AFRICA WILD TRUCK
We would like to be able to tell you adventurous and odd tales, make a good cause to the limit of sensationalism, entertain you with fantastic stories to explain to you how the idea of setting sail towards this wonderful continent with the aim of undertaking our activity was born, but that will not be possible because, as often happens, also in this case it comes from the simple emotions that lead to the great daring adventure …and this is how everything began, during ‘our’ African nights, camping on the banks of the Zambezi, talking around the camp-fire, nursed by the starlight and the aroma of coffee, entranced by the symphony of noises and sounds of a continent that lets us live and that we have lived to the end.
Africa Wild Truck is a Tour Operator based in Malawi that was born from a big passion for travelling and from our numerous African experiences. Experiences that, since 2005, we have decided to share with whoever would like to join us on one of our expeditions: we will be happy to accompany you on a voyage of discovery to this marvelous continent.
Africa Wild Truck means adventure and responsible tourism on less travelled routes in Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and Botswana.
To bring benefits to nature and local people through eco- tourism is our inspiration. We are involved in projects of nature conservancy and we donate part of our income to associations like Around AWT.
Every expedition, every travel of Africa Wild Truck is an adventure planned in detail and with love by whom experiences Africa everyday. We would like to make you fall in love with those African peculiarities and specificities and of all those special places that have fed our passion during these years; we’d like to make you live the African experience.
Our passion for photography has brought us to collaborate, starting in 2006, with Edoardo Agresti, NPS photographer in charge of the Nikon School Travel, a travelling school of photography, with which we organize photography workshops on reportage photography. Since 2008 we’ve been organizing, together with Federico Veronesi, a wildlife photographer who lives in Kenya who is a K.P.S.G.A. guide, workshops on wildlife photography; besides, with the collaboration of other professional photographers or experts, who stand out for their professionalism, we organize birding safaris, wildlife workshops, trekking tours, expeditions by bicycle, art safaris and other photograph workshops.
As well as the classsic expedition of Africa Wild Truck, in which the space for photography lovers is however wide, we offer photographic workshops of reportage, wildlife photographic workshops and art safaris.
Stefano Pesarelli, born in 1969, is a long time passionate traveler; after travelling as backpacker in the Middle East, and later in Japan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore and India, in all Europe and South America, the love for Africa blossomed from the time of his first footstep in this marvelous continent. Since that time his desire for a deeper knowledge has never abandoned him; in 2004 he organized, with his partner Francesca, a 4 month-long lonesome Trans-Africa trip covering 23,000 km from Turin to Mozambique, crossing the deserts of Lybia, Egypt and Sudan to the Ethiopian plateaus, towards Kenya and Tanzania reaching the coasts of Mozambique guiding an old FIAT Campagnola; up to now he has traveled 4 times around the world in this Continent.
Stefano Pesarelli now lives and works between Lilongwe and Turin, but he is often travelling in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya where Africawildtruck’s expeditions focus on.
Since 2009 Stefano Pesarelli he is a member CANON Professional Services.
At the moment he is working on the project Africa through iPhone, a collection of images from African changes taken and processed with an iPhone presented on the best photography blogs; with his photos he has honoured the work of many international ONG.
His own web-site is www.stefanopesarelli.com.
Francesca Guazzo was born in 1978, she graduated at the Polytechnic of Torino in Architecture in 2005; the subject of her thesis was a small island in Mozambique, "Ilha de Moçambique", World Heritage for UNESCO, which she reached with Stefano on a 23,000 km journey, on board their old FIAT Campagnola (www.torinoilha.net) leaving from their own city; a 4-month long lonesome Trans-Africa trip from Turin to Mozambique, crossing the deserts of Lybia, Egypt and Sudan to the Ethiopian plateau, towards Kenya and Tanzania reaching the coasts of Mozambique. With Stefano, at the end of 2004, they started the adventure of Africa Wild Truck. The desire to understand in depth the traditions, the contact with local people, the conservation and protection of nature, are aspects which Francesca loves to be involved with also during their African expeditions. Her knowledge of the territory and of the accommodations travelling to are a key element in Africa Wild Truck’s organization and relations: during the last ten years Francesca has traveled 4 times around the world in the African Continent.
As well as collaboration with specialist magazines like Africa, PoutPourrì and other magazines, her works and drawings have been published also in some travel guides of whom she is author for the Publisher Polaris including "Tanzania", "Mozambique" and "Malawi and Zambia" (coming soon).
At the moment she’s working with her drawings on a project for a travel carnet. Her blog is www.francescaguazzo.com.