations.

Meet the Wildlings:

Dr Rob Little – (PhD) Patron.  Renowned Orthanologist and Author. Published 80 papers (journals). 106 Articles. Author of Five Birding Books.

Maans Booysen – (NDip Game Ranging). Renowned Birder, Field Researcher and Published Photographer in Five Birding Books.

Themba Mtembu – KwaZulu- Natal Birding expert. FGASA Assessor, Country Life Magazine award winner plus many more.

Grant Egen – (NDip Conservation) Renowned Birder, Qualified Bird Ringer, and expert in Birds, Butterflies, mammals, Retiles, Scorpions, Frogs and Geology.

Samson Mulaudzi – Expert Bird guide Limpopo, Venda, Soutpansberg and Kruger National Park, Owl Award winner (BLSA).

Bradwin Adendorff – Expert Bird guide Gauteng, Pilanesburg and Kruger national Park. Photographic instructor.

Directors : Tsakane Pila (B Opt), Meryl-Lynne Harwood, Joe Harwood, Themba Mtembu.

“People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure”.

Sir David Attenborough

Visit our website : www.escapetothewild.co.za

Contact us: info@escapetothewild.co.za

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