Perhaps the essence of being human
is our desire to create more inspiring possibility in our lives
After three decades, Alan continues to break new ground as a wilderness guide. Once a permanent resident of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Alan co-pioneered a series of unsupported, exploratory dugout canoe traverses of the delta. Each traverse lasted for four weeks and in the process he has racked up over 3000 kms by dugout.
He is an established motivational speaker and has travelled extensively advocating leadership and conservation at numerous European forums. As a passionate elephant conservationist, Alan is well known for his knowledge of these remarkable animals, and constantly strives to raise the bar of awareness.
A lifetime of exploration and discovery, not to mention the traditional knowledge and wisdom of baYei, Bushman, Herero and Shangaan trackers and guides have made lasting impressions. Ever aware of the need to put back, Alan is also very involved in trails guide education, philosophy, and mentoring.
Wilderness, therefore, is no longer a place but a way of life, and he remains committed sharing meaningful encounters with nature and people.
Alan lives in Hoedspruit, SA, with his wife Sarah and two children, Jake and Meg
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