Frederik and I turned to our right where the crashing noise came from. But as everywhere else we had been in the last days, all we could see around us[…]Read more
Category: Nkuba Diaries
Salt and feathers make a sensational performance in Ungwe
We heard the first screams and whistles from the top of the trees, far above our heads. I smiled to Frederik: the first parrots had arrived. Binoculars and camera pointed[…]Read more
The white walkers had a hard time in the forest
Only two days after arriving to Nkuba, Frederik and I were invited to join a patrol to the forest. The patrol was leaving for three days to record data on[…]Read more
Welcome in our new home in the Congolese rainforest
However eventful, our trip to get to Nkuba was of course only the beginning of our adventure in DRC. Now has come the time to make Nkuba our home. And[…]Read more
Challenges on the road to Nkuba
On paper travelling from Goma to Nkuba is relatively straightforward: you take the UN helicopter to Walikale and then drive two hours to Nkuba (as explained in our previous post).[…]Read more
From Goma to our new home in the rainforest
Our flight to Walikale is confirmed! Tomorrow, we will thus leave the city of Goma on board of a UN helicopter. This helicopter flies twice a week and is currently[…]Read more
We have arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo!
After a few days bonding with the Rwandan team and learning all we could about the Nkuba Conservation Area, the day has come for Frederik and I to cross the[…]Read more
We found an amazing job… in the wilderness!
A few months ago, we mentioned we were seeking a job in the wilderness. Well, we have found one. And a great one at that!Read more