Owners of Safari Unlimited, Drake and Sarah Dawson have spent the last 30 plus years experiencing the world one adventure at a time!
Read on to learn more about their story.
Cole is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Safari Unlimited. He is a Missouri State University graduate with a degree in Business. He has been hunting and fishing his whole life, including Africa, Mexico, South America, Belize, and more. An avid duck hunter, Cole has guided both domestic and international clients and began guided fishing trips at a very young age. Cole currently resides in Mid-Missouri and has extensive land management experience in local wetlands conservation. He is an Eagle Scout, specializes in cooking wild game, and is a true outdoorsman.
Karlin graduated from Westminster College with a degree in biology. She has worked as a professional dive master around the world and as a whitetail guide at our home base in Missouri. Alongside guiding and assisting in the management of Safari Unlimited, she is also working as a Deer Outreach Specialist for the National Deer Association. An avid hunter and outdoorswoman, Karli is dedicated to a life of guiding others around the world, one adventure at a time!
Hunter has spent his entire life traveling the world hunting and fishing. He has been guiding for Safari Unlimited at our home base in Missouri for many years.
Master whitetail guide and waterfowl expert, Drew has been guiding for Safari Unlimited for many years. After a tour in the US Marine Corps, Drew will go the extra mile and have the stories to make it all seem easy. Known for his big, beautiful trucks, you may need a step ladder but you can hear him coming when he leaves the lodge!
Master whitetail and sandhill crane guide, Nathan has been guiding for Safari Unlimited for many years.
Owner of Mallard Valley Outfitters located in Missouri, Ralls has been guiding in partnership with Safari Unlimited for many years.
Pogo Landry has been a Guide with Safari Unlimited for over 33 years. A master story teller, sometimes in Cajun French, sometimes English, sometimes we don't know - but the laughter and the beer will be an unforgettable experience. All of camp is an amazing experience because of him. You will fun yourself all night "Pogo or No Go" is what his clients say!
Remi is a second generation guide taught by the best - his father, legendary gator guide "Pogo." He grew up hunting in the swamp with his dad from an early age. He currently holds the record for largest client gator taken in camp for the last 10 years. We are lucky to have Remi on our team!
"Tattoo" is everything you can imagine of a South Louisiana alligator guide. Few people are more versed in the swamp, its creatures, and its spirits. A Cajun master, he is truly the most interesting man alive. The stories we can tell.
ZZ Loupe, Safari Unlmited Guide and owner of world renowned Zam's Swamp Tours, has grown up with alligators his entire life. Whether it be wrestling them or showing them to crowds around the world on the front lines of wildlife conservation, ZZ's constantly in the public's eye from the amazing swamp tours to his countless TV appearances, not including the years he spent wrestling for WWE!
ZZ walks inthe foot steps of his ancestors legacy - ALLIGATORS. He was bred and raised to become the accomplished, talented, and masterful alligator hunting guide that he is today. You can always count on an amazing experience in Louisiana hunting gators in the swamp, watching sunsets while listening to his great artful storytelling, while having a good time on the bayou with Zamariah Loupe!
Captain Jeff has a Bachelor Degree in Natural Resources and holds a 50-ton U.S.C.G. license. He has been plying and fishing Alaskan waters, year round, for over 25 years! As a retired federal law enforcement officer and marine safety instructor, he was once responsible for patrolling this area and training new officers. His unique insight of Alaskan locals, visitors and wildlife provide a rich story telling environment around the warmth of the campfire at the end of the day. When he is not out fishing or hunting, he volunteers his time by serving on several local boards including: Kenai Chapter of Safari Club International, Kenai Chapter of Delta Water Fowl and the Moose Pass Fire Company.
Bryan is our Pro Guide for waterfowl, pike fishing, and musky fishing. If you are a beginner or advanced, he will get you on some big fish or get you in position for an awesome duck hunt!
Jayson is our Pro Guide for spear fishing and bow hunting. He loves being on the frozen lake watching you spear a monster or stalking a mule deer with you in the badlands.
Garrett was born and raised in the Texas Panhandle. He grew up with his family’s business High Flying Outfitters. He helped with the outfitter while growing up. When Garrett graduated high school, he went to Texas Tech University to pursue a degree in Animal Science. Upon completing schooling his family retired their hunting business and Garrett started his own outfitter, Diamond Wing Outfitters, with his wife Taylor. Garrett has been a part of the hunting industry since around 2000 when his family’s outfitter was started. Garrett’s specialties with hunting include upland game, waterfowl, deer, and pronghorn.
Sasha is Owner of European Hunting Adventures and is an expert in hunting all types of game all over Europe and will be guiding you on your Serbian adventure.
Roland and Polly Alford are a husband and wife team. Roland is fanatical about fishing and Polly is a passionate scuba diver. In 2012 they decided to fuse their passions and skills into tourism and Blue Reef Adventures was born.
Captain Roland was born in Belize and has fished the Belizean waters his entire life! You will find it hard to meet a more knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated Fisherman and Captain! He will work tirelessly to put you on the fish! And, he makes the best sashimi in Belize!
Polly is from the UK and moved to Belize in January 2004 to form a non-profit marine conservation organization. She is a PADI Instructor with over 6,000 dives! Nowadays Polly spends most of her time running the business from the mainland. She still loves to fish and dive and will go hunt and spear the invasive Lionfish whenever she gets a chance!
Roland’s sons Byron and Anderson are following in their Dads footsteps! They both work with Roland on the boat and are as passionate and enthusiastic about fishing as their Father. It is quite something to watch the Alford boys in action!