Were they always to be competitors or was it inevitable that their shared skill and passion would eventually bring them together as business partners and even friends? Riley had won the respect of Harry early on – and he knew it Now here was a natural. Riley had an uncanny ability to smell out the best hunting areas and track down the biggest elephants in the Rift Valley. Harry always tried to steer well clear of areas frequented by this formidable hunter, as he knew that the pickings would be slim wherever Riley had gone before. Continue reading

Now here was natural. Riley had an uncanny ability to smell out the best hunting areas and track down the biggest elephants in the Rift Valley. Harry always tried to steer well clear of areas frequented by this formidable hunter, as he knew that the pickings would be slim wherever Riley had gone before.

Born and bred in Africa, life for Riley was never difficult. He loved playing polo in Nairobi, drinking with friends at the Muthaiga Club or flying his red Tiger Moth over the Ngorongoro Crater, buzzing low over the heads of the fearless Masai tribesmen as they hopelessly threw their formidable spears after the plane.

Riley exuded a confidence, an assurance that anything was possible. It was felt as soon as he entered a room and many said that his hunting success was due to the fact that even the giant beasts of the wild came under his spell.

The contract between the two hunters, Harry and Riley, was signed early on in the season and made perfect sense: the demand for ivory was high. Despite his self-assurance, Riley was not a proud man and he had come to respect Harry’s work and view him as an equal. Harry, too, was happy with the outcome of the deal.

The new company was able to supply the growing markets, and not only that –with Riley taking care of the paid-for hunting safari business, it meant that they would never have all their eggs in one basket.

Little did the pair know that they just become the founding partners in a safari company that was to become a household name. And that was how Walk in the Wild came to be.

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Email:  info@emilymoon.co.za | Telephone: +27 44 501 2500

Rietvlei Road, Plettenberg Bay | GPS 34° 0041 South / 23° 2219 East

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