“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair.
That way lays defeat and death.”
― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
My name is Matt Meyer. I was born and raised in South Africa, and have developed a passion for the bush and the life within it from a young age.
I have been a full time safari guide my entire professional life. My job has taken me to many of the major parks throughout multiple countries in Southern Africa and I have witnessed the devastating decline of the rhino population over the past few years.
I know that if nothing is done about this soon, the wild rhino will be extinct in the next decade. I am only one person, but feel I can begin to change the course of this devastation.
Nelson Mandela moved mountains and changed the world with his “Long Walk To Freedom”. This is why I named my quest “The Long Ride To Free Them”.