Shane Ross is an avid African traveler, who first stepped foot on the continent with a one-way ticket in 2015. He spent time outside of Cape Town where he underwent guide training, then took to traveling solo around Africa for two years, for the most part, in little red, a bright red, Suzuki Samurai.
Gerry van der Walt is the Co-Founder of Wild Eye, a private & photographic safari company based in South Africa. He has more than fifteen-years’ experience as a field guide and lodge manager and is an expert wildlife photographer. Combine all this, plus his love of Africa; his expertise and knowledge of Africa: its landscapes, weather, wildlife, and people; expertise and knowledge in photography; and his sense of humour, that makes him a truly incredible individual.
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Ivan Carter has been guiding safaris all over Africa for the past 30 years. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, the importance of conservation and wildlife was instilled in Ivan from a very young age as he was able to enjoy the wild places on his doorstep. He was the youngest person ever to receive his professional guiding in Zimbabwe. The host of the Carters War, which is the untold story of Ivan’s quest to save Africa, the worlds most wild continent.
Dr. Evan Antin is a renowned Californian Veterinarian who has traveled the globe working with all manners of wildlife, big and small. Right from an early age, Evan knew animals would be a large part of his life and has a profound love for the most irrationally feared creatures such as snakes, crocodiles, rats, and sharks. The host of Evan Goes Wild on Animal Planet, which hit our television screens in February 2019, he used his expertise and knowledge to help spread the importance of wildlife conservation and awareness.
Donald Schultz is a renowned snake expert, herpetologist, animal expert, writer, South African filmmaker, and adrenaline junkie. Along with starting Snake Pharm ZA – a not-for-profit research organisation, to continue his research in anti-venom, he has also travelled extensively either filming or conducting research. Combine his knowledge, and experience with his love for Africa, and that makes him a truly fascinating individual.
Bob, also known as Jerseybob, and Monika, are avid travelers and adventurers. Monika, originally from South Africa, and Bob, originally from the United Kingdom, currently live in New Zealand, where they own a raw food deli. It is their love of music, along with strong family ties to South Africa and Namibia, that sees them return to the continent of Africa to enjoy the beauty and share their music. With an amazing sense of humor, hear as they talk of their love for Africa, and tell stories from their travels within the continent. There is a special magic, a vibe to these amazing people.
Each new day in Africa, brings its own challenges, and he wouldn’t trade it for anything. Life in Zimbabwe has strengthened his character, and has taught him humility and gratitude.
Honeymooners, Josh Kanuck and Amanda Sheplee, missed Africa the moment they returned home in 2017 to New York City, and started thinking about how quickly they could return. Having lived in New York City for the last seventeen years, Josh and Amanda tied the knot at the Bronx Zoo, and instead of jet-setting immediately off on a honeymoon, they waited until they could have the honeymoon, they both dreamed of – an African safari, including a visit to Rwanda to marvel at the magnificent mountain gorillas.