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About Wildernessa

Vanessa Boshoff is an TV host, wildlife naturalist, director/producer, world traveler, adventure guide and above all a mother of 2 boys.


She lives in Panama and Montana, working as a Producer and Creative Developer.


In the past, she has created environmental and social education programming that was distributed free of charge to local channels in 60 countries, in order to spark positive changes. Working alongside other foundations such as UNICEF, the Red Cross, TNC and WFP, Smithsonian and National Wildlife Federation, Vanessa is committed to continually strive towards a sustainable future for the planet.

She has had 2 series on Animal Planet, and continually works with many networks as talent, host, and producer and now has a youtube channel with Ranger Rick and her boys, Cam and Rio.

Vanessa grew up in Buffalo Valley in the shadow of the Teton Range and the entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. She was raised on a dude ranch in a combination of cowboy naturalists and artsy theatre gurus, Vanessa's parents nurtured her desires for a career incorporating film and music mixed with her love for the wild world of animals and exotic travel. 

Now with 2 little boys in tow and a South African husband, they travel and work as a family to promote getting families outside and into nature.

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