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RUSSELFRIEDMANODzALACONGOBASINRsselisaco-onderoWildernessSaarisapioneerintheeco-torismbsinessinAricaandoneothemostinentialandsccesslcompaniesoitsind.RsseltravelsetensivelyinAricaengagingindiverseaspectsohisbsinessromrhinotaggingoperationstodirectingthenon-proftChildrenintheWildernesstoresearchingnewareasinCentralAricathatmightftwiththeWildernessSaarismission.ThecampswestayatinNambiaandOdzalaareoperatedbyWildernessSaarisafttingplaceorRsseltosharehisetensiveinsights.CAROLGUYNAMIBIACarolwasbornandraisedinZimbabweandisoneoBshtracsmosteperiencedfeldleaders.SheisalsoananthropologistwithaeeninterestinthepeopleoAricaincldingtheHimbaoNamibia.ThesenomadicpastoralistsaredescendantsoHereroherderswhoedtotheremotenorthwestoNamibiaaterbeingdisplacedbytheNama.TheyareamongstthemostbeatilpeopleoAricaandhaveclngtotheirtraditionsoloinclothsandgoatsinmini-sirtsintricatehairstylesandjewelryandcoveringthemselveswithredochretoprotectthemselvesromthesn.CarolwillhelptravelerslearnhowtheHimbamigratedintothisharshenvironmentanddevelopedaliestyleintnewiththedesert.GERHARDTHIRIONNAMIBIAGerhardgrewponaarmjstnorthoEtoshawherehedevelopedapassionorwildlie.Hisvacationswerespenthorseridingcondctinggamecaptreoperationsandhelpinghisatherrepairencesdestroyedbyelephants.HestartedgidingsaaristhroghotNamibiaandnowbelieveshehasthebestjobintheworldshowcasingNamibiaanditsdiversewildliecltresandlandscapes.Hehasledsaaristothemostremotepartsinsearchonomadicpeopleandtracingwildblacrhinosanddesertelephantsareamonghisavoriteactivities.GerhardcrrentlymanagestheklalaWildernessReservenearSosssvleiandhisfrsthandeperienceswillgivetravelersanathenticviewoNamibiaanditswildlieandpeople.VIVIENNEGUNNINGODzALANAMIBIAViviennewasbornandraisedinSothAricaandisoneoBshtracsmosteperiencedfeldleaders.SheisalsoaverytalentedartistwithaairorAricanlandscapes.WhiletravelingthroghthedesertsoNamibiaandthecanopyGetInsideAfricaWithOurExpertsontheGroundAsanAricancompanywithmorethan20yearsinthesaaribsinesswehaveormedwonderlrelationshipswithascinatingpeoplewholiveandworinArica.Ateachdestinationwewillintrodceyotosomeothesepersonalitiespeoplewhohavemadeasignifcantcontribtiontothepeoplethewildlieeco-torismandconservationinArica.8ACROSSWESTERNAFRICABYPRIVATEAIR16DAYSOFLuxuRYANDADVENTuRE