The last leg of our road trip across Malawi, the Land of Smiles - time to relax after intense safari travel. And what a way to chill! Lake Malawi is the place of dreams. Little to no tourists, it felt like being lost in the Caribbean Islands. Snorkelling, great food (read Day 9 just to get an idea!!), Fish Eagles and the Lake of Stars….have a read about our adventures off the beaten track! To read about Part 1 (here) and Part 2 (here) simply follow the links :)
The second leg of our Malawian road-trip took us to Liwonde National Park. After getting stuck, rescued by the British Army, loosing our hydraulic steering in the dark, we hoped our Safari in Liwonde would help us relax a bit. With breathtaking floodplains, tsetse flies and tracking cheetahs, join us on this adventure in one of Malawi’s most beautiful Wildlife Reserves.
Safari Njema! The adventure begins across Africa’s warm heart, in an old, cheaply rented yet sturdy looking Toyota. Conservation success stories, prime (and very lucky) wildlife sightings….an exciting first three days across the country down in the Majete Game Reserve. But equally, we discovered how cheap our car actually was…
The day to day tales of a photographic safari in the stunning Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. The only destination in Africa where you can walk on foot amongst the wildlife with no guide or ranger. Disconnected from the world, scorching temperatures in October, wild dogs and fabled antelopes, this was the trip of a lifetime ! Not to forget stuffing myself silly with the delicious food we had at camp. I hope you enjoy this post, as I wrote it from the bottom of my heart .
Part 2 of our Girls on Tour trip across Namibia. Journey. This last half of the trip took us North across Damaraland before entering Etosha National Park . Getting lost on straight roads, desert Elephants, musthy Elephant bulls too close for our liking Etosha and thirsty policeman, this part was as intense and fun as Part 1.
Girls on Tour part 1. Join Anne and I on our road trip around Namibia. Anne’s first time in Africa and my return (long waited) to Namibia after 8 years promise a whole set of adventures. Desert driving, overweight Jackals, the best apple pie ever, beautiful road and a lot of laughing, join us as we explore Namibia in the biggest car (is it even a car) we’ve ever driven.
This is the interview I gave Yussef Rafik (website: yussefrafik.com) regarding why I do what I do. Really interesting questions. I hope you enjoy it!
Conservation, travel, Africa, Camus, photography….we discuss many topics ! How does photography have a positive impact in conservation? What is conservation ? Who I look up to and why literature is so important to opening our minds and hears around us. Philosophy, Art, Conservation, Biology….a truly cross-discplinarh interview. I hope you find it informative :)
Join me as I go looking for the beautiful, endangered and imposing Silverback Gorillas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mosnter ants, broken radio, machetes, armed rangers, emotion and beauty, this was one of the most beautiful encounters I’ve had the chance to experience. Find tips and anecdotes, alongside a detailed story of a unique adventure.
Welcome to my travel and photography blog! Feel free to comment any questions below or contact me if you'd like advice on going to the DRC :) Most of the pictures here are from iPhone, but if you want to see my pro photos, check out my Virunga Gallery.
At the ripe age of 15, I did a work placement for my school at WWF - UK. That’s when I heard about Virunga National Park for the first time. A few months later, they officially launched their campaign against Soco, a British company seeking to drill oil in the National Heritage site - which was completely prohibited by Congolese law.
4 years later, as a young conservationist completing her second year at university, and preparing an internship at The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, I thought it was the right time for me to visit Virunga. Things were more stable politically, although with Kabila cancelling the elections in the DRC -meant to take place on 21st August 2017 - I didn’t know if I’d have another opportunity.
After completing my two-week intensive conservation internship at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (Kenya) to become a Young Conservationist and Lewa Ambassador, I came back with more than just photographs and memories (via Honey Guide Safaris).
I came home with a more precise idea of what conservation is to me, and how I want to get involved. (Hopefully, this will start through the prolongation of my internship in London as more the just an ambassador
I've been wanting to write about my experience for some time now (hard to think it's already been 5 months!) To share it of course, but also for myself. I realised that every time I told the story, I relived it fully. So I thought writing it down must be on a whole other level of re-immersion. And… reading multiple blogs and recounts of other people’s treks helped a lot for the preparation and anticipation. So if my advice/story can be of any help, then why not?
Here, you’ll find a more or less detailed account of my climb (I’ve tried to include as much as I could…this definitely doesn’t do the actual version justice of course, but nothing ever will).
The following post is dedicated to Advice on Climbing Kilimanjaro.