Russel Gammon

Naturalist

Russell Gammon’s family first arrived in Africa in the early 1820s. He is a popular wilderness guide with more than 30 years’ experience leading expeditions and safaris throughout Southern and East Africa. Russell is also a gifted storyteller and an authority on the life of explorer David Livingstone. He has participated in an expedition with the British Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes that retraced the final portion of Livingstone's journey to the Victoria Falls, and was featured in the National Geographic-PBS documentary The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone. For the past five years, Russell has been a Smithsonian Associate, lecturing annually at their headquarters in Washington, D.C., on a wide range of conservation-related topics. When not on safari, he lives in the small coastal town of Knysna on the southern tip of Africa.