Have you ever dreamed about being able to join and explore Africa in a way that you never thought possible?
Joining visual storyteller Guillaume Bonn on one of his epic journeys throughout the continent while researching his next book is one in a lifetime experience you will never forget.
Guillaume is the third generation of a French family born in Madagascar, and his safari life started at the age of six in the Danakil depression in Ethiopia, better known as the hottest place on earth.
Since, he has led some of the most sought-after safaris on the continent, flying by helicopter from Uganda to Congo DRC to explore remote and inaccessible parts of the Virunga National Park, the impenetrable labyrinth of limestone needle forests of Madagascar or the saltlake pans of Botswana.
He also roamed African for 25 years as a photojournalist reporting on conflict, environmental and social issues for the The New York Times and Vanity Fair Magazine, for which he was a contributor for fifteen years.
Recently named by the famous New Yorker magazine writer Jon Lee Anderson as “a visual archeologist”, maybe what he meant to write was that Guillaume’s life is a kaleidoscope of experiences lived in parallel on multiple continents at the same time.
Whether he is photographing the Oscars parties in Hollywood, wars in Africa, invited to the wedding of the maharajah of Jodhpur, the fashion shows in Paris, being kidnapped in Somalia, following elephants for weeks in multiple countries investigating the ivory trade – his life belongs to those of legends, the ones who have lived their life to the full and have seen what few will ever see.
Imagine being on his next safari, driving through the African bush while he shares all his tales, and explaining why he keeps coming back to Africa and why he dedicated 25 years of his life telling stories that the world does not want to hear, and why he is so dedicated to spreading understanding and knowledge on the complex issues of wildlife and habitat loss.
The reality is that his life belongs more to chapters of books written on explorers, a sort of anthropologist of the 21st century.