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Biomimicry, the practice of looking deeply into nature for solutions to engineering, design and other challenges, has inspired a film about it's ground-breaking vision for creating a long-term, sustainable world. This film covers how mimicking nature solves some of our most pressing problems, from reducing carbon emissions to saving water. The film, titled "Biomimicry" features Janine Benyus, is brought to you by Leonardo DiCaprio, Executive Producers Oliver Stanton, directed by Leila Conners, produced by Mathew Schmid and Bryony Schwan, created by Tree Media with Executive Producers Roee Sharon Peled and George DiCaprio.

Rob Janisch

African born and bred, Rob began his love affair of ‘all things wild’ as a young boy - a childhood, much of which was spent in the African wilderness, climbing trees, watching birds and jumping off waterfalls. Rob found his true passion on the Mala Mala Private Game Reserve in South Africa, signing up as a guide after a memorable experience guiding the Cambridge Blue Boat crew on a safari during their nineties tour of South Africa. Over 20 years on, Rob is still at his happiest beating about the bush, introducing guests to the wild wonders of Africa, and developing a deep understanding of the genius of the natural world. Rob’s fascination with the natural world has led him to be inspired by the emerging science of Biomimicry, a subject around which he has become an African field specialist and on which he consults and presents to large organisations and institutions across the region. Rob also hosts and facilitates specialist Genius of Nature expeditions in living laboratories around Africa. Today, Rob takes clients on exclusive, specialist guided safaris across the continent – experiential adventures in Africa’s wild wonderlands. Kickstarted conservation tourism within the resurgent wilderness reserves of Mozambique. Two-time joint finalist in the Good Safari Guide Awards for Best Personal Contribution to the African Safari Industry

-Rob's Projects-

African Parks

Rob is an official partner in African Parks' exclusive APX Initiative

Shackleton & Selous Society

Fellow of the Shackleton & Selous Society, a nexus for experiential travel

Into the Wild - Genius of Nature

African field specialist in the science of biomimicry & host of Genius of Nature workshops. It still intrigues us when people ask us on safari what they can learn about nature.  Our answer to that question is to challenge them to look a little deeper, to try discover what they can learn from Mother Nature's genius.  To see what they can take away with them from being immersed in these wild spaces, to apply in their daily lives, at work, at home, in relationships, on themselves. As we host you in some of our favourite wild places across Africa & beyond, we hope to open your eyes, minds & hearts to this mirror of learning that the genius master that is Nature provides us in her sometimes scary, sometimes gentle, allways beautiful, wild ways. For many years now, along with our partners at Biomimicry-SA, we have hosted week-long immersions in wonderfully wild parts of Africa - from the Kruger Park, to Victoria Falls and the Okavango Delta, and further afield in Bali & the USA. Our Genius of Nature immersions are an adventure into the discovery of the genius & wisdom of nature, and an exploration of our own nature and sense of purpose...

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"As founder & idiot-in-chief of the Into the Wild travel experience, my primary gig is to expose people to the wilds of Africa & beyond, re-connecting them to some of the myriad natural wonders to be discovered out there, & essentially, to themselves..."He has two mantras that he follows in life : "The beaten path is for the beaten man" & Einstein’s profound : "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."