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Our Story

 Our story began in 2008 and span across four continents: We met in Germany, crossed paths again in New Zealand, got engaged in Dubai and said "Yes I do" in South Africa in 2010.Since then, we have been travelling the world together.


Africa has always had a special place in our hearts. And there is no better way to explore this fascinating continent then Overlanding. We started with short trips of 3 or 4 weeks' duration, renting car and equipment. But when Covid-19 hit and the world came to a grinding halt, we decided to go big. We bought a Land Cruiser, modified it, added an off-road camping trailer and set out to travel Africa for one year.


​We began our journey in South Africa and planned to travel through Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique. We soon realized that making plans in Covid times was a waste of time decided to and we lead our hearts and opportunities led the way.


Our five month trip through this stunning and versatile country took us from the Fish River Canyon in the South, to the coastal towns in the West, all the way up North to the beautiful Epupa Falls and across the Caprivi Strip to the Eastern part of Namibia. 

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Siem Reap - the gateway to the ruins of Angkor. If you don't mind heat, humidity and occasionally getting soaked, travel during the green season is highly rewarding:  The rice fields are verdant, the waterfalls are flowing and the wildlife is coming alive. The ruins of Angkor are covered in green moss and lichens. If you are a photographer coming to Angkor during this season, you will be blessed with many unique photography opportunities.

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People + Street Photography

Photographing people was a challenge for me. I felt and still feel uncomfortable approaching strangers with a camera in my hand. I value my privacy and respect the privacy of others equally. But with a little encouragement from my tutor Allessandro, I discovered the joy of street/people photography. All photos were taken with consent of the subjects. 



Botswana is a paradise for wildlife photographers. We particularly love the "Green Season". The parched African bush transforms into a lush green landscape bursting with life. Migratory birds arrive, antelope, zebra and wildebeest birth their young, predator activity reaches a peak. 

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Photographing wildlife takes patience and perseverance. It is calming and exciting at the same time, engages the mind and connects us to Mother Nature in the most beautiful way. It is my true passion and nowhere am I more content than in the African Bush with a camera in my hand. I am blessed with a husband who shares the same passion for photography and Africa. The photographs in this gallery display our mutual work. 

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Like many wildlife photographers, I discovered my love for birds while waiting for bigger game to appear. Birds are everywhere, and if you can't see them, you will definitely hear them! I was hooked on birding in no time. Binoculars, bird books, bird apps always at hand ready to identify the next bird or sound. 

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