Blog: Conservation

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.


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…...

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…...

2nd October 2016 Flying lions of Busanga Plains in Kafue National Park

During the dry winter season, most of Zambia is on fire. Local people living in rural areas set the dry grassland…...

18th May 2015 On tour with the leatherback turtles of iSimangaliso

I felt a little embarrassed. There were six of us kneeling on the beach sand, watching a lady give birth…...

16th April 2015 Interview with Xander Combrink about iSimangaliso’s impressive biodiversity

I am very lucky that I can meet experts in conservation on a regular basis. Sometimes I meet an expert who…...