WHAT, HOW & WHERE

We will drive through Africa, from south to north, between September 2019 and April 2021.

Then, we’ll head north through Europe all the way to the Arctic Circle, unwrapping the magical wilderness and wildlife of the north.

Starting from September 2021, we drive back to Southern Africa along different route, but on the same mission!

On the way, we’ll visit national parks, nature reserves, and wildlife conservation projects.

We’ll stop by World Heritage sites and jaw-dropping destinations where most tourists won’t venture.

We’ll showcase the incredible work that animal sanctuaries, orphanages, and wildlife centers are doing – often with limited funding.

We’ll share with you the magical encounters with wild animals and stories of rescued wildlife.

We’ll give you the means to help and take part in conservation success stories throughout the African continent.

Piritta and Niina with Ringo the Rhino in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

WHO ARE WE AND WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

We’re Piritta and Niina, two animal lovers and adventurers from Finland.

We are a writer and a professional photographer who left our over 10-year-careers in advertising and trade union to fulfill our dream. We wanted to see the whole Africa – with its animals, cultures, beauty, and struggles. We wanted to help the wildlife. Expedition Conservation is our answer.

Our love for Africa began already in 2015, when we lost our hearts to this incredible continent after our first visit to Tanzania. In the preceding years, we ended up exploring seven more African nations from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to South Africa, slowly getting to know the real Africa in its fiery colors.

We were devastated to see the wildlife crisis all around us.

The habitat loss that squeezes animals into small protected areas, poached elephant carcasses and orphaned babies mourning their dead mothers, and the despair of meeting the last male Northern white rhino called Sudan who has now died and left just two lone females on this planet.

At the same time, our hearts went out for the wildlife organizations, community-based conservation projects, and brave rangers who are risking their own lives to protect the endangered animals.

We saw hope – and wanted to help.

With Expedition Conservation, we want to share that all with you in real-time. The harsh reality of fighting wildlife trafficking, and remarkable success stories in wildlife conservation that remain unknown in the western world.

The spell of Africa and its magnificent animals.

Last year, we left our jobs and sold our belongings in Finland to devote ourselves to Expedition Conservation.

It took us several months of intense planning to finally make this dream happen.

Here we are now, on this epic 3-year adventure, hoping to get you on board, as well!

Let’s save together as many animals as we can!

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