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Stephen Cunliffe

Stephen Cunliffe is first and foremost a passionate and pragmatic conservationist. As director of the Grumeti Fund in Tanzania, he is tasked with safeguarding, managing and sustainably developing the 350 000 acre Singita Grumeti Reserves conservation project in the western corridor of the Serengeti ecosystem. But Steve is also a registered EcoAfrica environmental consultant, an experienced and dedicated private safari guide for the exclusive Passage to Africa safari company – www.passagetoafrica.com/team/stephen-cunliffe – and a highly respected freelance photojournalist. His remaining ‘spare time’ is devoted to his lovely wife Katherine and his two amazing little boys, Charlie and Ollie.

As an international photojournalist specialising in wildlife conservation, environmental projects, eco-tourism and adventure travel, Stephen’s stories and images have been widely published with his work regularly appearing in a diverse range of magazines and newspapers from around the globe. While he is a frequent contributor to prestigious publications such as the Royal Geographical Society’s Geographical magazine, Africa Geographic, Travel Africa, and the Asian edition of the Wall Street Journal, his work has also featured in over 30 prominent geographical, environmental, travel, airline, diving, 4×4 and specialist whitewater magazines. His unquenchable thirst for off-the-beaten-track travel and adventure, along with a passion for Africa and its wildlife, have combined to produce a seasoned traveller who has explored, photographed and written about more than 75 countries to date.

Steve, Katherine and Charlie

Steve, Katherine and Charlie in the Drakensberg

After three exciting years living and working in India, where he put together his first coffee table book India Whitewater, Steve returned to Africa in late 2011. During his four years back in Cape Town, Steve had the opportunity to complete his MBA at UCT’s Graduate School of Business before the call of wild Africa lured him – along with his adventure-loving family – to the Serengeti region of Tanzania.

Based atop Sasakwa Hill deep inside Singita Grumeti Reserves, the wilds of Africa are a stone’s throw from his doorstep once more.