Notes from the wild

For more than 15 years I’ve travelled to over 100 national parks in Southern, East and Central Africa, from Odzala-Kokoua National Park in Republic of Congo to Agulhas National Park at the very southern tip of Africa. I’ve taken a few photos along the way, and interviewed some of the dedicated people who live and work in these areas. These are the blogs I’ve written about my experiences.

30th April 2017 Virunga’s gorilla protector

Innocent Mburanumwe, 45, is warden of the southern sector of Virunga National Park, in the east of Democratic Republic of…

11th April 2017 Emmanuel de Merode

Emmanuel de Merode has one of Africa’s most challenging jobs. As director of the 7 800 square kilometre Virunga National…

16th January 2017 Mount Nyiragongo Summit

Everyone knows Mount Kilimanjaro, the famous African mountain that is summited by thousands of tourists every year. But do you know Mount Nyiragongo?…

15th January 2017 Mountain gorillas of Virunga

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Virunga starts just…

22nd November 2016 Magic of Mana

Mana Pools is one of my favourite wild places, especially because of the abundant wildlife and incredible scenery. The magic…

21st November 2016 Walking with wild dogs in Mana Pools

Mana Pools in Zimbabwe is famous for it's walking safaris. It's one of the few conservation areas in Africa where…

21st November 2016 Night drive at Little Ruckomechi

I was taken on a night drive at Little Ruckomechi in Mana Pools while staying there. Honest Siyawareva was my…

21st November 2016 Honest Siyawareva of Little Ruckomechi

I get to meet some very inspiring people during my exploration of Africa's wild places. And almost all the guides…

21st November 2016 Lady leopard of Mana Pools

While on a game drive at Little Ruckomechi, I happened to fall in love with a lady leopard of Mana…

21st November 2016 My neighbour the elephant at Little Ruckomechi

I spent two days recently at the new Little Ruckomechi camp in Mana Pools National Park. The only thing "little"…

19th November 2016 Flying into Little Ruckomechi at Mana Pools

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of flying into Little Ruckomechi at Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. This…

4th October 2016 Lion research helping Kafue National Park

After I returned from Busanga in Kafue National Park, I caught up with lion researcher Dr. Neil Midlane, who spent…