A former camp manager and safari guide in Tanzania who now lives in Denver, Redding has traveled across the continent to evaluate camps, guides, and layover cities, keeping safety, family-friendliness, and comfort top of mind. He adds extra amenities whenever possible, such as a complimentary walking safari or a welcome basket with South African wine and rooibos tea. He also makes value a priority, and can negotiate the best rates for everything from whale-watching flights off Hermanus, South Africa, to private game drives with a front-row seat for the Serengeti’s Mara River crossing.
Excited about: New camps in the Santawani concession in Botswana “because they provide more options for superb game viewing in the famed Okavango Delta,” he says. Redding can book private, customized safaris at the existing Gomoti Camp, owned by Wilderness Safaris. Still to come: Santawani Camp (also from Wilderness) and Gomoto Plains Camp from the owners of Machaba Camp in Botswana.
Specialty: East and Southern Africa