Born in Italy in 1961, Riccardo Orizio is a reporter, author, safari guide and conservationist. As a foreign correspondent for the Italian daily newspapers Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica and for CNN, in his “first life” Riccardo has covered war, peace and some of what happens in between. Since 2003, he lives in the Kenyan bush surrounded by wildlife and dramatic landscapes, where he co-owns and manages the three deluxe safari camps Saruni, Saruni Wild and Saruni Samburu.
His first book, "Lost White Tribes - Journeys among the Forgotten", was published in London in 2000, followed by Dutch, Italian, American and Turkish editions. His second book, based on interviews with deposed and disgraced dictators, is titled “Talk of the Devil” and has been published in 2002 and 2003 in several countries, including Italy, Usa, Great Britain, Japan, Holland, Spain. He’s writing more books about his main interest: unusual places and unusual people.