Safari Staff

Dark Continent Explorer's
African Photo Safari staff is dedicated to bring you
A safari that you will never forget

We choose the top Afrikaans certified tour guides to make this trip memorable for you. Not only will you enjoy their personality but also learn about the wilds of Africa.



Wade Nolan biologist and filmmaker  has been adventuring in Africa and Alaska since 1974. His productions have been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS and the BBC in London. Nolan has worked on the "Trials of Life" series with David Attenborough and with National Geographic. Co-founder of Dark Continent Explorer, Wade has opened his contact book to adventurers and invites you to mingle with the same special people that he teams with when he is on assignment in Africa. Wade participates in many of the safaris and spices up the campfires with his stories. You can visit his site at

Bess Nolan is a trained professional in production and media who has worked for a top actor in the business. Bess' video productions have been used on television and in stadium events throughout the US and Canada. Her enthusiasm and bent for perfection is a core feature in our safari packages. Her adventures have taken her from the Alaska Range to the Austrian Alps. She has explored Botswana's vast Kalahari by Land Rover and is experienced in the nuances of the Kruger. Bess is an addicted adventurer from the now generation. As safari coordinator, she will be your point person as you plan your African Photo Safari.

Reed Nolan is a camera operator, producer and editor with experience in Hollywood. He has appeared in several box office hits such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Flags of our Fathers and Fast and Furious. Nolan has traveled and filmed wildlife from the Indian Ocean south of Mozambique to Namibia's Skeleton coast. His video support role with Dark Continent Explorer will help you capture the essence of your African photo safari. 


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