In December 2020, we start a new professional and personal challenge. We are indeed moving to the remote Nkuba conservation area, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to study and protect its unique biodiversity for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. Living in the heart of the wilderness is a dream of ours, and we are excited to share with you our daily life in the rainforest as well as our scientific discoveries! So if you want to know what it’s like to be a conservation biologist (or a couple of them) in the Congolese rainforest, please stay in touch by liking the blog, our Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram account!
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 heard the first screams and whistles from the top of the trees, far above our heads. I smiled to Frederik: the first parrots had […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]