3rd European Ecotourism Conference!

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I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve been asked to speak at the upcoming 3rd European Ecotourism Conference at Hotel Windsor  in Jachranka, Poland. The conference will take place from 26th – 29th April and bring together around 200 ecotourism practitioners, acamademics and enthusiastics from throughout Europe and beyond. This year will be rather unique in that all […]

Bridge in the sky

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My parents came to visit us for a few days recently. And it seemed a shame not to show my dad the amazing mountains surrounding our house. After a bit of searching we decided to check out an area that I also had yet to discover: the Rindomo Gorge and the amazing feat of engineering that is the Pigadiotiko […]

Lewa Downs – On safari!

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After a delicious first dinner and an eventful night at Sirikoi (we were visited by this guy: ) we woke up at around 5.30 to the smell of hot coffee and freshly baked ginger cookies – we wanted to get an early start on the morning game drive, but it seems that when you’re staying […]

Samburu National Park: Arriving at Sasaab Lodge

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It has been snowing in Freiburg the past couple of days and, even though it’s beautiful, the cold weather has made me daydream about warmer climates. I can’t stop thinking about our last trip to Kenya, and what a stunningly beautiful country it is. Volunteering with Basecamp in the Masai Mara was an unforgettable experience […]

Travelling like a local in Kenya

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When we travel to new places we try our best to understand the people, the way they think, the way they act and the way they live. I find that one of the best ways to meet people in a new country is to travel like they do. It might take longer, it might be […]

Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference 2013

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Unlike 2011 and 2012, this year’s Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) would be held outside of North America. The venue was Nairobi, Kenya – the country in which the concept of ecotourism was born over twenty years ago. I had never been to Africa before and was especially excited about discovering a totally new […]