Wolfgang Uhl
Sigmundsgraben 2 95028 Hof
Phone.: 0 92 81 / 33 34
Fax: 0 92 81 / 33 41
Wolfgang Uhl, born 1957 in Speichersdorf near Bayreuth, is a freelance journalist and businessman. At six years of age his family moved to Hof, where he visited the "Jean Paul Gymnasium" until 1973. He became a trainee in a shipping company, after which he joined the German Army where he worked for the electronic surveillance department for two years.

During his trainee time he began traveling through all of Western Europe and went on his first journey to Africa. At age 20 he visited the Berber Nomads in the Western Sahara Desert.

In 1980 he founded his first store "Ausrüstungs-Depot". One year later he had to move to larger premises. 1995 he relocated again to a store with 300 sqm of sales area. In 1997 he renamed his shop: "Wilderness".

Wolfgang Uhl published his first book at age 25. Ever since he works as a freelance journalist. He also joined the "Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker" (society for threatend peoples), which supports vanishing cultures and tribes.

Besides writing ten books and countless articles for newspapers and magazines he also lead expections for fourteen TV productions.

Since 1994 he is scientific adviser and expedition leader for the German TV-station "Hessischer Rundfunk" which produces the sequel "Länder-Menschen-Abenteuer".

Wolfgang Uhl is also member of the German journalists and writers guild. His main objectve lays in getting people interested in unusual landscapes and their inhabitants. In that he works closely with different publications, the media and businesses.

Up to this day he already organized and lead 35 expeditions to Africa, Asia and South America