Conrad Hennig

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About Conrad Hennig

Conrad Hennig’s passion for the great outdoors started early in sub-urban Johannesburg, South Africa , whilst falling out of tree houses busy identifying Barbets and Ibises with a 3rd edition of Roberts’ Birds of Southern Africa in hand. Conrad read a BSc.(Hons) in Zoology at the University of KwaZulu Natal, it soon became apparent that his aptitude lay not in dreary scientific methodology but with people. His love for all creatures great and small saw him complete his diving instructors’ course, collect insects from all over for his “collection” still found on the study wall and eventually join Wilderness Safaris in Malawi. After two years of running safaris in this little-known country, Conrad was transferred to, and completely mesmerized by, the Okavango Delta in Botswana where he made his home running safaris for the next 5 years. He also led safaris for NGOs and Alumni throughout southern Africa as well as further affield in the wilds of Madagascar and eastern Africa. Over the last eight years Conrad has fallen in love with the Polar Regions of our planet, particularly Antarctica and northern Canada. He now leads expeditions to these last great wildernesses of our planet, as well as participating as lecturer and naturalist on nuclear-powered icebreakers to the North Pole. Over the last couple of years Conrad has started his own safari company, Starry Starry NIghts, based out of Johannesburg, South Africa.