Richard Anthony Pye AKA Atti
Born in Kenya to a family of conservationists and naturalists and living in the bush for the greater part of his childhood led Richard into a holiday-time, outdoor lifestyle as a willing, unpaid assistant working in conservation, tourism, and land management between the Chyulu hills in Kenya, the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania.
Free time was spent catching and identifying, looking for snakes and scorpions, walking, tracking, climbing hills and fishing or swimming in crocodile inhabited lakes and rivers.
Through school where he volunteered for conservation service, chaired the snake club and was on the natural history quiz team Richard has always been drawn back to nature.
After graduating with a BSc from the University of Cape Town in 2004 Richard has been guiding walking and vehicle safaris, managing conservation areas and building and managing safari camps between Kenya and Tanzania.
In 2012 he joined an expedition with three others to Kayak five hundred and eighty kilometers up Lake Tanganyika.
After stepping back from tourism in 2013, Richard has, until recently, been the manager and warden of the Olare Motorogi Conservancy in the Maasai Mara where he was monitoring wildlife and managing the rangers, patrols, infrastructure, managed grazing and community relations.