BERND BIERBAUM

Bernd Bierbaum

Bernd Bierbaum writes books, paints, enjoys photography, and travels professionally across the world. He lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

Latest: Searching for the aardvark. Based on my idea and story, a 45min documentary was recently broadcast on ARTE TV and ZDF in France and Germany.

Tour Guiding

I have been working as an expedition leader on off-road trips, on trekking and hiking tours, as a scientific lecturer on expedition cruise ships as well as a guide on cultural tours since 1990. Most of my engagements were with Studiosus, Europe's largest study tour operator, but also with private tours for museums, newspapers or on special assignment. Below is a list of countries and territories I worked in (updated to August 2016). Bolded ones are those I go back frequently to. Total count of tours to date is 300+.

Alaska
Angola
Antarctica (on expedition cruise ship tours to the Peninsula. One of the trips was documented in a book published in German: Im Eis des Südens, H. und Herrchen Verlag
Argentina (in Iguazu, Buenos Aires, Valdes, Province of Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego)
Australia (Perth, Northern Territories, Central Australia, Queensland, NSW and Victoria)
Azores Islands
Benin
Bolivia
Borneo (expedition and trekking tours in Sabah, Sarawak and Kalimantan)
Botswana (expedition)
Brazil (overland in the states of Bahia, Minas, Rio, SP, SC, DF Brasilia and Amazon)
Brunei
Cameroon (cruise)
Canada (Atlantic provinces and Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and BC, including Inside Passage with Kajak Island. Queen Charlotte Islands. Northern Territories and Canadian Arctic)
Cape Verde Islands (cruise)
Chile (all areas, including Easter Island, Cape Hoorn and Darwin Cordillera)
Columbia
Comores
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Denmark (all areas including Jylland, Copenhagen, Bornholm)
Dubai
Easter Island
Ecuador and Galapagos (expedition cruises)
Ethiopia (expeditions)
Faroer Islands
Fiji
Finland
France (Paris, Ile de France, Britanny and Normandy, and Reunion)
French Polynesia (with Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea)
Hawaii (Oahu, Kauai, Hawaii and Maui)
Germany (Hanseatic cities along the North Sea and Baltic Sea)
Ghana
Great Britain (Scotland, Orkneys, Jersey)
Greece (hiking tours in Corfu only)
Greenland (expedition cruises)
Iceland (all regions hiking and cultural tours)
Indonesia
Italy (Gulf of Naples, Paestum, Pompeji and Cuma)
Ivory Coast
Libya
Madagascar (all areas including expeditions west coast, Nosy Mangabe)
Madeira (hiking tours)
Malaysia (Peninsula all areas and East Malaysia)
Mayotte (expedition cruise)
Mauritius (expedition cruise)
Namibia
New Zealand (North and South islands)
Nicaragua
Norway (all regions, including Spitzbergen/Svalbard and Jan Mayen)
Peru 
Portugal (all areas on both the mainland and Madeira, hiking tours and cultural tours)
Reunion Island (Trekking tours)
Sao Tome Island (cruise, and special tour for the 2013 solar eclips)
Seychelles (expedition cruise, including Aldabra)
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Spain (Barcelona cultural tours, Santiago de Compostela, Extremadura and Andalucia hiking tours)
Spitzbergen (Svalbard, on expedition cruises)
South Africa (all regions)
Sweden (including Stockholm, Oland, Gotland)
Thailand
Tunesia
United States (only Alaska and Hawaii)
Uruguay
Zimbabwe