Par Shumba le 22 August 2018 à 15:45
So here are some fresh news. I have been in France since early May doing some research consulting work.
But now the call of the bush is way to strong and I'm heading back to Africa for a month long road trip! It'll start in SA where Kenji has been patiently waiting for me since I left. We'll be heading to Northern Cape and explore Augrabies falls, Namaqua and Richtersveld National Parks. We'll then cross the border to Namibia and have fun in the desert and mountains in the South of the country for another 2 weeks.
By then it'll be time to head back to France for the winter. But stay tuned, as the current plan is to fly back to Namibia end of February, for good this time!
Par Shumba le 13 May 2018 à 20:54
I have been thinking about this for a while now...
I know Africa quite well and I love organising road trips to discover new places. Why not organise totally customised tours for other people??
Well, it seemed like a good idea so I decided to launch my own travel consultancy and ShumbAfrica Safaris was born!!!
So if you or your friends and family are dreaming about discovering Africa but don't want to go through the usual channels of organised tours and travel agencies, drop me an email!
I will designed itineraries specifically for you, based on your interests and experience.
No 5 stars hotels or lodges with me. Everyone night, you will camp under a sky with millions of stars and enjoy the Southern Cross and the Milky Way like never before! You will be as close to the Nature as possible and discover places in a way few people do. And of course, you should have more than enough of opportunities to practise your photographic skills!
And if you are interested, just drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking forward to hear from you!
Par Shumba le 4 May 2018 à 17:08
Sorry I have been so silent recently but I was so busy and with poor connection that it was not easy to update the blog.
So for those who haven't been following (I grant you it's rather complicated to follow what I do...), I have left my CCF job in Dec 2017 to go spend 3 months in the north-east Okavango delta with my partner. I had the most awesome time there and when my 90 days visa ran out I went back to Nam for a while. There I enjoyed some weekend outings exploring the country with friends and then embark on a solo road trip across the country, through the Namibia to SA. It was absolutely stunning and amazing experience, meeting great people and driving in breathtaking landscapes on a daily basis.
For the next couple of months, I'll be based in France doing some consulting research job for a private game reserve in Namibia, while waiting for a more permanent position back in Africa.
And I can't wait to be back in the bush!!!
Par Shumba le 20 November 2017 à 16:46
For those of you who have been following, I have been working at CCF since May 2017. Unfortunately this job was not working out for me as I want to be involved in research, which is not happening at CCF...
So, I resigned from my position and will be leaving Namibia mid December heading to Botswana for a little while. I'll be resting a bit, working a lot and looking for another job in the region!
Stay tuned for some upcoming posts from the Delta and for updates!
Par Shumba le 2 March 2017 à 15:42
I have been quiet as it happens when I'm stuck in the office analysing data and writing papers... Well the view from my office is the following one, so I can't complain either...
So here is a status update: as of the 28th of February 2017, I finished my 2 years post-doctoral fellowship with the UFS working on bat-eared foxes.
While finishing, I started looking for my next job and I was lucky enough to find a pure jewel!
So if you are looking for me, I will be playing with cheetahs (the actual animal and data) in Namibia starting in May! I will be working with Cheetah Conservation Fund based in Otjiwarango. It is impossible for me to translate how happy I am! Not only I will work on my 3rd large carnivore species, but I will be doing so in Namibia, the very country where I fell in love with Africa back in 1999!
I will be their Ecologist/ Conservation Scientist working on a lot of projects to provide a better understanding of cheetahs, their relationships with farmers and communities with the ultimate goal of building sound conservation programs and helping conserving this spotted cat, fattest creature on earth.
That's it for now, I'll keep you updated as soon as I get there!
And now, time for a well deserved break of 6 weeks in France. Well break, you know what I mean...
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