Blog: Interview

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…...

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…...

27th October 2015 The aftermath of Cecil

The hunting of Cecil the lion on the eastern border of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe has triggered hysteria from the…...

5th August 2015 Interview with Ian McCallum

I first read Ian McCallum's book Ecological Intelligence about ten years ago, and since then I have read it again…...

16th July 2015 Chris and Monique Fallows’ incredible African wildlife experiences

Chris and Monique Fallows are a husband and wife team based in Cape Town. They have pioneered the research and…...

3rd June 2015 Craig Foster’s love affair with the cold waters of the Cape

A few years ago I watched The Great Dance, a film documentary by Craig Foster and his brother Damon about…...

18th May 2015 Interview with novelist Tony Park about Africa’s wilderness

Author Tony Park and his wife Nicola at their home alongside Kruger National Park. I first met Australian author Tony…...

30th April 2015 Interview with Lawrence Munro – head of rhino anti-poaching in KZN

I recently met up with Lawrence Munro, the head of KwaZulu-Natal’s Rhino Operations Unit. This unit is a joint government…...

17th April 2015 Remarkable frogs of iSimangaliso World Heritage Site

While I was at iSimangaliso Wetland Park recently, I met up with Xander Combrink, the park's threatened species expert and…...

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…...