Meet The Team

Wild and Exotic was founded in the millennium year with the initial ambition of offering outstanding riding safaris in southern and eastern Africa but soon added a bespoke travel service within all counties where we provide riding holidays. Within 18 months of foundation we ventured into South America to set up our very own unique trans Andes ride from Argentina to Chile in Patagonia, an adventure that has been repeated and refined every year since. Countries as diverse as Mongolia, India, Jordan and Iceland have since been added to bring the current number of counties in which we offer travel to 33. We have also expanded and developed our field sports holidays, concentrating in providing the best fly-fishing anywhere in the world for a selection of species, including Atlantic salmon, golden dorado, sea trout, tiger fish, sailfish and a host of other salt water species. Our riding safaris continue to flourish and in 2012 we are adding our own unique Uruguay itinerary following a research trip earlier in 2011. Wild and Exotic are licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority (our ATOL number is 6445) and have contracts with several of the world’s premier airlines. We can arrange and advise on all aspects of your holiday, including all flights, transfers, insurance, activities and accommodation.

Adrian Dangar is the owner and Managing Director of the company. A keen rider and field sportsman, Adrian is also a freelance writer and photographer with his work published in Country Life, The Field, the Daily Telegraph, Tatler, House and Garden, Horse and Hound, the Daily Mail, and Forbes Life. He has spent the last decade travelling the world in a quest to seek out the best activities and destinations for our clients, with long periods spent in South America and the African sub continent.


Adrian with a record Mahseer from the Ganges.

Sue Coates, Accounts and Financial Supervisor – Sue is an experienced bookkeeper who has been organising the company’s accounts and financial strategy since 2005. Sue is married with 4 grown up children and also runs a small family farm in North Yorkshire with horses and other livestock.


Sue Coates