WILD WONDERFUL WORLD
I would like introduce our project, Wild Wonderful World. My partner Michelle and I are preparing to embark on a conservation-focused expedition (along with our trusty Land Rover Defender 300Tdi) through Southern, Central and East Africa.
With over 15 years of combined wildlife experience between us, we left the safari lodge industry to put ourselves at the disposal of people in remote places who are in need of hands on the ground to help conserve Africa’s rare and wonderful flora and fauna. We take with us the skills that we have accumulated from working in the bush: guiding, tracking animals and educating people about wildlife and conservation, as well as my additional flying skills from my involvement in game capture and wildlife veterinary work flying helicopters (R22 and R44s).
We are passionate conservationists, nature lovers, travel addicts, huge adventurous spirits, as well as fairly good amateur photographers. Our expedition model would be similar in some ways to that of Kingsley Holgate: we identify from his work the massive need of support in remote places as well as the level of marketability a project like this brings. We differentiate ourselves from him in that our focus will be more wildlife-based and of course a brand built around us; a lifestyle of adventure and a worthy cause. Our route and timespan are flexible and will change as new projects come up or get extended. We have already started a portfolio of projects and are in discussions with other conservation companies.
At this stage, we are in the process of finding support for our project, in the form of equipment sponsors and financial support to help reduce our costs, as this is an entirely self-funded project (the more we save preparing for the expedition, the longer we can be on the road helping projects).
We have identified that an expedition such as ours will provide fantastic material from a blog and article point of view, from travel stories, equipment reviews, destination reviews and, of course, conservation project articles.
We will be travelling mostly off the beaten track to lesserknown conservation operations throughout Africa.
For more information and to review some of our material thus far, please visit our website at www.wildwonderfulworld.com.
You can also look us up on Instagram (@wildwonderful_ world ) and Facebook (Wild Wonderful World) and as soon as we get going on the road, on YouTube V-blogs, too.