Born in Italy in 1961, Riccardo Orizio lived in Milan, London
and Atlanta, but recently settled in Africa for a "second
life" with the Maasai warriors. His new home is Saruni,
a small deluxe safari camp in the Masai Mara (Kenya), surrounded
by wildlife and dramatic landscapes (www.sarunicamp.com).
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
the all what happens in between.
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 latest
book, based on interviews with deposed and disgraced dictators,
is titled “Talk of the Devil” and is being published
in several countries, including Italy, Usa, Great Britain,
Japan, Holland. He’s planning to write more books about
unusual places and unusual people. He is married to Pia-Sophie,
a British paediatrician who is the only resident doctor in
that part of Africa.
He writes in Italian, but having sold his MG before going
to Africa now keeps driving an English car: a Land Rover,