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A young guy who loves travelling, discovering new horizons and meeting new people! Curious by nature! Has had the chance to live in Africa for almost 24 years!
Is very fond of wildlife, outdoor adventures and safaris! Also a great sportsman, and the biggest fan of Justine HĂ©nin! :)
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My Overlanding Trip Throughout Eastern and Southern Africa
I’m about to embark on a safari of a lifetime! Yes, you heard me right…a journey throughout Eastern and Southern Africa! Imagine this: 58 days, 8 countries, and several thousands of kilometers worth of dusty roads (close to 13,500 km if my calculations are correct), bumpy rides + extraordinary scenery ...
FREE African Animals Screensaver for PC & Mac
This is a project I’m really happy and excited to share with you, and I truly hope you’ll enjoy the screensaver as much as I did to create it! First of all I’d like to thank the following photographers, as without them I wouldn’t have been able to make it ...
How to Communicate with Animals with Anna Breytenbach
Hi Anna! Thanks for taking the time for this, I really appreciate it! 1. Tell us a little about your personal background/where youâre from, etc.? I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and had a very ordinary suburban upbringing without any special exposure to animals, etc. After ...
Walking with Lions by Janicke HĂ„vardstun
An interview with Janicke HĂ„vardstun. 1. Hi Janicke, thanks for your time. Please introduce yourself briefly. Where are you from? Whatâs your personal background/field of interest? Iâm a 38 year old âgirlâ from Bergen, Norway. I have been living here my whole life working mostly with office work. 2. Tell ...
The Nitty Gritty about Voluntourism — Volunteer Work — in Africa
1. How would one define voluntourism? The term âvoluntourismâ comprises two words: to âvolunteerâ and âtourismâ. That is to say, it combines traditional travel/tourism with volunteer work (usually abroad). In theory, the idea is to contribute positively, to give back to communities and to get involved in a variety of ...
Camera Equipment Suggestions: What to Choose for your African Safari
While photography is far from being my field of expertise (for expert advice, check out these wonderful folks: Kerry, Gerry, Morkel, Andrew and Uwe), the following is a series of tips that, in my mind, will help you choose the most appropriate camera equipment for your African safari. 1. What ...
Funny and Unusual “Signs” of the Wild
Ever been on an African safari to come across intriguing “signs” of the wild? And by “signs” I do not mean “spoor” or any physical characteristics associated with wildlife, but rather “signs” as in “signboards“; road signs, or funny billboards. I made a compilation of some of the most exquisite ...
Best African Safari Resources on Scribd
Scribd is a great website that allows you to view and search for a variety of different documents and books. I did a little research on “safari-related” terms and came up with a couple of resources that you may find helpful. I thought I’d share them with you… 1. Going ...
Top 5 Most Popular Safari Activities
1. Game Drive A game drive safari is by far the most popular way of exploring the African bush. Game viewing is typically conducted early in the morning (6-8:30 AM) and late in the afternoon (4-6:30 PM) when animals are most active. Vehicle types range from open 4 x 4âs ...
Top 5 Most Striking Differences between African & Asian Elephants
Elephant Joke Just for fun! An animated jeweller called the police station to report a robbery. “You’ll never believe what happened, Sergeant. A truck backed up to my store, the doors opened. Out comes these burglars and they lead an elephant out of the truck. The elephant then breaks through ...