Blog: Parks

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…...

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?…...

18th May 2015 Flying over Lake St Lucia with ZAPWing

I had the fantastic opportunity recently to fly over Lake St Lucia and the coastline of iSimangaliso Wetland Park on…...

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…...

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…...

15th April 2015 Gaboon adder and other snakes of iSimangaliso World Heritage Site

The World Heritage Site of iSimangaliso Wetland Park is, by some accurate estimates, the most species-rich protected area in Southern…...

28th October 2014 Kruger catch-up – Week 9 – ending at Pafuri’s Thula Mela

So, this is my last blog post from my last week in Kruger, which is also my last week of…...

27th October 2014 Kruger catch-up – week 8 – Mopani, Shingwedzi and Sirheni

During week 8 and 9 of my Kruger trip, the good folks from 50/50 TV program came to join me…...

26th October 2014 Kruger Catch up – Week 7 – Wild dogs and big male leopard at Shimuwini

Shimuwini Camp is one of my favourite places to stay in Kruger. It's one of the so-called bush camps (like…...

25th October 2014 Kruger Catch-up – Week 6 – Difficult leopard and not much else (not really)

You have to work a bit harder at spotting wildlife in the Olifants area of central Kruger, and my sixth…...

24th October 2014 Kruger Catch Up – Week 5 – Another leopard (sigh)

Things were a bit quiet this week on the wildlife front. Olifants Camp is probably the beginning of the northern…...